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[Asia, India] Cigarette butts can be used to eliminate malaria-causing mosquitoes

latest issue of the journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research. Besides nicotine -- a known poison -- CBs contain a mixture of toxic substances including heavy metals, Kadarkarai Murugan, lead author and Vice Chancellor of Thiruvalluvar Univer
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Sep 27, 2017 07:26
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[Asia, Uae] Tobacco demand to fall 40% after new excise tax

National tobacco demand in the UAE is expected to slump by 40 per cent after a new 100 per cent excise tax on cigarettes goes into force October 1, say health and tax experts. An effective doubling of prices for a single pack of cigarettes will not only
Gulf News (ae)
added Sep 26, 2017 15:07
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[Asia, Pakistan] Ombudsman directs govt to make cigarettes ‘inaccessible to citizens’

Ministries of National Health Services (NHS) and finance have been asked to enforce the World Health Organisation (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) to make cigarettes inaccessible to citizens by increasing prices and taking action again
DAWN Group of Newspapers (pk)
added Sep 24, 2017 14:29
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[Asia] Report: Where There’s Smoke, Israel Isn’t Doing Enough to Discourage It

Knesset Research and Information Center... took aim at Israel’s relatively low tobacco tax and poorly designed system for taxing tobacco. In particular, it pointed to the much lower rate for loose tobacco for rolling and cigarettes. The sales tax on a pa
Ha'aretz Newspaper/Magazine
added Sep 21, 2017 00:53
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[Asia, Pakistan] Ex-industrial workers stage sit-in to seek reinstatement

The sacked employees of Philip Morris Pakistan, Frontier Sugar Mills and Pakistan Tobacco Company on Tuesday took out a procession and staged sit-in outside Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly building to demand their reinstatement with provision of all incentive
DAWN Group of Newspapers (pk)
added Sep 21, 2017 00:47
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[California] Loma Linda University researchers awarded $1.4 million NIH grant to study tobacco control in Asia

a $1.4 million grant from the NIH to develop new research methods for enhancing the effectiveness of tobacco-control programs in Cambodia, Laos and Mongolia.
Loma Linda University Health
added Sep 19, 2017 19:35
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[Asia, India] Non-smokers can get lung cancer and the reasons are around us

While it is true that smoking causes four out of five cases of lung cancer, the trend of lung cancer in non-smokers is also on the rise.... Second-hand smoking is of two types: the first type is the smoke exhaled by a smoker and the second type is that wh
The Economic Times (India)
added Sep 19, 2017 14:32
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[Asia, India] LMRC to frisk passengers for tobacco products from next week

With instances of people littering and spitting inside Metro stations showing no signs of abating, Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) has decided to frisk all passengers, both men and women, at the entry points of stations from next week to prevent the
Times of India
added Sep 18, 2017 23:57
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[Asia, India] Costs of tobacco outweigh Centre’s total spend in health sector! Does it have a plan to deal with this?

Powerful tobacco lobbies have ensured, over the past few months, the government has taken action against two bodies—FCRA clearances were revoked for the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and a Michael Bloomberg charity—that have worked on effectiv
Financial Express (in)
added Sep 18, 2017 15:12
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[Asia, China, Singapore] Smoking emojis not the focus of tobacco control

By deleting the emojis, the companies said they hope to help curb an implied link between smoking and being cool. ...Frankly, requiring social media companies to delete such emojis is not one of the most pressing tasks to curb tobacco use. In Singapore,
China Daily (cn)
added Sep 18, 2017 13:45
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