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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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[Asia, India] Tobacco use up as paan and bidis escape sin tax

While roughly half of the retail price of cigarettes is due to taxes, bidis are taxed at very low levels.
Financial Express (in)
added Jul 10, 2014 03:11
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F.D.A. Orders 4 Bidi Cigarette Brands Removed From Shelves

“It’s a big deal,” said Matthew L. Myers, the president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, an advocacy group. “This is first time the F.D.A. has ever ordered a product to be removed from the market for broad public health concerns.” “It’s also signi
New York Times
added Feb 22, 2014 19:49
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[Asia, India] SRINIVAS: GST, bidis and tobacco laws

the government has decided to levy additional cess over tobacco products... Even NGOs should educate bidi workers about their right to earn livelihood under the government schemes so that their health and societal health is protected. Only then can we en
The Hans India (in)
added Jul 6, 2017 16:12
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[Asia, India] Bidis tagged 'demerit goods', maximum tax fixed at 28%

Goods and Service Tax (GST)...council has made a landmark decision by categorising all tobacco products including bidis as demerit goods and taxing them at the highest tax rate of 28%. The public health fraternity along with city doctors have welcomed thi
Times of India
added Jun 10, 2017 22:37
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[Asia, Bangladesh] 2.5pc surcharge on tobacco products

The government has proposed to impose a surcharge of 2.5pc on incomes from tobacco products including cigarettes, bidi, zarda and gul. Finance Minister AMA Muhith said this on Thursday, when delivering his budget speech for the fiscal year 2017-18. Cigar
The New Nation (bd)
added Jun 5, 2017 21:11
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[Asia] Bangladesh to increase tobacco tax in next fiscal year

“We are aiming to remove bidi from Bangladesh in two years,” Muhith said, after a meeting with the chiefs of parliamentary standing committees in Dhaka. Muhith made the same pledge on Mar 30 arguing that bidi, a type of cheap cigarette, was “very dangero
Customs Today (pk)
added Apr 12, 2017 15:09
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[Asia, India] Experts for hiking taxes on all tobacco products

Ahead of the crucial GST council meeting that will discuss the categorization of tobacco products on Saturday, experts with the Tobacco Free Kerala umbrella have appealed to the Union finance minister to include all tobacco products, including beedis, in
Times of India
added Feb 21, 2017 01:56
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[Asia, India] Get ready for plain packaging of tobacco products

in the case of India, small and locally produced bidis are being displaced by cheap manufactured cigarettes, says a March 14, 2015 paper in The Lancet. Despite tremendous pressure from tobacco companies India stood its ground by introducing pictorial war
The Hindu Online (in)
added May 29, 2016 20:06
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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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