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[Asia, India] "Not possible to print bigger warnings", says Beedi makers after cigarette production halts

Beedi manufacturers across India on Thursday joined cigarette makers in stopping production, saying it's "not possible to print" warnings covering 85% of packets as required under a new government rule.
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Apr 7, 2016 18:37
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[Asia, India] Beedi burns out to make way for pricier cigarettes

According to a recent study conducted by Institute for Public Health published in BMJ Global Health, cigarettes are replacing the traditional beedi, possibly due to increasing income levels in India. The study also shows that though the smoking habit amo
Asian Age (in)
added Mar 15, 2016 13:39
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Parliament bans display of tobacco products, including cigarettes, in shops

This is aimed at "de-normalising" tobacco use, and reducing the exposure of non-smokers - especially youths - to the advertising effect of point-of-sale tobacco product displays, Senior Minister of State for Health Dr Amy Khor said in Parliament. The ba
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Mar 14, 2016 18:44
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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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