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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, 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, 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
added Apr 6, 2015 17:02
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[Asia, India] 'Beedi' Baron Gupta Absent at Meeting of Parliamentary Panel on Tobacco

'Beedi' baron Shyama Charan Gupta, whose membership of a parliamentary committee on tobacco has kicked up a row over conflict of interest, was not present at a meeting of the panel today during which members raised concerns over the issue.
Outlook India Magazine (in)
added Apr 6, 2015 15:02
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[Asia, India] Pro-tobacco MPs Shyam Charan Gupta, Dilip Gandhi and Ram Prasad Sarmah may be axed from panel

Faced with public outrage over the delay in notifying bigger health warnings on tobacco products and statements of some BJP members, including a "beedi baron", suggesting there is little evidence of a link between tobacco consumption and occurance of canc
The Economic Times (India)
added Apr 6, 2015 14:44
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[Asia] ARORA: As India waits for proof, 3500 succumb to tobacco daily

The parliamentary committee's observations and leniency towards the tobacco industry stakeholders does not bode well for the health of our nation and public health advocates strongly demand that health warnings should be enforced without any further dela
Deccan Herald (in)
added Apr 6, 2015 06:00
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