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[Asia, Pakistan] Tobacco growers in Swabi welcome District Council’s resolution

Welcoming the unanimous resolution of District Council Swabi against the Anti-Tobacco Bill and closure of leaf purchase centres, the tobacco growers in Yar Hussain area vowed to fight tooth and nail for their rights to stop the companies from the ‘economi
The News (pk)
added Jan 26, 2017 22:25

[Asia] Nonprofits closing doors as India cuts access to funds

The Institute of Public Health has worked closely with the federal and Karnataka state government on several health-related and anti-tobacco campaigns. It will have to halt its programs without donations from foreign groups like the World Health Organiza
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 26, 2017 18:34

[Asia, Israel] Health Ministry seeks to implement far-reaching smoking

Proposed measures include complete ban on cigarette advertising, increased enforcement of prohibition in public places
Times of Israel (is)
added Jan 26, 2017 17:56

[Asia, Cambodia] Minister vows action against tobacco firms

Within almost six months of a sub-decree going into effect requiring graphic warnings on all cigarette packages, Health Minister Mam Bunheng issued a second warning this month to tobacco companies not complying with the regulations, threatening to take l
Phnom Penh Post (kh)
added Jan 24, 2017 22:48

[Asia, India] Hookah bar owner gets 3 years in jail for selling tobacco to minors

The owner of a hookah bar in the city was on Friday awarded three years in jail and fined Rs 1 lakh for selling tobacco to minors in a two-year-old case. Chief judicial magistrate Gagandeep Mittal convicted Rahul Yadav, the owner of Kasba Bar and Snooker
Times of India
added Jan 24, 2017 16:59

[Asia, China] Shanghai seeks ways to promote smoking ban

Political advisers in Shanghai have proposed the city learn from other cities about publicizing the smoking ban that will take effect in five weeks. Beginning March 1, all public indoor venues and work areas, as well as some outdoor places, such as art (cn)
added Jan 24, 2017 16:09

[Asia, Pakistan] PM urged to halt adoption of tobacco industry statistics by state institutions

TheNetwork for Consumer Protection has appealed to Prime Minister Nawaz Shairf to take strict notice of state institutions adopting and quoting the tobacco industry’s statistics to weaken the government’s anti-tobacco regulation....adopting the tobacco in
The News (pk)
added Jan 23, 2017 13:11

[Asia, India] Tobacco farmers felicitated for adopting modern, scientific practices

Tobacco Institute of India (TII), on Friday hosted the 17th annual Tobacco Farmers Award ceremony to recognize tobacco farmers for adopting contemporary farming practices that help improve yields, produce better varieties and make Indian tobaccos competit
India Blooms (in)
added Jan 20, 2017 20:38

[India] Effects of bidi smoking on all-cause mortality and cardiorespiratory outcomes in men from south Asia: an observational community-based substudy of the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology Study (PURE) [FREE FULL TEXT]

Interpretation Bidi smoking is associated with severe baseline respiratory impairment, all-cause mortality, and cardiorespiratory outcomes. Stricter controls and regulation of bidis are needed to reduce the tobacco-related disease burden in south Asia.
The Lancet (uk)
added Jan 20, 2017 19:21

[Asia, Nepal] Permit must for tobacco item sale from March 14

As Nepal witnesses an increased burden of non-communicable diseases, the government has ordered the management of separate stores to sell cigarettes and tobacco products from March 14. Besides, all the shops selling tobacco products should be registered
Kathmandu Post (np)
added Jan 20, 2017 03:51
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