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[Asia] Decline in tobacco users in India: Healthy sign but smoke signals still worrying

“It is significant that there is a downward trend but really there has been no dramatic decrease. What about smokeless tobacco users, bidi smokers, khaini chewers and others who are using it continuously?’’ he asked. "Alarming" smoking habits found in p
Indian Express (in)
added Mar 10, 2016 15:42
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[Asia] Trends in bidi and cigarette smoking in India from 1998 to 2015, by age, gender and education (PDF) [FREE FULL TEXT]

Findings: The age-standardised prevalence of any smoking in men at ages 15–69 years fell from about 27% in 1998 to 24% in 2010, but rose at ages 15– 29 years. During this period, cigarette smoking in men became about twofold more prevalent at ages 15– 69
British Medical Journal
added Mar 8, 2016 04:44
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Male Smokers In India Increased By More Than A Third Since ’98

according to a study published in BMJ Global Health. The study also found that cigarettes were replacing the traditional bidi, a small, inexpensive Indian cigarette, possibly due to substantially higher income in India and population growth. China is the
Asian Scientist (sg)
added Mar 8, 2016 04:38
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[Asia, India] Hike in excise duty on tobacco products lauded

As the central government on Monday announced an increase in excise duty on tobacco products by 10-15 percent in the 2016-17 general budget to discourage increasing consumption, people from various strata lauded the decision.
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Mar 1, 2016 06:52
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[Asia] Tobacco industry robs Bangladesh child workers of childhood

Child labour in tobacco processing and bidi factories is banned in Bangladesh. But a large number of children continue to be employed in these hazardous activities for a living. During a recent visit to the northern district of Lalmonirhat, children we
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Jan 30, 2016 21:40
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[Asia] Bidis: The Hand-Rolled Cigarettes That Keep More Than Four Million Indians Employed

Smoking in public places is illegal in India. Still, the prevalence of bidis is staggering. One 2010 survey estimated that while on average a daily cigarette smoker in India — and there are more than 100 million smokers in the nation — goes through 6.2 c
Bloomberg News
added Dec 7, 2015 15:50
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[Asia, India] Swara Bhaskar to smoke in Anarkali Aarawali

Swara, who plays the title role of Anarkali, a local singer of live performances of lewd and double-meaning songs..."Since her character smokes a bidi, she has been smoking bidis for some time, and now she is smoking bidis like a regular.”
The Hans India (in)
added Nov 29, 2015 16:19
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[India] ARCHIVE: Letter Voodoo cigarillos: bidis in disguise?

The distinction between a cigarillo and a cigarette has important legal and financial implications. Since the wrapper of a cigarillo contains tobacco, cigarillos are taxed at the same rate as small cigars. In 2002, the US federal tax rate for small cigar
Tobacco Control
added Nov 25, 2015 15:02
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[Asia, India] DECLARE CIGARETTE AS TOXIC WASTE, NGO TELLS NGT

an NGO, ‘Doctors for You,’ has moved a petition in the NGT and asked the tribunal to direct the Centre to declare cigarette and bidi butts as “toxic waste”. Cigarettes have become a cause of serious concern for environmentalists. More than 100 billion ci
Daily Pioneer (in)
added Nov 23, 2015 14:31
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[India] Shocking footage shows child coughing and spluttering after being encouraged to smoke cigarette by adults who can be heard laughing and cheering as they watch on

The most shocking aspect of the video is that a child smoking appears to be some form of entertainment for those watching, who cheer and clap in the background. The video was shared on YouTube by Tamil Nadu People's Forum for Tobacco Control, who have c
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 20, 2015 22:28
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