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[Asia, India] Experts welcome age limit bar for purchasing tobacco

cancer experts and anti-tobacco government bodies feel that the Union health ministry's proposal to raise the minimum age of purchasing tobacco to 25 years will act as a powerful deterrent ... As per the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (2010) that is carried
Times of India
added Jun 21, 2014 14:10
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[Asia, India] Government planning massive campaign to make Delhi tobacco free

On the eve of No Tabacco Day, Delhi Government today issued several instructions to discourage its consumption and said a massive campaign will be launched to make the national capital a tobacco free state. Chief Secretary SK Srivastava today convened a
The Economic Times (India)
added May 30, 2014 04:04
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[Asia, India] Anti-tobacco sign campaign begins

With the approach of World No Tobacco Day on May 31, the District Tobacco Control Cell (DTCC) has initiated a signature campaign to support a proposal to increase taxes on tobacco products. A large chunk of Assam's adult population remains addicted to tob
Times of India
added May 24, 2014 13:34
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[Asia, India] Polling booths in Delhi to be smoke-free zones

Health activists in the city have welcomed the Delhi Chief Electoral Officer’s instructions to all district electoral officers-cum-district magistrates to ensure prohibition of smoking at booths. The district electoral officers have also been asked to di
The Hindu Online (in)
added Apr 10, 2014 10:02
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[Asia, India] Cancer Awareness Society demands 70% VAT on tobacco products

(CAS), demanded prohibitively high rate of taxation on tobacco products in the state to discourage the sale and use of tobacco. Sinha demanded imposition of VAT at the rate of 70 % in Bihar to contain the alarmingly high incidence of cancer deaths in st
Times of India
added Mar 11, 2014 21:43
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[Asia, India] After Anurag Kashyap refuses to crop smoking scenes from 'Ugly', city doctor writes an open letter

Reacting to Anurag's stand, a doctor from Tata memorial hospital wrote an open letter questioning his move. Below is the full text: Dear Anurag, You have filed a petition in the Mumbai High Court challenging the current censor board notification that
DNA India (in)
added Mar 3, 2014 00:10
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[Asia] India home to second highest number of women smokers globally -

In a shocking trend, India has now more female smokers - over 12.1 million - than any country except the United States. In 2012, female smoking prevalence was 3.2%, which is virtually unchanged since 1980. Smokers in India consumed an average of 8.2 ci
Times of India
added Jan 8, 2014 20:02
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[Asia] 'Smoking among Indian men on the decline'

Smoking (cigarettes and beedis) is the third top risk for health loss in India, leading to nearly one million deaths every year. Between 1980 and 2012, smoking among Indian men decreased from 33.8 per cent to 23 per cent. India has more female smokers (i
The Hindu Online (in)
added Jan 8, 2014 07:11
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[Asia, India] 'State govts need to ban tobacco sale'

Some 80,000 lives in India can be saved if state governments impose a ban on tobacco sale and consumption. Dr Ramesh S Bilimagga, president of association of radiologists and oncologists of India, informed that 6.5 lakh new cases of head and neck cancer a
Times of India
added Dec 14, 2013 17:45
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[Asia, India] Experts evolve recommendations to curb cancer

Experts Saturday evolved new strategies and recommendations to curb the rising threat of cancer and these would now be submitted to the health and family welfare ministry. The key recommendations include reducing tobacco consumption and production, reser
Mizonews.Net (in)
added Nov 30, 2013 13:43
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