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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] Effect steep hike in prices of tobacco products: Harsh Vardhan to Arun Jaitley

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has written to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley asking him to effect a "steep hike" in prices of tobacco products, saying they are a "menace" to society and the costlier they become the better.
Financial Express (in)
added Jun 22, 2014 20:29
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[Asia, India] Kerala district leads in enforcing anti-tobacco laws

A Kerala district, known to be a bidi manufacturing hub, leads in enforcing tobacco control law in the state, says police. The figures put out by Kerala Police for the period January-December 2013 show that 12,647 fines for violating the law were levied
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Feb 23, 2014 16:14
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Misbranded and Adulterated NSE Tobacco Products

To legally sell a new FDA-regulated tobacco product in the United States, you must receive a written order from FDA permitting the sale of a new tobacco product under one of three pathways. (Read more about each of these pathways.)
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Feb 23, 2014 16:10
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A cross-country study of cigarette prices and affordability: evidence from the Global Adult Tobacco Survey

In this sample of countries, cigarettes are most affordable in Russia, which has the most room for tobacco tax increase. Affordability is also relatively high in Brazil and China for cigarettes, and in India and Bangladesh for bidis.
Tobacco Control
added Sep 5, 2012 16:25
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] Govt.’s war on tobacco increases smuggling of cigarettes and beedi consumption

increasing the prices of cigarettes has caused proliferation of illicit cigarettes smuggled from nearby countries and the consumption of beedi among low income groups. The beedi industry is under-regulated and therefore under-priced, says the latest ann
The Island (lk)
added Sep 12, 2017 04:21
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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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[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, 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] VIDEO: 'No Proof That Tobacco Causes Cancer': MPs Make India a Laughing Stock

more MPs from the BJP and the Congress come out and say there is no proof of a link between tobacco and cancer, while a beedi baron sits on a Parliamentary panel that wants the government to be kind to the beedi industry. Have these MPs make India a laugh
New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) (in)
added Apr 3, 2015 23:16
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