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[Asia, India] Tobacco farmers facing heat of beedi companies' protest

Thousands of tobacco producing farmers in Nippani area of the district have fixed into financial crises this year, following the stand taken by the all India level beedi manufacturers association protesting the circular of union health ministry instructin
Times of India
added Apr 24, 2016 23:43
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[Asia, India] 85% pictorial warning: No adverse effect on livelihood of beedi workers

anti-tobacco activist and a famous cancer doctor Harit Chaturbedy says there is no evidence to suggest that the introduction of large size pictorial warnings on tobacco packets has an adverse effect on the livelihood of tobacco workers or tobacco growers
Drug Today (in)
added Apr 22, 2016 16:28
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[Asia] Scary cigarette labels won't stop Indians smoking

But they say the government has to do much more -- including raising tobacco taxes, and cracking down on bidis, the thin, hand-rolled cigarettes most Indians smoke. Known as "the poor man's cigarette," bidis are bundled together with string and sold for
CNN/Money
added Apr 21, 2016 10:48
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[Asia, India] Gujarat Tobacco Producers Face Music Over New Pictorial Rules

Gujarat, which accounts around 48 per cent of total farm land under tobacco cultivation, is witnessing piling up of unsold crops following suspension of production by cigarette and bidi makers after the government mandated 85 per cent pictorial warning.
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Apr 15, 2016 16:01
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No decline in overall youth tobacco use since 2011

4.7 million middle and high school students report using a tobacco product; almost half use at least two... 8.6 percent smoked cigars, 7.2 percent used hookahs, 6.0 percent used smokeless tobacco, percent smoked pipe tobacco, and 0.6 percent smoked bidis
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
added Apr 14, 2016 17:40
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[Asia, India] Now, bidi industry to stop production over pictorial warnings

Within days of many cigarette companies stopping production after the implementation of 85 percent pictorial warnings, the All India Bidi Industry Federation on Thursday said it will stop production of bidis as it was impossible for them to continue with
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Apr 8, 2016 17:34
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[Asia, India] "Not possible to print bigger warnings", says Beedi makers after cigarette production halts

Beedi manufacturers across India on Thursday joined cigarette makers in stopping production, saying it's "not possible to print" warnings covering 85% of packets as required under a new government rule.
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Apr 7, 2016 18:37
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[Asia, India] Beedi burns out to make way for pricier cigarettes

According to a recent study conducted by Institute for Public Health published in BMJ Global Health, cigarettes are replacing the traditional beedi, possibly due to increasing income levels in India. The study also shows that though the smoking habit amo
Asian Age (in)
added Mar 15, 2016 13:39
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Parliament bans display of tobacco products, including cigarettes, in shops

This is aimed at "de-normalising" tobacco use, and reducing the exposure of non-smokers - especially youths - to the advertising effect of point-of-sale tobacco product displays, Senior Minister of State for Health Dr Amy Khor said in Parliament. The ba
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Mar 14, 2016 18:44
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[Asia] Decline in tobacco users in India: Healthy sign but smoke signals still worrying

β€œIt is significant that there is a downward trend but really there has been no dramatic decrease. What about smokeless tobacco users, bidi smokers, khaini chewers and others who are using it continuously?’’ he asked. "Alarming" smoking habits found in p
Indian Express
added Mar 10, 2016 15:42
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