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[Asia, India] Efforts on to bring down tobacco cultivation

In an attempt to discourage tobacco farming in the district, the Agriculture Department is helping tobacco cultivators to switch over to other crops. in a phased manner by helping them diversify to other crops for their continued livelihood support.
The Hindu Online (in)
added Feb 24, 2018 14:05
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[Asia, Hong Kong] Smokers in clouds over new lighting up

Philip Morris claims that without combustion, fire, ash or smoke the levels of harmful chemicals produced are 90-95 percent lower than traditional cigarettes. The Legislative Council will discuss a regulatory framework for e-cigarettes in April, and wh
Hong Kong Standard (hk)
added Feb 24, 2018 00:01
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[Asia, India] 29-year-old Mumbai engineer smokes ‘magic coal’ hookah, gets severe chest infection 

The IT engineer had been smoking hookahs fired with ‘magic coal’ – charcoal chunks doused in chemicals to make it burn faster – for two months. He was hospitalised two weeks ago to treat breathlessness, respiratory failure and severe chest infection. Dr
Hindustan Times (in)
added Feb 23, 2018 17:02
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[Asia, Pakistan] PAKT: a roller-coaster ride

After posting impressive financials in CY16, the tobacco giant couldn’t repeat the feat in CY17. But Pakistan Tobacco (PSX: PAKT) should be happy that the roller-coaster year that was 2017 couldn’t inflict irreparable damage to its business. It’s essenti
Business Recorder (pk)
added Feb 22, 2018 23:23
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[Asia, Pakistan] AUDIO: Another five districts in Punjab to replicate Islamabad smoke-free model

the Deputy Commissioner of Gujranwala himself resolved to quit smoking on Wednesday while launching the smoke-free city campaign in the district. Dr. Minhaj took pride in the Islamabad smoke-free model being replicated in Punjab as well. “I have already
The News (pk)
added Feb 22, 2018 16:44
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[Asia, Singapore] Some retailers increase cigarette prices following tax hike

The excise duties on cigarettes would increase to 42.7 cents per stick of cigarette, up from 38.8 cents previously, said the Ministry of Finance. Of the six retailers that Channel NewsAsia approached, two of them said they had already increased the pric
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Feb 21, 2018 00:28
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[Asia, Singapore] Budget 2018: 10% increase in tobacco excise duty from Feb 19

The Government will impose a 10 per cent increase in tobacco excise duty in a bid to discourage consumption, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said during his Budget speech on Monday (Feb 19).
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Feb 20, 2018 00:15
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[Asia, Qatar] Survey findings to strengthen HMC’s fight against smoking

“We are in the process of finalising the findings of our latest survey on smoking prevalence in Qatar. We expect to release the outcomes of the survey very soon. We have co-ordinated with some renowned organisations and the survey will help us in forming
Gulf Times (qa)
added Feb 20, 2018 00:14
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[Asia, India] Tobacco use slides in state

Prevalence of tobacco use in Bihar has seen a sharp decline from 53.5 to 25.9 per cent in the last seven years. In fact, Bihar is the second state after Sikkim, which has seen the highest percentage dip in tobacco consumption. Tobacco consumption in Sikk
The Telegraph (Calcutta) (in)
added Feb 18, 2018 02:54
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[Asia, India] Tobacco use down 27.6% in state: Survey

The Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2 (GATS-2) for the year 2016-17 revealed that the prevalence of tobacco use in Bihar has dropped from 53.5% to 25.9% in the last seven years. The survey fact sheet was released by state health minister Mangal Pandey on Satu
Times of India
added Feb 18, 2018 02:10
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