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[Asia, Pakistan] MUMTAZ: Living in denial

Tobacco use is a attributable risk factor for deaths due to cardiovascular diseases, cancers, and respiratory diseases despite Pakistan being a signatory to World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
Daily Times (pk)
added Apr 24, 2018 00:24
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[Asia, Pakistan] KHAN: The tobacco mafia

By tricking taxes on the tobacco industry, Pakistan is openly defying United Nations Sustainable Development Goals which especially call for the implementation of the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHOFCTC) in all coun
Daily Times (pk)
added Apr 24, 2018 00:23
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[Asia, India] How safe is e-cigarettes?

Dr. Rakesh Mahajan Gupta, Deputy Director of the Department of Health and Family Welfare Punjab, India, says that there is ample scientific evidence available about the harms of nicotine and that is the reason it is unapproved under the Drugs Act except
Asian Tribune
added Apr 23, 2018 17:18
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[Asia, India] OVER 30,000 FINED FOR SMOKING IN PUBLIC

The Maximum number of people were booked in the south-east districts of Delhi for violating the provisions of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA), that prohibits smoking in public places”, Delhi Police said in a conference on Anti Tob
Daily Pioneer (in)
added Apr 21, 2018 21:02
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[Asia, China] Retired soldier waging war against litterbugs in Xi'an

he signed up for the civilian service, not realizing at the time that his new adversary would be cigarette butts and that the streets of Xi'an, Shaanxi province, would be his new field of battle. "One day, I bumped into sanitation workers picking up cig
China Daily (cn)
added Apr 21, 2018 20:38
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[Asia] Plain Packaging on cigarette packets in Sri Lanka?

The Cabinet of Sri Lanka has approved a proposal submitted by the Minister of Health, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne to introduce plain packaging on tobacco products, says Minister of Health. According to the WHO-Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), t
Asian Tribune
added Apr 17, 2018 20:18
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[Asia, Pakistan] AHMED: Smoky affairs

why should the FBR not be held directly accountable for its failure to curb smuggling, check illicit trade and achieve revenue targets instead of giving them the power to take steps against the spirit of the international convention the government has sig
The News (pk)
added Apr 16, 2018 21:06
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[Asia, Mid-east] Beware, e-cigarettes are being used to smoke drugs in UAE

The danger of this trend lies in the fact that e-cigarettes are more socially acceptable than their traditional counterparts. The Dubai Police have recorded 17 instances of youngsters mixing drugs in electronic cigarettes and smoking them, a top officer
Khaleej Times (ae)
added Apr 15, 2018 18:27
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[Asia] Sri Lanka to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes, tobacco products

as a result of the direct and indirect harm caused by the use of tobacco, it has been estimated that the death toll in Sri Lanka annually exceeds 25,000. The programs implemented for the prevention of the use of tobacco and alcohol throughout the past ha
LankaPage.com
added Apr 15, 2018 16:24
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[Asia, China] Pulmonary disease a big health threat

China has nearly 100 million people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, placing the respiratory condition among the country's biggest public health challenges...more than 40 percent of smokers over 60 have COPD.
China Daily (cn)
added Apr 15, 2018 00:04
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