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[Asia] Moving past the problematisation of tobacco farming: insights from South India

The paper ultimately advocates further research on locally specific settings to better understand why tobacco cash crop remains so resilient in the Global South today, and a move beyond problematisations of the tobacco industry alone when looking at produ
Tobacco Control
added Apr 13, 2017 11:17


We accordingly direct the Registrar General to place a copy of this order before the Chamber Allotment Committee of Delhi High Court so as to enable the Committee to look into the issue whether Shop No. H which is granted the licence for running a Pan
Bar & Bench (in)
added Apr 12, 2017 20:18

[Asia, India] Ban on smoking in public places to be enforced in Delhi HC: HC

It also asked the Registrar General to place a copy of the court's order before the Chamber Allotment Committee of Delhi High Court to enable the panel to look into whether the shop selling cigarettes inside the court premises can be allowed to continue
Outlook India Magazine (in)
added Apr 12, 2017 20:10

[Asia, India] Higher tax on tobacco can save millions of lives

Analysing tobacco consumption trends, they found South Asia with a population of 1.1 billion adults, has about 170 million adult smokers - mostly men from India. The rates of tobacco cessation are very low and happens in India only after contracting a di
Deccan Herald (in)
added Apr 12, 2017 19:07

[India, South Africa] Raising taxes key to accelerate tobacco control in South Asia

Here, we mostly focus on initiatives to control smoking because smoked tobacco causes more systemic diseases and has higher overall risks for the user than other forms of tobacco use. We also briefly review the status of smokeless tobacco.
British Medical Journal
added Apr 12, 2017 19:06

[Asia] Bangladesh to increase tobacco tax in next fiscal year

“We are aiming to remove bidi from Bangladesh in two years,” Muhith said, after a meeting with the chiefs of parliamentary standing committees in Dhaka. Muhith made the same pledge on Mar 30 arguing that bidi, a type of cheap cigarette, was “very dangero
Customs Today (pk)
added Apr 12, 2017 15:09

[Asia, India] Ban on smoking in public places to be enforced in Delhi HC: HC

The Delhi High Court today said necessary steps are required to be taken to enforce within its premises the rule prohibiting smoking in public places. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal said, "Necessary steps are require
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Apr 12, 2017 14:47

[Asia, India] Govt wants 28% tax on all tobacco products

the health ministry has sought to tax all such products, including bidis, at 28% as well as impose higher cess under the new GST regime. Greeting the step taken by finance ministry to keep aerated drinks, tobacco products, luxury cars and pan masala in th
Times of India
added Apr 12, 2017 14:40

[India] Higher tobacco taxes needed to reduce smoking rates in South Asia, new analysis says

Higher taxes on tobacco could reduce consumption in South Asia by at least one-third and avoid 35-45 million premature deaths, concludes a new analysis.
added Apr 11, 2017 22:56

[Asia, India] Health Ministry asks Railway Board to not allow junk food, tobacco ads

The health ministry has said that indirect or surrogate advertising of such products can increase the risk of non-communicable diseases... In January, Indian Railways had announced initiatives to increase its revenue from non-tariff sources. It plans to a
Down To Earth (DTE) (Society for Environmental Communications) (in)
added Apr 10, 2017 18:59
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