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[Asia, India] Health groups ask Jaitley to include all tobacco products in demerit goods category

Ahead of a crucial GST council meeting, public health groups have asked finance minister Arun Jaitley to place all tobacco products especially bidis, in the demerit goods category. All tobacco products including bidis should be taxed at uniformly high rat
Times of India
added Feb 21, 2017 01:55
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[Asia, India] Health group urges for higher taxes on bidi products under GST

Several public health groups, including the Voluntary Health Association of India, on Thursday urged Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to ensure that all tobacco products especially bidis are taxed at uniformly high rates under the new GST framework. The
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Feb 17, 2017 20:30
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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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Research Reports on Cigarettes Equities -- Reynolds American, Altria, Philip Morris, and British American Tobacco

Today's attention is directed to the Cigarettes industry ...Challenges faced by industry operators include increased awareness of health risks, stricter regulation, and higher taxes. Pre-market, Stock-Callers.com has issued research reports on these four
PR Newswire
added Jan 31, 2017 15:07
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[India] Effects of bidi smoking on all-cause mortality and cardiorespiratory outcomes in men from south Asia: an observational community-based substudy of the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology Study (PURE) [FREE FULL TEXT]

Interpretation Bidi smoking is associated with severe baseline respiratory impairment, all-cause mortality, and cardiorespiratory outcomes. Stricter controls and regulation of bidis are needed to reduce the tobacco-related disease burden in south Asia.
The Lancet (uk)
added Jan 20, 2017 19:21
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[Asia, India] GOODCHILD/BEKEDAM: Include bidis in GST regime

The government should ensure that all tobacco products, including bidis and smokeless tobacco, are taxed at the highest rate of the Goods and Services Tax
The Hindu Online (in)
added Dec 12, 2016 20:55
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[Africa, Asia, Cambodia] FARMERS AND OTHER VICTIMS OF TOBACCO (PDF)

CHILD LABOUR IN TOBACCO GROWING VIOLATES CHILDREN’S’ RIGHTS / BIDI ROLLING: TRAPPED A IN CYCLE OF SILENCE / ALTERNATIVE CROPS PROVIDE A BETTER FUTURE FOR TANZANIAN TOBACCO FARMERS / HEALTH SACRIFICED IN TOBACCO FARMING IN BANGLADESH
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Nov 11, 2016 22:21
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[Asia, India] Ex-min's widow hits out at tobacco sector

The widow of former state FDA minister Satish Pednekar, who died of oral cancer in 2011, has written to the prime minister's officer (PMO) and the home minister asking for 'surgical strikes' on the tobacco industry. Sumitra Pednekar has urged the governme
Times of India
added Nov 5, 2016 01:55
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] Beedi smoking grows as price stick hurts cigarettes

While cigarettes have increasingly come under fire over health issues, triggering a sizable seven-rupee price revision per stick last week, the more deleterious beedi smoking has witnessed a disturbing spike that has translated into a windfall to the tra
The Island (lk)
added Oct 9, 2016 20:31
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[Asia, India] Ban on sale of loose cigarettes comes into effect in Himachal Pradesh

'HP prohibition of sale of loose cigarettes/beedis and regulation of ‘retail business’ of cigarettes and other tobacco products Bill 2016' was passed during the Monsoon session of the Assembly and has been notified after getting assent from Governor. The
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Oct 8, 2016 21:26
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