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[Asia] Tobacco Institute of India Urges Govt to Slap High Taxation For Illegal Cigarettes

has urged the government to slap high taxation on the cigarette smuggling syndicates under the GST norms aimed at curbing the illegal industry. The TII -- a representative organisation of manufacturers, farmers, exporters -- has also said that the step wi
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Apr 1, 2017 18:03
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[Asia, Pakistan] Tobacco control advocates ask govt to enforce two-year old pledge

Should Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif enforce his two year-old decision of increasing the size of the graphic health warning (GHW) on cigarette packs to 85 per cent, Pakistan will match with India in South Asia, surpass Sri Lanka and lag slightly behind Nep
The News (pk)
added Apr 1, 2017 17:59
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[Asia, India] Yogi Adityanath’s driver fined Rs 500 for chewing tobacco on duty

Nearly a week after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath banned tobacco products in the state’s government offices, his personal driver on Saturday had to pay a fine of Rs 500 for chewing tobacco while on duty.
Indian Express (in)
added Apr 1, 2017 17:02
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[Asia, Uae] Smoking shisha or applying make-up while driving can get you a fine

recently the police witnessed people smoking shisha inside their vehicles while driving. “We stopped motorists who were smoking shisha inside their vehicle. It was not a e-cigarette but a proper shisha with charcoal. Such behaviour while driving is danger
Gulf News (ae)
added Mar 31, 2017 22:43
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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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