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[Asia, India] 2,000 challans issued for public smoking, tobacco sale

Delhi Police have started taking action against people who are seen smoking in public places or selling tobacco within a radius of 100 yards of educational institutions. The drive, which was held on December 30 and on Wednesday, has so far resulted in 2,0
Millennium Post (in)
added Jan 4, 2018 20:28

[Asia, Korea - South] S. Korea to change graphic warnings on cigarette packs in December

The pictorial warnings need to be changed every 24 months as part of efforts to maintain the intended purpose of curbing smoking, according to the Ministry of Health and Welfare. The graphic images show smokers suffering from fatal ailments, such as lun
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
added Jan 4, 2018 12:33

[Asia] Karnataka HC order reverses India’s world-leading attempt of 85% pictorial warnings on tobacco products

In the Karnataka HC judgment one of the judges, Justice Nagarathna, stated that it is unnecessary to have pictorial and textual warnings suggestive of cancer particularly when the contents of the said warnings are not universally accepted as medically pro
DNA India (in)
added Jan 4, 2018 07:42

[Asia, Pakistan] Govt takes measure to curb illegal import of cigarettes

The complex taxation system on cigarettes introduced by the government through the Finance Bill 2017, which allowed the legal companies to reduce the prices apparently to curb illicit sale of smuggled cigarettes has attracted the attention of the Peshawar
The News (pk)
added Jan 2, 2018 04:14

[Asia, Pakistan] Plan to increase size of pictorial warning on cigarette packets

The Ministry of National Health Services and Regulations on Friday issued the order of increasing the size of pictorial warning on cigarette packs up-to fifty per cent, said an official on Friday. Currently, 40 per cent of the cigarette pack is covered w
The Nation (pk)
added Jan 2, 2018 04:14

[Asia, Pakistan] Sale of low-priced cigarettes barred

Peshawar High Court (PHC) has suspended the third slab of cigarette brands introduced by Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to control the illicit trade of cigarettes in the market. The court provided the interim relief to the petitioner. The petitioner ple
The Nation (pk)
added Jan 2, 2018 04:13

[Asia, India] To ban or not to ban: Health ministry in a fix over e-cigarettes

Three committees set up by union health ministry have asked the government to ban the device.
India Today Magazine (in)
added Jan 1, 2018 04:01

[Asia, Pakistan] Global calls to switch to smoke-free tobacco products gaining ground

Recently, the advocates of smoke-free tobacco products from different Asian countries gathered for the first time ever in Jakarta, Indonesia, to call on their governments to allow and regulate the use of electronic cigarettes and ‘heat-not-burn’ tobacco
The Nation (pk)
added Jan 1, 2018 04:00

[Asia, India] Hookah illegal, must be banned, say doctors

Thursday night’s blaze in Kamala Mills may have been caused by a burning hookah coal setting the curtains and tarpaulin sheet covering 1 Above afire. Even as this is being investigated, anti-tobacco activists are calling for a ban on hookahs. Dr. Pankaj
The Hindu Online (in)
added Dec 31, 2017 18:48

[Asia, Pakistan] PMPKL exported massive 7.3m kilograms of tobacco in 2017

Philip Morris (Pakistan) Limited (PMPKL) has set a new record for Pakistan’s tobacco sector by exporting around 7.3 million kilograms of tobacco in 2017, an increase of more than 400% versus the previous year, made possible by focusing on sustainable toba
The Nation (pk)
added Dec 31, 2017 18:41
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