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[Asia, India] Government investment in the tobacco industry promotes use, says Sumitra Pednekar

Sumitra Pednekar lost her husband Satish Pednekar, who was Maharashtra’s former home and labour minister to oral cancer in 2011, and has questioned the government’s contrarian policy on tobacco. She has filed a public interest litigation in the Bombay H
DNA India (in)
added Apr 26, 2017 12:47
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[Asia, India] State BJP chief quits tobacco on CM’s appeal

Nandkumar Singh on Saturday said he decided to quit tobacco on tjhe CM's personal request...he suddenly called upon the workers to quit their 'bad habits' before discouraging people from using alcohol and tobacco. While describing the ill-effects, he turn
Times of India
added Apr 23, 2017 13:18
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[Asia, India] Increase in tobacco crop size leaves many unhappy

Restrictions:The Tobacco Board has resolved to limit the horizontal expansion of tobacco and has issued necessary instructions against allowing new barns to be constructed. Growers, anti-tobacco activists criticise move to raise the figure from 95 milli
The Hindu Online (in)
added Apr 22, 2017 23:32
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[Asia] Indian Public Health Group Loses Permit for Foreign Funds

The ministry had specifically asked the group to explain its spending on HIV/AIDS and anti-tobacco programs. In a statement, Chhibber said all the programs run by the Public Health Foundation were in step with the Indian government's National Health Pol
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 22, 2017 23:00
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[Asia, India] BRIEF-Tata Trusts denies connection with PIL on tobacco Tata Trusts:

* Tata Trusts - it has no connection with a recent public interest litigation on government entities' equity holding in tobacco sector. * Tata Trusts says "baseless" to describe petition as initiated by trusts because two petiitioners work for organisat
Reuters
added Apr 21, 2017 19:27
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[Asia] India’s Ban on Foreign Money for Health Group Hits Gates Foundation

“The letter says that we have utilized funds from tobacco and H.I.V. projects for lobbying amongst media and parliamentarians,” Mr. Chhibber said. The Gates Foundation provides most of the financing for the tobacco and H.I.V. programs, he said, and both
New York Times
added Apr 21, 2017 16:57
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[Asia, India] Beware! Active or passive smoking leads to cancer in ‘voice box’

Smoking during and after treatment of Laryngeal cancer has an adverse prognosis. Smoking not only increases the risk of cancer relapse -but also increases the risk of getting another type of cancer, said Dr Kekatpure. It is good to be alert regarding vari
The Health Site (in)
added Apr 20, 2017 14:55
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[Asia, India] Study wants stricter norms to combat bidi smoking

A recent "Lancet" study has recommended stricter controls and regulation to dissuade people from smoking bidies, which it said, caused health problems including respiratory ailments. Severe respiratory impairment, significant cardio-respiratory condition
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Apr 17, 2017 21:50
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[Asia, India] Should the govt hold stake in tobacco firms?

That’s the substance of a case filed by a group of individuals, some of whom run the Tata Trusts, in the Bombay high court. The case—the court is yet to decide whether to admit it or not—specifically names ITC Ltd, which it refers to as “primarily” a tob
livemint.com (in)
added Apr 17, 2017 19:19
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[Asia, India] Bidis more harmful than cigarettes; stricter norms needed to control smoking

Severe respiratory impairment, significant cardio-respiratory conditions and follow-up mortality were found among bidi smokers as against cigarette smokers and non-smokers, said a study in Lancet Global Health journal. The largest-ever prospective inter
Hindustan Times (in)
added Apr 17, 2017 19:15
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