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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] Bidis: The Hand-Rolled Cigarettes That Keep More Than Four Million Indians Employed

Smoking in public places is illegal in India. Still, the prevalence of bidis is staggering. One 2010 survey estimated that while on average a daily cigarette smoker in India — and there are more than 100 million smokers in the nation — goes through 6.2 c
Bloomberg News
added Dec 7, 2015 15:50
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[Asia, India] DECLARE CIGARETTE AS TOXIC WASTE, NGO TELLS NGT

an NGO, ‘Doctors for You,’ has moved a petition in the NGT and asked the tribunal to direct the Centre to declare cigarette and bidi butts as “toxic waste”. Cigarettes have become a cause of serious concern for environmentalists. More than 100 billion ci
Daily Pioneer (in)
added Nov 23, 2015 14:31
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[Asia, India] Bidi baron in panel irks anti-tobacco coalition: 67 organisations write to Speakers of both Houses

In the backdrop of recent reconstitution of the parliamentary committee reviewing tobacco control policies in India, 67 member organisations under the Advocacy Forum for Tobacco Control have written to the Speakers of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha and po
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 26, 2015 20:01
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FDA's First-Ever NSE Orders for Marketed Tobacco Products

We have released a draft guidance document that explains the enforcement policy the agency intends to follow with respect to tobacco products that entered the market during the grace period and later receive NSE orders. The draft guidance is available fo
FDA Blogs
added Feb 23, 2014 16:01
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[Asia] 'Smoking among Indian men on the decline'

Smoking (cigarettes and beedis) is the third top risk for health loss in India, leading to nearly one million deaths every year. Between 1980 and 2012, smoking among Indian men decreased from 33.8 per cent to 23 per cent. India has more female smokers (i
The Hindu Online (in)
added Jan 8, 2014 07:11
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[India] Fake tobacco, beedis worth Rs 2.35 lakh seized in Godhra

Times of India
added May 9, 2012 09:45
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Muhith plans tobacco tax hike for next fiscal year

The government plans to hike taxes on tobacco again next fiscal year to discourage its consumption. Tobacco is less taxed in Bangladesh than in other countries, according to Finance Minister AMA Muhith. “We are aiming to remove bidi from Bangladesh in
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Apr 13, 2017 15:32
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[Asia, India] Budget failed to stub out low cost of beedis, says anti-tobacco lobby

Beedis consumed disproportionately by the poor have gained little attention from the Ministry of Finance in the Union Budget 2017-18, with no increment in excise duty for the product, the anti-tobacco lobby points out. Beedi smokers make up about 10 per
DNA India (in)
added Feb 8, 2017 04:05
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