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[Asia, Pakistan] Audit team unlikely to submit report on tobacco MNCs before PAC on 23 May

The Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) is not likely to conclude the special audit of international tobacco companies operating in the country within the given time period and is also unlikely to submit an audit report before the Public Accounts Committee
Pakistan Today (pk)
added May 16, 2018 19:47
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[Asia, India] What are philanthropists doing to fight the anti-smoking battle?

Philanthropists helped fuel smoking-cessation victories in the US. India’s philanthropists could help history repeat in this country
Forbes India (in)
added May 14, 2018 13:40
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[Asia, Israel] NGO DEMANDS IMMEDIATE PROBE INTO LITZMAN’S BEHAVIOR OVER SMOKING

The Movement for Quality Government has called on Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit to open an immediate investigation of Deputy Health Minister Ya’acov Litzman’s behavior regarding smoking and tobacco as documented by the State Comptroller Report’s ch
Jerusalem Post
added May 14, 2018 02:16
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[Asia, Israel] ANTI-TOBACCO FIGHTER TUVIA LEHRER DEAD AT 80

The many thousands of Israelis who quit smoking in recent decades owe their improved health and even lives to Tuvia Lehrer, the founder of the Israel Association for the Prevention of Smoking, who pioneered in teaching people addicted to tobacco to kick
Jerusalem Post
added May 14, 2018 02:13
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[Asia, Connecticut] Three-day conference on China, U.S. healthcare wraps up at Yale University

Jody L. Sindelar...shared her insights on the new approaches to smoking cessation through behavioral economics, financial incentives, windows of opportunities and wearables. Sindelar also discussed her ongoing work in China to reduce secondhand smoke for
Xinhua Newswire
added May 14, 2018 01:39
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[Asia, China] Allowing indoor smoking areas is pragmatic tobacco control measure

HANGZHOU, capital of East China's Zhejiang province, has given a green light to setting up indoor smoking areas in public places in a draft of its newly revised smoking control regulation. Beijing News comments: China has about 350 million smokers, 30 p
China Daily (cn)
added May 11, 2018 02:51
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[Asia, Mid-east] VAT on tobacco in Saudi Arabia persuades many smokers to quit, but some hang on

Many Saudis say the increase in tobacco prices which doubled after the introduction of the value-added tax (VAT) in June last year, has helped them to quit this bad habit. Salman Al-Imam, a Sudanese driver living in Saudi Arabia, gave up 10 months ago. “
Arab News (sa)
added May 9, 2018 15:22
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[Asia, Pakistan] Senate panel wants to squeeze salaried class, protect MPs

The ongoing struggle between those who advocate interests of cigarettes manufacturers and the ones who want to save next generations from smoking related diseases ended on Tuesday when the committee put its weight behind the manufacturers’ lobby.
Express Tribune (pk)
added May 9, 2018 14:33
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[Asia, India] GOVERNMENT TAKES FRESH STEPS TO CURB TOBACCO USE IN STATE

state tobacco control coordination committee (STCCC) on Monday decided to recruit state and district level officers in tobacco control cells under the National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP) of the central government in order to curb the use of tobacco
Times of India
added May 9, 2018 14:16
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[Asia, India] Ban manufacture, sale and import of SLT products

A report compiled by the National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research (NICPR) in collaboration with the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) has suggested a complete ban on manufacture, sale and import of smokeless tobacco (SLT) products as
DNA India (in)
added May 7, 2018 18:57
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