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[Asia, Mid-east] Doctors call for 'minimum pricing' plan for tobacco after introduction of UAE's sin tax

Doctors have urged the government to look at bringing in 'minimum pricing' for tobacco to lift the prices of the cheapest cigarettes on the shelves. The move would put an end to low quality brands being sold for as little as Dh3. Tobacco producers clai
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Mar 18, 2018 01:23

[Asia, India] PGI collects 1,750-kg tobacco items from patients, wards

While the Health Department has failed to curb the use of tobacco in Chandigarh in hospitals, now, the PGI has taken a lead. In past three years, the PGI has recovered 1,750-kg of tobacco products from patients and their attendants, who were attempting
Chandigarh Tribune (in)
added Mar 18, 2018 01:22

[Asia, India] Smokers with a persistent cough are urged to get tested for TB

“Cough” shows that tobacco consumption and exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke increases the risk of TB and of dying from the disease. A key barrier totimely diagnosis and treatment among smokers is the assumption that a cough is related to their smoking
The Health Site (in)
added Mar 16, 2018 17:58
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[Asia, China] Chinese craftsman's dedication to snuff bottle painting

In the late 17th century, European merchants and envoys introduced the aromatic tobacco mixture to China known as snuff. Before entering China, snuff was typically stored in boxes. Chinese craftsmen created airtight bottles to protect against the local c
China Daily (cn)
added Mar 15, 2018 22:57

[Asia] Meet 89-year-old Shen, China's longest-serving lawmaker

To prove that women and men should be equally treated, Shen organized a manuring contest. Women won as many men paused to smoke. As a result, Shen and other women won equal pay.
China Daily (cn)
added Mar 15, 2018 14:12

[Asia, China] Anti-smoking advocate seeks help

He has singled out a particular group that could help him in the anti-smoking campaign. "Government employees in China have higher rates of smoking than the national average," said Wang, a member of the CPPCC National Committee. "They serve as role mode (cn)
added Mar 14, 2018 15:58

[Asia, Mid-east] UAE's 'Sin tax' driving smokers towards cheaper brands, though many say they have at least cut down

Tax hike is changing consumer habits in the UAE, as authorities vow to crack down on black market cigarettes
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Mar 13, 2018 15:23

[Asia, India] Beware, smoking can affect your skin and worsen psoriasis

While quitting smoking doesn’t cure psoriasis, smoking aggravates the symptoms and may make the disease significantly worse, say experts.
Hindustan Times (in)
added Mar 13, 2018 04:10

[Asia] Smoking on rise among young working women in urban India: Survey

The survey was conducted to ascertain the smoking behaviour/pattern in young working women, many of whom consider it as a ‘stress buster.’ “Growing number of young working women (mostly with high paying jobs and an active life) are indulging in social sm
Times of India
added Mar 11, 2018 21:15

[Asia, China] Chinese products, innovations attract hundreds at Cuba's cigar festival

Just as China has become the top emerging market for Cuban cigars with a 33-percent year-on-year growth in 2017, several Chinese companies decided to provide Cuban and international firms with various products related to the industry. Such is the case o
China Daily (cn)
added Mar 11, 2018 16:20
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