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[Asia, Asia-pacific] Tobacco Industry Interference Index (PDF)

This third report shows that a few countries are moving forward in their efforts to implement the FCTC Article 5.3 Guidelines; however, others are facing increased industry interference. Overall, there still remains much room for improvement in the imp
Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) (th)
added Nov 5, 2016 13:52

[Asia, India] Parties to WHO-FCTC tobacco control treaty meet next week

“After 10 years, FCTC Parties have developed a detailed consensus on the measures needed to address the global tobacco epidemic. Starting next week, Parties must shift their focus to ensuring that the treaty is as effective as possible on the ground,” sai
Asian Tribune
added Nov 5, 2016 13:48

[Asia, India] Ex-min's widow hits out at tobacco sector

The widow of former state FDA minister Satish Pednekar, who died of oral cancer in 2011, has written to the prime minister's officer (PMO) and the home minister asking for 'surgical strikes' on the tobacco industry. Sumitra Pednekar has urged the governme
Times of India
added Nov 5, 2016 01:55

[Africa, Asia, India, Zimbabwe] Zim seeks voice at global tobacco forum

Stakeholders in the tobacco industry have raised concern over the exclusion of countries producing the crop... Zimbabwe signed the treaty in 2014 and was expected to participate in all discussions and hoped its considerations would be heard. In a statem
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Nov 5, 2016 01:44

[Asia, India] Vaping does not help people stop smoking, says WHO report

Countries should consider curbing the use of e-cigarettes because there is not enough evidence to show they help people stop smoking, according to a World Health Organisation report. Vaping will be on the agenda of a major meeting starting in India on M
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 4, 2016 23:43

[Asia] Pakistan will not attend tobacco conference in India

"It's a very important meeting on tobacco, but our visit doesn't appear feasible due to ongoing tensions," Saira Afzal Tarar, Pakistan's junior minister of health services regulation and coordination, told Reuters. Relations between Pakistan and India h
added Nov 4, 2016 22:53

[Asia, Taiwan] Taichung to ban smoking in some outdoor arcades

City Government and four major convenience store chains are cooperating to introduce a ban on smoking in outdoor arcades starting in January. The city government said it has long received public complaints about second-hand smoke in the major chainstores
Taipei Times (tw)
added Nov 4, 2016 17:29

[Asia, India] Govt may harden stance on investing in tobacco firms

The Union health ministry has asked the finance ministry to direct government institutions not to invest in companies involved in the manufacture and marketing of tobacco. “We have sent representation to the finance ministry about not investing in compan (in)
added Nov 4, 2016 14:49

[Asia, Mid-east, Uae: Dubai] WARNING: Shisha worse than cigarette smoking

A new study by the NYU Abu Dhabi Public Health Research Centre has revealed that smoking shisha at home exposes children and non-smokers in the house to even more harmful pollutants than secondhand smoke from cigarettes.
Khaleej Times (ae)
added Nov 3, 2016 21:14

[Asia] UPDATE 2-India finalises four rates for new sales tax

* Tobacco & luxury cars to attract 28 pct rate, plus cess . . . The new tax would also include a separate central "cess" that will be levied on tobacco products, luxury cars and aerated drinks, charged on top of the 28 percent tax bracket.
added Nov 3, 2016 21:14
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