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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, India] Letters: Clearing the smoke

As a result of high and discriminatory taxes on cigarettes, illegal cigarettes - comprising both smuggled and domestic-tax-evaded cigarettes - are now a significant 19 per cent of total industry resulting in revenue loss of Rs 6,000 crore to the excheque
Business Standard (in)
added Jul 21, 2014 02:42
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[Asia] 10 per cent hike on tobacco products to reduce consumption: Public Health Foundation of India

Key findings from PHFI study on "An Empirical Study of India's Fiscal Policies against Tobacco: A State Level Analysis" was released by Union Health Secretary Luv Verma today. The study highlighted that a 10 per cent increase in bidi prices will lead
The Economic Times (India)
added Jun 9, 2014 11:24
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[China, India, UK] BURKI: World No Tobacco Day 2013: a regulatory battlefield

The tactics of the tobacco industry can easily be turned back on them. Social media, for example, can be used for counter marketing. “We are learning how best to go about this”, affirmed Cohen. In an era of austerity, many countries have quietly called a
The Lancet (uk)
added Sep 7, 2013 23:37
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[India] 'Gutkha ban discriminatory, cigarettes still sold'

With 14 state governments banning gutkha, an association working for the welfare of smokeless tobacco growers has termed the ban as “discriminatory”, saying cigarettes and beedis were still being sold in the market. Smokeless Tobacco Association also sai
The Statesman (in)
added Nov 4, 2012 11:50
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[Asia] Muhith says bidi, cheap cigarettes will be phased out in Bangladesh

Finance Minister AMA Muhith has vowed to phase out bidi and cheap cigarettes, which he says make up 80 percent of Bangladesh’s tobacco market. “We have decided along with some of the bidiwalas that bidi will be out of Bangladesh (sic),” he told reporte
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Aug 1, 2017 00:25
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] The biggest killer cigarette or beedi?

Most common reasons for beedi usage were “support for late night jobs”, “to get rid of the tiredness”, “to pass time”, etc which were linked to their occupations. This implies that the beedi users are trapped in the common myths attached to tobacco smokin
The Nation (lk)
added Jul 6, 2014 18:18
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FDA for the First Time Orders Tobacco Products Pulled Off the Market, Sending Strong Message to Manufacturers about Complying with 2009 Law

a strong message to tobacco companies that the FDA will seriously enforce this critical provision of the law, which is aimed at preventing manufacturers from introducing products that are even more harmful, addictive or appealing to children. We commend t
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Feb 22, 2014 19:51
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BANGLADESH: Rising death toll from “poor man's cigarette”

Activists in Bangladesh are calling for a tobacco tax to fight the climbing death toll from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) caused by smoking, especially an inexpensive cigarette called a “bidi”,
Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN) [UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs]
added Aug 8, 2012 12:40
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[Asia, India] QUANTUM LEAP: Tobacco tax won't make a difference unless it includes bidis

Budget Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has increased specific excise duty on cigarettes in the range of 11 to 72 per cent, while duty on pan masala and unmanufactured tobacco has been raised marginally. It is bit intriguing that excise duty on gutkha too h
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 14, 2014 22:42
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