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[Asia, India] Passive smoke raising risk of heart disease among students

More than 50% of higher secondary school students in Ernakulam district who took part in a survey admitted that they were exposed to second-hand smoke at home, schools, and public places. The students were unable to escape passive smoke and almost 15.2% o
Times of India
added Jun 21, 2017 18:00
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[Asia, India] Circular bans students from events backed by tobacco companies

A circular issued by Vijay Satbir Singh, State Additional Chief Secretary of Public Health, has banned the participation of students in events sponsored directly or indirectly by tobacco companies. Health officers have been asked to communicate the order
The Hindu Online (in)
added Jun 17, 2017 16:09
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[Asia, India] Proposed 18% GST on purchase of unmanufactured tobacco riles farmers

The proposed levy of 18% Goods and Services Tax (GST) on purchase of unmanufactured tobacco has become a source of concern to the tobacco farmers in Karnataka. Hitherto, traders and manufacturers were exempted from paying any tax while purchasing tobacc
The Hindu Online (in)
added Jun 16, 2017 00:12
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[Asia, India] Maharashtra to soon reject all CSR and other funds from tobacco firms

Close on the heels of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab, the Maharashtra government may soon disassociate itself from any sponsorships, donations or corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives offered by tobacco companies. Once the decision is finalised,
Indian Express
added Jun 15, 2017 18:47
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[Asia] Indian bride spots groom chewing tobacco, refuses to marry him

However, while he was entering the wedding arena, the bride spotted him chewing “gutka” and immediately decided to cancel the wedding. Friends and relatives of the bride tried to convince her to change her mind, but she refused.
Al Arabiya News Channel (ae)
added Jun 15, 2017 15:04
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[Asia, India] Farmers seek rollback of 5% GST on raw tobacco

The Federation of All India Farmer Associations (FAIFA) on Wednesday urged the government to rollback 5 per cent GST imposed on raw tobacco, saying “the move will severely endanger the livelihood of tobacco growers”.
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Jun 14, 2017 21:04
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[Asia, India] Proposed 18% GST on purchase of unmanufactured tobacco riles farmers

Hitherto, traders and manufacturers were exempted from paying any tax while purchasing tobacco from auction platforms. The introduction of 18% GST on unmanufactured tobacco will indirectly hit farmers, said Javare Gowda, president, Virginia Flue Cured (V
The Hindu Online (in)
added Jun 13, 2017 21:09
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[Asia, India] 81 lakh lesser tobacco consumers since 2010

India has 81 lakh lesser tobacco users today than it had in 2010 with the overall prevalence of tobacco use falling significantly by six percentage points in the past seven years. Relative reduction measured by the fall in the number of people consuming
Chandigarh Tribune (in)
added Jun 12, 2017 14:02
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[Asia, India] Bidis tagged 'demerit goods', maximum tax fixed at 28%

Goods and Service Tax (GST)...council has made a landmark decision by categorising all tobacco products including bidis as demerit goods and taxing them at the highest tax rate of 28%. The public health fraternity along with city doctors have welcomed thi
Times of India
added Jun 10, 2017 22:37
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[Asia, India] Growers in Prakasam dt. say ‘no’ to GST on tobacco

took objection to the Centre’s decision to impose 5% GST on tobacco leaves and 28% on unmanufactured tobacco. Farmers from 12 auction platforms in the Southern Black Soil (SBS) and the Southern Light Soil (SLS) regions, at a meeting here, feared fall in
The Hindu Online (in)
added Jun 10, 2017 21:32
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