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[Asia, India] Need to scale up tobacco control fight, says ICMR head

Newly-appointed director general Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Dr Balram Bhargava has proposed that all medical colleges that do not have tobacco cessation clinics be derecognised. Bhargava is also likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Indian Express (in)
added May 7, 2018 18:56
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[Asia, Pakistan] PAC summons FBR chairman over cigarette tax tiers

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has summoned the chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) today (Thursday) after the board ignored its proposal to withdraw the third tier of taxes on cigarettes in the 2018-19 budget. The FBR has retained the th
DAWN Group of Newspapers (pk)
added May 7, 2018 15:20
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[Asia, India] Cabinet approves accession to the Protocol under WHO Framework Convention on tobacco control to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products

The protocol lays down obligations of the parties. It spells out supply chain control measures that must be adopted by the parties viz. licensing of manufacture of tobacco products and machinery for manufacturing of tobacco products, due diligence to be
Business Standard (in)
added May 7, 2018 14:09
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[Asia, Mid-east] Juul vaping device sweeping American schools on sale in UAE's grey market

There more than 50,000 posts under the hashtag #Juul on Instagram alone, and countless tweets and YouTube videos. Juul Labs via AP Intense nicotine delivery devices that give the user a strong hit that goes to their head are sweeping US high schools. An
The National Newspaper (ae)
added May 4, 2018 15:54
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[Asia] Vietnam to auction smuggled cigarettes for export

Under the decision, exporting the auctioned cigarettes via land border gates or to Vietnam's neighboring countries is prohibited, and revenues from the auctions will be used for anti-cigarette smuggling. Nearly 1 billion smuggled cigarette packets are c
Xinhua Newswire
added May 3, 2018 20:14
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[Asia] ‘Evidence suggests that smoking on film glamorises tobacco use … India has highest number of TB patients’

With government aiming to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) from India by 2025, focus on links between smoking and TB is growing. Nandita Murukutla, vice-president, global policy and research, Vital Strategies – an organisation that delivers evidence-based pub
Times of India
added May 3, 2018 19:42
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[Asia] India to ratify WHO protocol against illegal trade of tobacco

The Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the decks for ratification of WHO Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products by India. The protocol applies to prevention of illegal trade of both smoking and smokeless (chewing) forms of tobacco. The move co
Chandigarh Tribune (in)
added May 3, 2018 19:28
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[Asia, India] Cabinet approves accession to the Protocol under WHO Framework Convention on tobacco control to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products

Modi has given approval to accede to the Protocol under World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on tobacco control to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products.
India Blooms (in)
added May 3, 2018 19:21
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[Asia, Mid-east, Uae, District of Columbia] Support growing for e-cigarette revolution in anti-smoking crusade

Speaking at a global e-cigarette summit in Washington DC, experts from science, regulation and public health gave their views on how the industry should develop to help reduce the number of conventional smokers around the world. The UAE aims to reduce t
The National Newspaper (ae)
added May 3, 2018 17:15
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[Asia, Mid-east] Abu Dhabi tobacco sales plummet after excise tax

the dramatic decrease of tobacco sales is the highest since the adoption of excise tax in October 2018, which includes a 100 percent price increase in tobacco, as well as price hikes on a number of products “that harm public health” such as soft and energ
Arabian Business
added May 1, 2018 04:35
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