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[Asia, India] Tobacco sales carry on near schools, but few are booked

If the number of penalties levied under Section 6 of the Control of Tobacco Products Act, 2003, is to be believed, there were no violations in Bengaluru in 2015 (until November). This, when 348 cases were filed across the State against those found sellin
The Hindu Online (in)
added Feb 7, 2016 22:01
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Indian Women Seeking Jobs Confront Taboos and Threats

using the old phrase “Hookah-pani bandh,” a sanction that dates back to medieval times, when sharing a water-pipe packed with tobacco was the prerogative of adult men...all seven women would be outcasts — symbolically denied the hookah, as well as pani, w
New York Times
added Jan 30, 2016 19:45
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[Asia, India] Parasitic weed gives tobacco ryots the jitters

The tobacco sector in Prakasam district is facing a new crisis as the growers are spending sleepless nights owing to rapid spreads of a parasitic weed Orabanche cernua in their fields. Tobacco crop in over 5,000 hectares in the district has been affecte
The Hindu Online (in)
added Jan 11, 2016 03:10
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[Asia, India] Bollywood offers to make anti-tobacco short films to go with their movies

Bollywood, which is opposed to the mandatory showcasing of the anti-smoking film before each screening of a movie in a multiplex, has now proposed to make such films themselves. In a latest proposal to the health ministry, representatives from the health
Times of India
added Dec 29, 2015 03:36
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[Asia, Australia, India] International parliamentarians and doctors highlight warnings on tobacco packs

Parliamentarians from India and Australia met along with renowned Indian doctors to discuss the importance of larger pictorial health warnings in India and steps recommended to move towards plain packaging of tobacco products.
New Kerala.com (in)
added Dec 9, 2015 13:58
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[Asia, India] Nicotine Replacement Therapy not effective, E-cigarettes as harmful as cigarettes

E Cigarettes contain high amount of nicotine and they are becoming very popular. Therefore, E cigarettes should be banned all over India just like the states of Maharashtra and Punjab have done it. All NRT products must carry appropriate warning to share
The Health Site (in)
added Dec 7, 2015 21:19
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[Asia] Bidis: The Hand-Rolled Cigarettes That Keep More Than Four Million Indians Employed

Smoking in public places is illegal in India. Still, the prevalence of bidis is staggering. One 2010 survey estimated that while on average a daily cigarette smoker in India — and there are more than 100 million smokers in the nation — goes through 6.2 c
Bloomberg News
added Dec 7, 2015 15:50
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[Asia, India] DECLARE CIGARETTE AS TOXIC WASTE, NGO TELLS NGT

an NGO, ‘Doctors for You,’ has moved a petition in the NGT and asked the tribunal to direct the Centre to declare cigarette and bidi butts as “toxic waste”. Cigarettes have become a cause of serious concern for environmentalists. More than 100 billion ci
Daily Pioneer (in)
added Nov 23, 2015 14:31
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[Asia, India] Tobacco-free Raksha Bandhan: Bundi woman bags first prize

Health minister had to pick one lucky winner among 56,640 sisters who had demanded pledges of not consuming tobacco from their brothers as a gift on Raksha Bandhan. Kamlesh Meena, a resident of Bundi district, won the first prize of Rs 21,000. Her brothe
Times of India
added Nov 16, 2015 15:18
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[Asia, India] Bigger Warnings on Tobacco Products From Next Year, Rules Court

Graphic warnings will have to cover at least 85 per cent of the packaging on both sides of tobacco products, the Rajasthan High Court ruled today. The new rule will have to be implemented from April 1 next year, the Court told the Centre. Currently picto
New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) (in)
added Nov 7, 2015 02:32
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