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[Asia, Pakistan] Anti-smoking bill not finalised by NHS ministry

While discussing a ban on smoking, National Health Services (NHS) Minister Saira Afzal Tarar claimed on Thursday that she had repeatedly requested the speaker of the National Assembly to declare Parliament House a no smoking area, but in vain.
DAWN Group of Newspapers (pk)
added Mar 31, 2017 22:24
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[Asia] India's finance ministry says govt divests part of its stake in ITC to LIC of India

India's Ministry of Finance: Government has divested a part of its stake in ITC to Life Insurance Corporation of India .India's Ministry of Finance says government has received an amount of INR 66.82 billion from the transaction.
Reuters
added Mar 31, 2017 18:04
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[Asia, Pakistan] PM yet to enforce decision to raise warning size to 85% on cigarette packs

The worldwide tobacco control race is on. Pakistan matches with India if Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif enforces his two-year-old decision of raising graphic health warning size to 85% on cigarette packs, surpasses Sri Lanka and a little behind Nepal that ha
Daily Times (pk)
added Mar 31, 2017 03:01
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[Asia, India] Use GST to curb illegal cigarette trade, tobacco body says

Shares 1 Thu, 30 Mar 2017-02:50pm , PTI The GST is an unique opportunity for the government to address the growing illegal cigarettes trade in the country, according to Tobacco Institute of India (TII). The institute, a body representing interests of le
DNA India (in)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:25
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[Asia, Korea - South] Smoking to be banned on main boulevard in southern Seoul

In an unusually tough anti-smoking move, one of Seoul's main boulevards will be declared a no-smoking zone and violators will face fines, officials said Wednesday. Seoul's Seocho-gu Ward Office said Gangnam-daero, a 5-kilometer-long major boulevard that
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
added Mar 29, 2017 20:52
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[Asia, India] Social Humour: Twitterati spots photo of a man leisurely smoking beedi, turns it into a viral meme

Twitterati found something quirky in this photo of what appears to be an old man smoking beedi and made it quirkier through funny captions. The rest as they say is history.
Times of India
added Mar 29, 2017 20:41
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[Asia, Israel] 'Glass cups' turn out to be smuggled cigars

On Wednesday, a container owned by another suspect left Ashdod carrying merchandise intended for the Haifa District Arab port city of Baqa al-Gharbiyye. A team of police officers and customs investigators found the Baqa al-Gharbiyye storage room and int
Arutz Sheva (IsraelNationalNews.com)
added Mar 29, 2017 20:41
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[Asia, Thailand] Concern about TTM reforms

Anti-tobacco activists in Thailand are urging the government to reconsider plans to relax its control of the Thailand Tobacco Monopoly (TTM), reports The Bangkok Post. In December, the cabinet approved a bill that would transform the TTM from a state en
Tobacco Reporter
added Mar 29, 2017 18:49
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[Asia, India] Study links oral clefts to maternal passive smoking

Use of tobacco - one of the leading causes of preventable death - - can affect pregnant women even if they aren't active users. Scientists say women exposed to secondhand smoking during pregnancy are more likely to give birth to children with cleft lip o
Times of India
added Mar 29, 2017 15:01
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[Asia, Thailand] New 'Tobacco Authority' could ease cigarette restrictions

The bill permits companies or public companies producing tobacco to be registered. The transnational tobacco giants could buy into them or manipulate their policies through proxy shareholders, he said. The companies would also be able to produce a wide r
Bangkok Post (th)
added Mar 29, 2017 10:59
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