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[Bangladesh] Bidi workers protest discriminations between bidi and cigarette

Increase in taxes on bidi would hamper the sector including women employment, bidi workers of different factories claimed yesterday. From a view exchange meeting on “Diary of Bidi workers” in the capital’s CIRDAP auditorium, speakers made the comment an
Dhaka Tribune (bd)
added May 5, 2013 20:28

[India] Smoking a cause of 100 million deaths in 100 years: Study

Nearly 45 trillion bidis and cigarettes manufactured over the past 100 years in the country are expected to be responsible for nearly 100 million deaths of adult Indians, a recent study has found. "Our calculations are derived from using the most conser
Business Standard (in)
added Nov 25, 2012 13:03

[India] 'Gutkha ban discriminatory, cigarettes still sold'

With 14 state governments banning gutkha, an association working for the welfare of smokeless tobacco growers has termed the ban as “discriminatory”, saying cigarettes and beedis were still being sold in the market. Smokeless Tobacco Association also sai
The Statesman (in)
added Nov 4, 2012 11:50

BANGLADESH: Hazardous "bidi” cigarette factories

Even after working 12 hours a day six days a week in toxic factory conditions rolling cigarettes in Bangladesh - followed by more cigarette rolling work at home - Shahnaz Begum, a 30-year-old mother of two, still cannot afford to feed her family.
Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN) [UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs]
added Sep 19, 2012 16:45

A cross-country study of cigarette prices and affordability: evidence from the Global Adult Tobacco Survey

In this sample of countries, cigarettes are most affordable in Russia, which has the most room for tobacco tax increase. Affordability is also relatively high in Brazil and China for cigarettes, and in India and Bangladesh for bidis.
Tobacco Control
added Sep 5, 2012 16:25

[India] KAUL: Why warnings against smoking could be injurious to health

If the government really wants to discourage smoking and reduce the ill-effects of tobacco consumption in this country, they should be concentrating on bidis, gutkas and pan masalas rather than cigarettes. (in)
added Aug 11, 2012 14:45

BANGLADESH: Rising death toll from “poor man's cigarette”

Activists in Bangladesh are calling for a tobacco tax to fight the climbing death toll from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) caused by smoking, especially an inexpensive cigarette called a “bidi”,
Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN) [UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs]
added Aug 8, 2012 12:40

[India] 66% women, nearly 60% men exposed to passive smoking

At least 49% men and 17% women use tobacco in some form or the other in Uttar Pradesh. The use of tobacco through gutkha and bidis is higher in comparison to cigarettes. However, the worrisome part is that 66.1% women and 59.7% women are exposed to harmf
Times of India
added Jun 28, 2012 12:23

India's tobacco girls

Almost all beedi workers in Kadiri are young girls that work up to 14 hours a day
BBC Online
added Jun 12, 2012 11:23

[India] South Kanara Beedi Workers' Federation demands implementation of minimum wages

IndiaMART InterMESH Limited (in)
added May 27, 2012 13:40
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