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[Asia, Pakistan] Arrested LG representatives sent to jail in Swabi

TOBACCO CENTRES’ CLOSURE: Tobacco growers on Friday held a protest meeting against multinational company’s decision to close down tobacco purchasing centres not only in Swabi but also in other tobacco growing districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
DAWN Group of Newspapers (pk)
added Jan 14, 2017 16:52

[Asia, India] Delhi Govt asks Police to enforce total ban on tobacco

The tobacco industry has been by-passing the gutka ban by selling tobacco and pan-masala separately as "twin-packs" which consumers mix and use.
Times of India
added Jan 13, 2017 22:37

[Asia] PEIRIS: Tobacco use does not contribute to economic development - Report

The tobacco industry’s deep pockets and deadly tactics remain the greatest obstacle to progress in addressing the devastating global toll of tobacco use. The report notes that in addition to continued implementation of evidence-based tobacco control stra
Asian Tribune
added Jan 13, 2017 22:35

[Asia, Pakistan] Cigarette advertising affecting kids as young as six

Multinational cigarette companies are not only breaking advertisement laws by targeting youth, but also taking benefit of the unregulated cigarette industry through pressure tactics. Resultantly, these manufacturers are reaping billions, while cleverly di
Daily Times (pk)
added Jan 13, 2017 16:48

[Asia, Massachusetts] Tufts MC grants target tobacco use in Chinatown

Tufts Medical Center announced on Jan. 9 seven Boston programs will share more than $300,000 in grants to educate the city’s Asian community about a deadly drug: tobacco. “Nationwide, we are starting to see a decline in cigarette smoking in many ethnic
Sampan Newspaper
added Jan 13, 2017 16:39

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] DOH chief opposes bill on 2-tier cigarette tax

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial made a stand against the House bill seeking to impose a two-tier excise tax structure on cigarettes. "We have a number of health champions in Senate, and we're hoping that it will not push through in the Senate," Ubial said
Rappler (ph)
added Jan 13, 2017 16:26

[Asia, India] Enforce ban on sale, manufacturing and storage of tobacco: AAP

The AAP government has asked Delhi Police to enforce ban on sale, manufacturing and storage of all forms of chewing tobacco imposed by it in the national capital in April last year. In his letter to Delhi Police, Deputy Commissioner (Food Safety) Jai Prak
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Jan 12, 2017 22:02

[Asia, India] Anti-tobacco activists call for complete ban on gutka in Karnataka

Anti-Tobacco Forum (ATF) and Cancer Patients’ Aid Association on Tuesday urged the State government to remove the ambiguity in its notification on chewing tobacco and implement the ban on gutka effectively.
The Hindu Online (in)
added Jan 12, 2017 22:01

[Asia, Israel] Finance Minister: Cigars are revolting

In a Haifa Leadership Conference Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon (Kulanu) said, .... "Everyone has his own lifestyle," Kahlon continued. "I don't smoke, not even Marlboro. I won't smoke cigars, because first of all it's revolting. And I only accept present
Arutz Sheva (
added Jan 12, 2017 21:00

[Asia, Japan] Restaurant industry opposes total smoking ban ahead of 2020 Olympics

At a meeting in Tokyo of industry organizations, participants expressed concern that a smoking ban would drive small businesses into the ground. They said Japan should aim to become a leading country in promoting separate smoking areas. The Ministry of
Japan Times (jp)
added Jan 12, 2017 19:12
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