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[Asia, India] Bidi smoking is equally hazardous as cigarette smoking

Union Health Minister JP Nadda said, "Bedi smoking is no less hazardous than cigarette smoking. A bedi contains about one-fourth the quantity of tobacco as a cigarette, yet it delivers a higher amount of tar and nicotine."
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Jul 25, 2015 20:27
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[Asia] India's bidi workers suffer for 1,000-a-day habit

The bidis outsell their filtered, paper-bound rivals by eight to one, giving the industry's bosses a financial and political clout that critics say accounts for the recent shelving of plans for larger health warnings...more than 70 percent of the workers
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Apr 19, 2015 10:28
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[Asia, India] RAISINA TATTLE: Jibe at Singhvi over tobacco U-turn

“Cong spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi appeared for a gutka manufacturer in Del HC to oppose the ban on cheweable tobacco. Cong stand unknown”, an AAP government spokesperson tweeted.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 10, 2015 17:28
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[Asia, India] Tobacco warnings: Conflict of interest must be declared, says Venkaiah

Amid the controversy over the BJP’s Lok Sabha MP from Allahabad Shyama Charan Gupta, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday that it was expected that conflicts of interest are declared in accordance with rules.
Indian Express
added Apr 6, 2015 17:02
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[Asia, India] 'Beedi' Baron Gupta Absent at Meeting of Parliamentary Panel on Tobacco

'Beedi' baron Shyama Charan Gupta, whose membership of a parliamentary committee on tobacco has kicked up a row over conflict of interest, was not present at a meeting of the panel today during which members raised concerns over the issue.
Outlook India Magazine (in)
added Apr 6, 2015 15:02
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[Asia, India] Pro-tobacco MPs Shyam Charan Gupta, Dilip Gandhi and Ram Prasad Sarmah may be axed from panel

Faced with public outrage over the delay in notifying bigger health warnings on tobacco products and statements of some BJP members, including a "beedi baron", suggesting there is little evidence of a link between tobacco consumption and occurance of canc
The Economic Times (India)
added Apr 6, 2015 14:44
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[Asia] ARORA: As India waits for proof, 3500 succumb to tobacco daily

The parliamentary committee's observations and leniency towards the tobacco industry stakeholders does not bode well for the health of our nation and public health advocates strongly demand that health warnings should be enforced without any further dela
Deccan Herald (in)
added Apr 6, 2015 06:00
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[Asia, India] 'Double standard' BJP wrong to demand more time on tobacco consumption decision: Sibal

Congress leader Kapil Sibal said on Thursday that it reflected the BJP's double standards. "They have (Charan) their own 'beedi business' and obviously the sale of beedi will have to be increased. And, Modi ji will continue with his silence," he said.
Business Standard (in)
added Apr 6, 2015 05:29
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[Asia, India] Beedi 'smoking gun' on Parliament panel

A parliamentary panel that has asked the health ministry to keep in abeyance a plan to expand the size of pictorial warnings against tobacco includes a BJP member of parliament who has financial stakes in the beediindustry.
The Telegraph (Calcutta) (in)
added Apr 5, 2015 14:33
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[Asia] Smoketeers Investing in Empire of Death Instead of Modi's Make in India Must Face Fire

CHAWLA: But for Gupta, Gandhi and Sarmah, no indigenous evidence exists linking cancer with tobacco use. It is evident that this putrid perception arises from their business activities, since two of them are in the tobacco industry. It begs the ethical qu
New Indian Express (in)
added Apr 5, 2015 13:28
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