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[Asia] Tobacco industry robs Bangladesh child workers of childhood

Child labour in tobacco processing and bidi factories is banned in Bangladesh. But a large number of children continue to be employed in these hazardous activities for a living. During a recent visit to the northern district of Lalmonirhat, children we
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Jan 30, 2016 21:40
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[Asia] Bidis: The Hand-Rolled Cigarettes That Keep More Than Four Million Indians Employed

Smoking in public places is illegal in India. Still, the prevalence of bidis is staggering. One 2010 survey estimated that while on average a daily cigarette smoker in India — and there are more than 100 million smokers in the nation — goes through 6.2 c
Bloomberg News
added Dec 7, 2015 15:50
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[Asia, India] Swara Bhaskar to smoke in Anarkali Aarawali

Swara, who plays the title role of Anarkali, a local singer of live performances of lewd and double-meaning songs..."Since her character smokes a bidi, she has been smoking bidis for some time, and now she is smoking bidis like a regular.”
The Hans India (in)
added Nov 29, 2015 16:19
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[India] ARCHIVE: Letter Voodoo cigarillos: bidis in disguise?

The distinction between a cigarillo and a cigarette has important legal and financial implications. Since the wrapper of a cigarillo contains tobacco, cigarillos are taxed at the same rate as small cigars. In 2002, the US federal tax rate for small cigar
Tobacco Control
added Nov 25, 2015 15:02
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[Asia, India] DECLARE CIGARETTE AS TOXIC WASTE, NGO TELLS NGT

an NGO, ‘Doctors for You,’ has moved a petition in the NGT and asked the tribunal to direct the Centre to declare cigarette and bidi butts as “toxic waste”. Cigarettes have become a cause of serious concern for environmentalists. More than 100 billion ci
Daily Pioneer (in)
added Nov 23, 2015 14:31
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[India] Shocking footage shows child coughing and spluttering after being encouraged to smoke cigarette by adults who can be heard laughing and cheering as they watch on

The most shocking aspect of the video is that a child smoking appears to be some form of entertainment for those watching, who cheer and clap in the background. The video was shared on YouTube by Tamil Nadu People's Forum for Tobacco Control, who have c
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 20, 2015 22:28
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[Asia, India] Tamil Nadu man forces a 5-year old child to smoke beedi

Tamilnadu People's Forum for Tobacco Control (TNPFTC) received the video in the early hours of 17 Nov 2015 through the tobacco control complaint receiving mobile application called "Tobacco Monitor". The video shows an Adult forcing a child to smoke beed
merinews (in)
added Nov 20, 2015 18:00
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[Asia, India] 'Keep out of review panel MPs with interest in tobacco industry'

The Advocacy Forum for Tobacco Control has written to the Lok Sabha Speaker highlighting how the term of committee on reviewing tobacco control policies has been extended for another year, but no members were changed, including beedi baron Shyam Charan
The Hindu Online (in)
added Sep 26, 2015 23:26
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[Asia, India] Bidi baron in panel irks anti-tobacco coalition: 67 organisations write to Speakers of both Houses

In the backdrop of recent reconstitution of the parliamentary committee reviewing tobacco control policies in India, 67 member organisations under the Advocacy Forum for Tobacco Control have written to the Speakers of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha and po
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 26, 2015 20:01
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[Asia, India] Govt labs to test tar, nicotine level in tobacco products

Cigarette and bidi manufacturers may soon have to declare tar and nicotine content on their packets, with the government setting in motion the process of establishing tobacco testing laboratories. "Five laboratories are being set up for testing tobacco p
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Sep 20, 2015 21:15
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