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[Asia, India] Karnataka bans e-cigarettes; beedis, cigarettes under govt scanner too

disallows the sale, distribution, procurement and advertisement of e-cigarettes in the state. "If e-cigarettes are sold through a website, the government will ban such website,'' UT Khader, the Minister for Health and Family Welfare, was quoted by DNA as
IBT - International Business Times
added Jun 18, 2016 11:39
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[Asia] Beedis account for 48 per cent of India's tobacco consumption

"I have not seen the enlarged warnings as I don't buy packets, but one or two cigarettes at a time," said Vikash Shaw, who smokes about eight cigarettes each day. Terming the enlarged warnings as "futile", Babu Hazra, a daily wage labourer, said: "What
The Hans India (in)
added Jun 1, 2016 18:45
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[Asia, India] Get ready for plain packaging of tobacco products

in the case of India, small and locally produced bidis are being displaced by cheap manufactured cigarettes, says a March 14, 2015 paper in The Lancet. Despite tremendous pressure from tobacco companies India stood its ground by introducing pictorial war
The Hindu Online (in)
added May 29, 2016 20:06
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[Asia, India] Smoking kills! Ajmer patient dies of bidi fire

A patient undergoing treatment at a government hospital was burnt alive in a fire ignited by him on Thursday morning. After the morning round of doctors, the patient, Nathu Singh, 49, went to the store of the hospital to smoke a bidi and accidentally set
Times of India
added May 13, 2016 19:52
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[Asia, India] Tobacco farmers facing heat of beedi companies' protest

Thousands of tobacco producing farmers in Nippani area of the district have fixed into financial crises this year, following the stand taken by the all India level beedi manufacturers association protesting the circular of union health ministry instructin
Times of India
added Apr 24, 2016 23:43
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[Asia, India] 85% pictorial warning: No adverse effect on livelihood of beedi workers

anti-tobacco activist and a famous cancer doctor Harit Chaturbedy says there is no evidence to suggest that the introduction of large size pictorial warnings on tobacco packets has an adverse effect on the livelihood of tobacco workers or tobacco growers
Drug Today (in)
added Apr 22, 2016 16:28
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[Asia] Scary cigarette labels won't stop Indians smoking

But they say the government has to do much more -- including raising tobacco taxes, and cracking down on bidis, the thin, hand-rolled cigarettes most Indians smoke. Known as "the poor man's cigarette," bidis are bundled together with string and sold for
CNN/Money
added Apr 21, 2016 10:48
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[Asia, India] Gujarat Tobacco Producers Face Music Over New Pictorial Rules

Gujarat, which accounts around 48 per cent of total farm land under tobacco cultivation, is witnessing piling up of unsold crops following suspension of production by cigarette and bidi makers after the government mandated 85 per cent pictorial warning.
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Apr 15, 2016 16:01
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No decline in overall youth tobacco use since 2011

4.7 million middle and high school students report using a tobacco product; almost half use at least two... 8.6 percent smoked cigars, 7.2 percent used hookahs, 6.0 percent used smokeless tobacco, percent smoked pipe tobacco, and 0.6 percent smoked bidis
CDC - Centers for Disease Control
added Apr 14, 2016 17:40
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[Asia, India] Now, bidi industry to stop production over pictorial warnings

Within days of many cigarette companies stopping production after the implementation of 85 percent pictorial warnings, the All India Bidi Industry Federation on Thursday said it will stop production of bidis as it was impossible for them to continue with
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Apr 8, 2016 17:34
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