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Tobacco product regulation: building laboratory testing capacity (PDF)

This is to provide a useful, comprehensible and easy guide for regulators and policymakers on how to test tobacco products, what products to test, and how to use testing data in a meaningful way to support regulation. The importance of laboratory testing
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Mar 10, 2018 16:48

[India] AJALKUMAR: We Know How To Prevent Cancers… Are We Really Doing What's Needed?

Government must continue to levy higher taxes on cigarettes and bidis and enforce the ban on the sale of smokeless products. Taxes are a cost-effective way to reduce consumption of tobacco products though they would primarily impact those from lower socio
BW Businessworld (in)
added Feb 26, 2018 04:37

[Asia, India] KAPOOR/KAKKAR: The price prescription: taxation and policy on tobacco

The revisions in the taxation policy...should ideally have a mix: of a removal of all excise and other tax exemptions irrespective of the size of the unit, restrictions on sales of loose sticks and raising taxes/duties on bidis and smokeless tobacco by a
The Hindu Online (in)
added Jan 18, 2018 01:58

[Asia, India] 'High tax results in 5.6% drop in tobacco use in Rajasthan'

As per the survey, there has been decline in bidi smokers from 16% to 11.4% and in absolute numbers bidi users have come down to 58 lakh from 74 lakh. Still, their number is high compared to 14.3 lakh cigarette smokers in the state. Experts suggest that
Times of India
added Dec 18, 2017 16:14

[Asia, India] ‘High tax leads to 5.6% drop in consumption of tobacco’

The prevalence of smoking in Rajasthan has decreased by 5.6 percentage points in Global Adult Tobacco Survey...Sambandh Health Foundation, said, "GATS-2 findings reiterate that taxation remains a key policy initiative for better health consequences. Even
Times of India
added Dec 16, 2017 20:20

[Asia] Tobacco consumption: Why bidi, not cigarette, is bigger challenge for India

As these adverts hit US screens, it seems like a good time for India to evaluate if it is doing enough to curb the prevalence of tobacco among its citizens. After all, India is the second-largest consumer and producer of the product.
Business Standard (in)
added Nov 29, 2017 00:38

[Asia] Moving towards a sustainable tobacco policy in Sri Lanka

According to the RIU study that included one-on-one meetings with former finance ministers...senior heads of Customs, Excise, Ceylon Tobacco Company, the Beedi Association......a much more holistic and multi-faceted approach is needed to address the dual
Daily FT (lk)
added Nov 3, 2017 03:52

[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

[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 (bd)
added Aug 1, 2017 00:25

[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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