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[Asia, India] State BJP chief quits tobacco on CM’s appeal

Nandkumar Singh on Saturday said he decided to quit tobacco on tjhe CM's personal request...he suddenly called upon the workers to quit their 'bad habits' before discouraging people from using alcohol and tobacco. While describing the ill-effects, he turn
Times of India
added Apr 23, 2017 13:18
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[Asia, India] Increase in tobacco crop size leaves many unhappy

Restrictions:The Tobacco Board has resolved to limit the horizontal expansion of tobacco and has issued necessary instructions against allowing new barns to be constructed. Growers, anti-tobacco activists criticise move to raise the figure from 95 milli
The Hindu Online (in)
added Apr 22, 2017 23:32
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[Asia, Bangladesh] MASUD: Higher tobacco taxes increase revenue decrease death

The Bangladesh government is committed to reduce tobacco consumption. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina pledged her government to work towards full compliance with the WHO FCTC and stated that overhauling tobacco tax is high on the agenda as the most powerful
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Apr 22, 2017 23:32
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[Asia] Indian Public Health Group Loses Permit for Foreign Funds

The ministry had specifically asked the group to explain its spending on HIV/AIDS and anti-tobacco programs. In a statement, Chhibber said all the programs run by the Public Health Foundation were in step with the Indian government's National Health Pol
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 22, 2017 23:00
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[Asia, Mid-east] Don’t be fooled by e-cigarettes, warn UAE doctors

Viral videos show e-cigarettes exploding in users' pockets and hands, often causing severe disfigurement, but doctors warn that vaping may also cause cancer and heart disease due to deadly chemicals that users inhale. Dr Georgey Koshy, Chief Medical Off
Khaleej Times (ae)
added Apr 22, 2017 22:27
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Impose ‘specific tax’ on tobacco products: activists

In a strange paradox, cigarette prices in Bangladesh are among the lowest in the world, and local hand-rolled ‘bidis’ are even cheaper. But the tax rates are higher than in Norway which is the most expensive country for cigarettes, according to a WHO an
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Apr 21, 2017 20:38
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[Asia, India] BRIEF-Tata Trusts denies connection with PIL on tobacco Tata Trusts:

* Tata Trusts - it has no connection with a recent public interest litigation on government entities' equity holding in tobacco sector. * Tata Trusts says "baseless" to describe petition as initiated by trusts because two petiitioners work for organisat
Reuters
added Apr 21, 2017 19:27
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[Asia] India’s Ban on Foreign Money for Health Group Hits Gates Foundation

“The letter says that we have utilized funds from tobacco and H.I.V. projects for lobbying amongst media and parliamentarians,” Mr. Chhibber said. The Gates Foundation provides most of the financing for the tobacco and H.I.V. programs, he said, and both
New York Times
added Apr 21, 2017 16:57
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[Asia, Hong Kong] Government proposes to amend requirements of health warnings and indication of tar and nicotine yields on tobacco product packets or retail containers

The Government proposes to amend the requirements of health warnings and indication of tar and nicotine yields on packets or retail containers of tobacco products under the Smoking (Public Health) (Notices) Order (Cap. 371B) with a view to updating the he
Hong Kong SAR Government Information Centre (hk)
added Apr 20, 2017 20:44
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[Asia, India] Beware! Active or passive smoking leads to cancer in ‘voice box’

Smoking during and after treatment of Laryngeal cancer has an adverse prognosis. Smoking not only increases the risk of cancer relapse -but also increases the risk of getting another type of cancer, said Dr Kekatpure. It is good to be alert regarding vari
The Health Site (in)
added Apr 20, 2017 14:55
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