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New bills renew California's anti-smoking effort

California has become a battleground between the tobacco industry and health groups as lawmakers push proposals that include increasing cigarette taxes by $2 a pack and raising the legal smoking age from 18 to 21. The state once led the nation in snuffi
Los Angeles Times
added Apr 15, 2015 08:21
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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] Experts slam MP's 'callous' remarks on cancer, tobacco

Top cancer experts and activists in the region on Saturday strongly condemned state BJP MP RP Sarmah's comments denying the link between cancer and tobacco. Experts dubbed the comments 'irresponsible and callous'.
Times of India
added Apr 6, 2015 14:59
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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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[Asia, India] 'Double standard' BJP wrong to demand more time on tobacco consumption decision: Sibal

Congress leader Kapil Sibal said on Thursday that it reflected the BJP's double standards. "They have (Charan) their own 'beedi business' and obviously the sale of beedi will have to be increased. And, Modi ji will continue with his silence," he said.
Business Standard (in)
added Apr 6, 2015 05:29
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[Asia, India] Beedi 'smoking gun' on Parliament panel

A parliamentary panel that has asked the health ministry to keep in abeyance a plan to expand the size of pictorial warnings against tobacco includes a BJP member of parliament who has financial stakes in the beediindustry.
The Telegraph (Calcutta) (in)
added Apr 5, 2015 14:33
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[Asia] Smoketeers Investing in Empire of Death Instead of Modi's Make in India Must Face Fire

CHAWLA: But for Gupta, Gandhi and Sarmah, no indigenous evidence exists linking cancer with tobacco use. It is evident that this putrid perception arises from their business activities, since two of them are in the tobacco industry. It begs the ethical qu
New Indian Express (in)
added Apr 5, 2015 13:28
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[New York] Albany County plan to shelve tobacco displays raises legal issues

Nichols has sharply criticized McCoy for accepting more than $10,000 in campaign contributions from lobbyists that represent tobacco companies and from Rite Aid...would bar retail stores with pharmacies from displaying "any Tobacco Product in a manner tha
Albany (NY) Times-Union
added Apr 4, 2015 12:47
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[Arkansas] BRANTLEY: What's that smell? Big tobacco's move on vaping

This subchapter and the rules and other actions of the Arkansas Tobacco Control Board shall preempt the enactment and enforcement of any county...: I'm informed it's only a pre-emption on efforts to regulate sale, not use. I've also since learned of heav
Arkansas Times
added Apr 3, 2015 22:11
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