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[Asia] 'Clinical' strike for #smokefreeindia

Vital Strategies, on Thursday commended the Indian government on the launch of a national tobacco control mass media campaign to warn people about the harm of exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke (SHS).
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Mar 23, 2018 15:34
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[Asia, Hong Kong] E-cigarette use soars in HK in short time span

more citizens have tried electronic smoking devices, including electronic cigarettes and heat-not-burn tobacco products, compared to a survey in 2015. The number of daily e-cigarette users was 5,700 persons in 2017, while no significant number was record
Hong Kong Standard (hk)
added Mar 23, 2018 14:58
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[Asia, China] State Council reform to tackle role of big tobacco in policy-making

A proposed reform to China’s most important tobacco control group is expected to significantly reduce the influence of “big tobacco”...the mechanism in place to implement [FCTC] would be overhauled, taking power from the hands of the tobacco industry and
CGTN America (China Global Television Network)
added Mar 22, 2018 18:01
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[Asia] Tobacco Use Among Women – An Increasing Concern in India

According to studies, India now has 12.1 million women smokers and only lags behind the United States in this segment. While an average male smokes 6.1 cigarettes a day, a woman smokes an average of 7 cigarettes per day! And this is only the tip of the
The Quint (in)
added Mar 22, 2018 16:02
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[Asia, India] Health ministry launches national campaign to warn against dangers of second-hand smoke exposure

The Union health ministry has launched national tobacco control mass media campaign to warn people about the deadly harms of exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke (SHS). It is the first national tobacco control mass media campaign to promote the quitline
Pharmabiz.com (in)
added Mar 22, 2018 15:42
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[Asia, China] Smoking violators to get 180-day train travel ban

Starting in May, passengers who smoke on high-speed trains or in smoke-free zones of other trains will be prevented from train travel for 180 days, according to a newly released document. The document was jointly issued by the National Development and R
China Daily (cn)
added Mar 20, 2018 19:41
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[Asia, Mid-east] UAE smoking poll: only one in four have changed their habit since introduction of 'sin tax'

Of the 600 participants of an Apester poll conducted by The National, 75 per cent said the 100 per cent ‘sin tax’ on tobacco products had not led them to quit.. medwakh’s increasing popularity. The super-strength pipe-smoked tobacco was smoked by 57 per
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Mar 20, 2018 19:40
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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
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[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
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[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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