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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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[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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[Asia, India] Govt labs to test tar, nicotine level in tobacco products

Cigarette and bidi manufacturers may soon have to declare tar and nicotine content on their packets, with the government setting in motion the process of establishing tobacco testing laboratories. "Five laboratories are being set up for testing tobacco p
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Sep 20, 2015 21:15
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[Asia, Bangladesh] TOBACCO SCOURGE Still a long way to go before stubbing it out

six in every 10 men aged 15 years and above and three in every 10 women of the same age group use tobacco, whether smoking or smokeless. That's the fourth highest consumption rate in Southeast Asia...different tax structures for different tobacco product
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Sep 12, 2015 20:04
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[Asia, India] Tobacco warnings: Bidi baron Shyama Charan Gupta renominated to parliamentary panel

Notwithstanding concerns over members with conflicting interests being part of parliamentary panels, bidi baron Shyama Charan Gupta has been nominated to the reconstituted panel looking into the issue of increasing size of pictorial warnings on tobacco pr
The Economic Times (India)
added Sep 8, 2015 11:11
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[Asia] Why India Ignores a $16 Billion Smoking-led Health Crisis?

exceeded the combined annual state and central government expenditure on health care by 12 percent in 2011. Taxes on cigarettes rise - not enough - but they do. Bidis are the problem A 10 percent price increase on tobacco products could cut consumption
New Indian Express (in)
added Sep 17, 2015 14:00
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[Asia, India] Bidi smoking is equally hazardous as cigarette smoking

Union Health Minister JP Nadda said, "Bedi smoking is no less hazardous than cigarette smoking. A bedi contains about one-fourth the quantity of tobacco as a cigarette, yet it delivers a higher amount of tar and nicotine."
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Jul 25, 2015 20:27
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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] RAISINA TATTLE: Jibe at Singhvi over tobacco U-turn

“Cong spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi appeared for a gutka manufacturer in Del HC to oppose the ban on cheweable tobacco. Cong stand unknown”, an AAP government spokesperson tweeted.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 10, 2015 17:28
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[Asia, India] Tobacco warnings: Conflict of interest must be declared, says Venkaiah

Amid the controversy over the BJP’s Lok Sabha MP from Allahabad Shyama Charan Gupta, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday that it was expected that conflicts of interest are declared in accordance with rules.
Indian Express (in)
added Apr 6, 2015 17:02
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