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[Asia, Asia-pacific] Hong Kong government urged to rethink anti-smoking policies

Advocates of e-cigarettes – or ‘vaping’ – have been recommending the use of e-cigarettes as a much less harmful alternative to smoking tobacco cigarettes. Recent developments across the globe are also moving in favour of regulating e-cigarettes, with the
Harbour Times (hk)
added Dec 30, 2016 05:49

[Asia, Saudi Arabia] Kingdom tightens noose on smokers

Saudi Arabia’s decision to impose 100 percent value added tax (VAT) on tobacco and its products will bring down the number of smokers in the country, said Dr. Mohammed Yamani, chairman of the board of directors of Naqa, an NGO that helps smokers kick the
Saudi Gazette Online (sa)
added Dec 28, 2016 23:22

[Asia, Pakistan] Labour minister vows to solve workers’ problems on priority

During the meeting matters pertaining to the restoration of 144 dismissed workers of Pakistan Tobacco Company Nowshera and other issues of workers of Philip Morris were discussed in detail. Anisa Zeb said neither she was not aware of dismissal of workers
Daily Times (pk)
added Dec 28, 2016 13:59

[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] Saudi to impose taxes on tobacco and soft drinks

Saudi Arabia unveiled yesterday the state budget plan for the fiscal year 2017. Under the new measure, a 100% tax would also be levied on tobacco and byproducts, as well as energy beverages.
GDN Online (Gulf Digital News) (bh)
added Dec 27, 2016 01:43

[Asia, India] Now, counselling for tobacco addicts too

PATNA: Persons willing to quit tobacco can now approach the 39 de-addiction centres earlier opened in the state for the treatment of liquor addicts. Those already addicted to narcotic drugs and ganja or the ones getting gradually addicted to the banned dr
Times of India
added Dec 27, 2016 01:39

[Asia, India] Delhi: Govt will enforce tobacco ban more strictly

Eighteen months after a Delhi government ban, state food inspectors will finally be able to take action against companies or vendors selling pan masala along with chewing tobacco, which can be mixed to form gutkha by the consumers.
Hindustan Times (in)
added Dec 27, 2016 01:34

[Asia] China's Smog Is as Deadly as Smoking, New Research Claims

Air pollution could be the cause of 1 in 3 deaths in China, new academic research suggests, making everyday life about as deadly as smoking cigarettes in some parts of the country.
TIME Magazine
added Dec 26, 2016 18:37

[Asia, Israel] Call made for regulation, taxes, no-smoking law enforcement for ‘e-cigs’

The Israel Cancer Association on Monday castigated the world’s largest international tobacco company – Phillip Morris International – for introducing a non-burning “cigarette alternative” that the company claimed was safer than tobacco. After seeing the
Jerusalem Post
added Dec 26, 2016 16:56

[Asia, India] Need massive campaign against tobacco consumption and cancer: Kulaste

“Merely conducting events and seminars on cancer or tobacco free society cannot work. We have to take the message to the masses and remote areas and repeatedly tell people about hazardous effects of tobacco consumption and smoking,” says Faggan Singh Ku
Drug Today (in)
added Dec 26, 2016 16:52

[Asia, India] ITC to increase prices of two of its cigarette brands by up to 15%

Diversified conglomerate ITC Ltd has initiated an over 14-15 per cent price hike in its ‘Navy Cut’ and ‘Gold Flake’ brand of cigarettes, trade sources aware of the matter said. Both ‘Navy Cut’ and ‘Gold Flake’ (regular) are considered to be mid-market b
Business Line (The Hindu)
added Dec 26, 2016 16:33
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