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[Asia, Iran, Mid-east] Cigarette Production Up 50% Last Year

About 45 billion cigarettes were produced in Iran over the last fiscal year (March 2016-17), registering a 50% rise compared with the year before, the head of the Center for Tobacco Planning and Supervision said.
Financial Tribune
added Apr 19, 2017 01:27
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[Asia, China, Hong Kong] Anti-smoking fight heats up

the government is set to gazette an amended law enlarging the size of scare-tactics health warnings to at least 85 percent of the cigarette packets before the current term ends on June 30. Chan said the government will study new strategies to encourage a
Hong Kong Standard (hk)
added Apr 18, 2017 16:42
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[Asia] Despite anti-smoking campaign, smoking in China on rise

While the Chinese government has been working to reduce smoking for the past 40 years — including issuing smoking regulations, anti-tobacco advertisements, and public smoking bans — smoking continues to rise. The Chinese internet company Tencent asked 1
CGTN America (China Global Television Network)
added Apr 17, 2017 23:23
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[Asia, India] Study wants stricter norms to combat bidi smoking

A recent "Lancet" study has recommended stricter controls and regulation to dissuade people from smoking bidies, which it said, caused health problems including respiratory ailments. Severe respiratory impairment, significant cardio-respiratory condition
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Apr 17, 2017 21:50
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[Asia, India] Should the govt hold stake in tobacco firms?

That’s the substance of a case filed by a group of individuals, some of whom run the Tata Trusts, in the Bombay high court. The case—the court is yet to decide whether to admit it or not—specifically names ITC Ltd, which it refers to as “primarily” a tob
livemint.com (in)
added Apr 17, 2017 19:19
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[Asia, India] Bidis more harmful than cigarettes; stricter norms needed to control smoking

Severe respiratory impairment, significant cardio-respiratory conditions and follow-up mortality were found among bidi smokers as against cigarette smokers and non-smokers, said a study in Lancet Global Health journal. The largest-ever prospective inter
Hindustan Times (in)
added Apr 17, 2017 19:15
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[Asia, India, New Zealand] Fourth-hand smoke

This is exactly what fourth-hand smoke does — watching friends, colleagues, relatives, even actors on screen smoke, makes smoking ‘the cool thing’. A study, published by BioMed Central Public Health, New Zealand, carried out a visual mapping of smoking i
The Hindu Online (in)
added Apr 17, 2017 19:01
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[Asia, India] Globally, insurers have small holding in tobacco firms, but some moving away

In most cases the insurance companies are privately owned with a clear profit motive, and their stakes are limited to 2-3% of the total shareholding of the tobacco firms.
The Economic Times (India)
added Apr 17, 2017 18:58
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[Asia, China] Chinese man detained for smoking on int'l flight

Chinese police have detained a man over the weekend for smoking on a Thai AirAsia flight from Bangkok. The man, a 54-year-old Chinese national surnamed Wang, was apprehended upon arrival of the flight FD568 in Hangzhou City, eastern Zhejiang Province Sat
China Internet Information Center (cn)
added Apr 17, 2017 18:29
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[Asia] Smoking keeps China’s poor mired in poverty, global agencies say

From buying cigarettes to paying hospital bills and losing a breadwinner, the economic burden of tobacco use is crippling, says UN and WHO
South China Morning Post
added Apr 16, 2017 19:48
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