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[Asia, India] Lens on US charities funding NGOs with anti-tobacco drive

Even as US-based charity Bloomberg Philanthropies is still being "watched"...three of its recipient NGOs have been denied renewal of registration under the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act (FCRA) or had their registration cancelled over the past year.
Times of India
added Sep 4, 2017 11:33
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[Asia, Uae] GODCHAUX: Stubbing out the economic cost of smoking

The UAE Government has announced an excise tax on tobacco and at 100 per cent of the existing price. How effective can this be...the combination with other instruments should not be discounted, as it has often proven to be critical in the overall success
Gulf News (ae)
added Sep 4, 2017 11:22
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[Asia, India] E-cigarette ban wipes out less harmful alternative for smokers: Experts

Banning e-cigarettes may deprive Indian smokers of a substantially less harmful alternative, which can be against public health and can result in adverse consequences, experts have warned. Some states in India, including Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Pun
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Sep 3, 2017 20:31
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[Asia-pacific] Asia's smoking addiction

Male smoking rate is high in Asian countries, with Indonesian men ranked the world's top smokers as 76% of them smoke. According to the WHO estimates tobacco kills around 6 million people annually around the globe causing a damage of trillions of dollar
The Nation (th)
added Aug 31, 2017 15:37
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[Asia, India] Tobacco Board raises crop size

The flue-cured Virginia tobacco growers in AP and Karnataka have been provided relief after the Tobacco Board has raised the crop size to 136 million KG for 2017-18. The decision comes after the growers had repeatedly urged the Board against forcing them
The Hindu Online (in)
added Aug 30, 2017 20:56
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[Asia, Pakistan] CDA panned for tobacco firm MoU

A group of activists have panned the CDA for signing an agreement with a tobacco company for tree plantation. The Coalition for Tobacco Control-Pakistan (CTC-Pak) National Coordinator Khurram Hashmi on Tuesday urged the Islamabad Mayor and CDA Chairman
APP (Associated Press of Pakistan) (pk)
added Aug 30, 2017 20:55
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Indonesians top smokers in world

Male smoking rate is high in Asian countries, with Indonesian men ranked the world’s top smokers as 76% of them smoke. Infographics:
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Aug 30, 2017 14:41
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[Asia] China’s tobacco consumption accounts for 44% of world’s total

China has seen 15 million new smokers in 5 years. As a result, it is urgent for the country to step up its efforts to control tobacco. A nationwide adult tobacco survey issued in 2015 said that 27.7% of Chinese above the age of 15 are smokers, and the to
People's Daily (cn)
added Aug 30, 2017 14:39
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[Asia, India] Man with cancer shoots dead colleague who introduced him to smoking in Delhi

Mustakeem Ahmad, a cook at a west Delhi restaurant, was arrested...blamed Inayat for getting him addicted to smoking that later led to his cancer. Amid all this, Ahmad’s work quality deteriorated and he was removed from his job.
Hindustan Times (in)
added Aug 29, 2017 13:49
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[Asia] Exclusive: Bloomberg charity scrutinized by India for anti-tobacco funding, lobbying - documents

The intelligence wing of India’s home ministry last year drafted a note on Bloomberg Philanthropies, raising concerns that the foundation was running a campaign to “target” Indian tobacco businesses and “aggressively” lobby against the sector.
Reuters
added Aug 29, 2017 13:44
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