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[Asia, India] Doctors blame celebrity endorsement of tobacco for high incidence of mouth cancer

Celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan promote pan masala, say doctors. The rate of incidence of mouth cancer among younger men, in the age group 25-49 years, is extremely high, according to a study published in The International Jou
DNA India (in)
added Apr 11, 2016 04:10
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[Asia, India] Tobacco: Awareness drive on new health warnings rule

Delhi government today carried out a drive to create awareness among people and tobacco vendors on the recent rule mandating pictorial warnings covering 85 per cent of the packaging space of all tobacco products.
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Apr 9, 2016 13:45
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[Asia, India] Smokers stock up, vendors cash in as cigarette firms halt production

Hardened smokers like Ganguly are stocking up on the sticks, partly to beat an almost inevitable retail price hike after tobacco companies on Friday decided to halt production over a dispute with the government on the size of pictorial warnings they shou
livemint.com (in)
added Apr 6, 2016 21:50
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[Asia, India] 'Extreme warning will push illegal cigarette trade'

Tobacco Institute of India (TII) argued that the extreme "85% warning" would promote illegal cigarette trade and adversely affect the livelihood of 45.7 million people dependent on tobacco which included farmers, labour, workers, trade and others. TII mem
Times of India
added Apr 3, 2016 18:09
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Indian Policy Makers Try to Weaken Graphic Health Warnings in Favor of Industry Profits – Again!

A committee of Indian parliamentarians heavily influenced by the tobacco industry has recommended that increased graphic health warnings championed by the Ministry of Health be reduced in size. India’s Daily Mail called the committee’s report “an unabash
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Mar 25, 2016 13:08
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[Asia, India] Beedi burns out to make way for pricier cigarettes

According to a recent study conducted by Institute for Public Health published in BMJ Global Health, cigarettes are replacing the traditional beedi, possibly due to increasing income levels in India. The study also shows that though the smoking habit amo
Asian Age (in)
added Mar 15, 2016 13:39
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[Asia, India] Medical bodies for larger pictorial warnings on tobacco products

the Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Indian Dental Association, The Association of Physicians of India, and Commonwealth Medical Association Trust have written to Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda to stand ground on timely implementation of the large-sized, g
The Hindu Online (in)
added Mar 13, 2016 17:33
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[Asia, India] Budget 2016: Cigarettes, Gutkha other tobacco products become expensive

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has hiked the excise duty on tobacco and its related products by 10-15 per cent. Jaitley made the announcement in his budget speech on Monday. “To discourage consumption of tobacco and tobacco products, I propose to increase
Indian Express
added Feb 29, 2016 16:13
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[Asia, India, Sri Lanka] Action against on-scree smoking

Hollywood and Bollywood films provide powerful information about the “benefits” of smoking, instead of traditional advertising. Young people imitate, not only “positive” characters, but also the villain who smokes can have even more influence on them tha
The Nation (lk)
added Feb 20, 2016 01:55
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[Asia, India] Vendor held under new Act for selling cigarette to minor

In what is believed to be the first under the newly amended Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, which came into effect on January 15, this year, a retailer was arrested for selling cigarettes to a student of Don Bosco School in the ci
DNA India (in)
added Feb 19, 2016 21:13
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