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[Asia-pacific] Blow to tobacco control treaty as industry wins tax fight in south-east Asia

The powerful tobacco lobby last year stopped proposed cigarette tax increases in Malaysia and Indonesia, while Vietnam waived all duties on dried tobacco imports from Cambodia, the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance said in a report released on Mond
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Nov 28, 2017 16:56
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] Tobacco Industry Interference Index (PDF)

Summary Findings:... •While Philippines and Thailand have instituted concrete measures to prevent or reduce tobacco industry interference, there is not much improvement across the region. Many countries still have not implemented a procedure for disclosin
Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) (th)
added Nov 28, 2017 16:53
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Big tobacco wins in smoke-friendly Southeast Asia, says report

A global treaty to fight the health impact of tobacco has suffered substantial setbacks in Southeast Asia, home to some of the world's highest concentrations of smokers, a watchdog group said Monday. The powerful tobacco lobby last year stopped proposed c
Rappler (ph)
added Nov 27, 2017 15:17
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[Asia, India] Second-hand smoke risk

People in the northeastern states are exposed to more passive smoking at home than other parts of the country, according to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS 2) 2016-17. While the national average of people exposed to second-hand smoke at home is 39
The Telegraph (Calcutta) (in)
added Nov 26, 2017 23:10
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[Asia] Tobacco use declines in India by six per cent

Three North-eastern states — Assam, Tripura and Manipur — have logged an increase in tobacco use despite anti-tobacco laws and a ban enforced by militants. Countrywide, however, tobacco use has declined by six per cent — from 34.6 per cent to 28.6 per cen
New Indian Express (in)
added Nov 25, 2017 22:31
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[Asia, India] Tobacco use rises in Assam, Tripura, says report

Tobacco use has increased in Assam, Tripura and Manipur against an overall decline in the country between 2009-2017, according to the regional report of the second round of Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) 2016-17 of North Eastern states.
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Nov 25, 2017 22:30
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] Students urge undecided senators to back proposed tobacco tax hike

Students from different universities and organizations gathered on Wednesday, November 22, in the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman to launch a campaign that urges legislators to back a proposal to increase tobacco tax. They wrote letters to unde
Rappler (ph)
added Nov 23, 2017 02:21
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[Asia, India] Health ministry planning to issue advisory to states on risks of e-smoking

The Union health ministry is planning to issue an advisory to all states on the health risks of electronic smoking, even as it is in a quandary over which legal provisions it should be banned under. The advisory is likely to mention that products such as
Indian Express (in)
added Nov 20, 2017 18:36
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[Asia, India] TOBACCO SELLERS TO PROTEST TO ‘PROTECT LIVELIHOOD’

Thousands of paan-tobacco retailers in State have decided to take forward the fight against Union Government’s recent order asking them not to sell non tobacco items saying that abiding by the order is going to drag poor retailers and their families int
Daily Pioneer (in)
added Nov 20, 2017 17:14
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[Asia, Pakistan] ‘Smoking, pollution among main causes of lung diseases’

This was stated by experts at a seminar ‘Breathe in the Knowledge’ organised by the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS). The event was arranged in connection with World COPD Day. Speaking on the occasion, experts said that in Pakistan, the prevale
Daily Times (pk)
added Nov 20, 2017 15:12
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