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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 (in)
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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[Asia, India] Delhi non-smokers have SAME chance of lung damage as those who smoke... and living there longer increases your risk

among those tested for lung impairment during the odd-even run, smokers and non-smokers were equal when it came to lung impairment. The detailed report, which has been compiled by a team of doctors at MAMC, has been submitted to Delhi health department l
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 17, 2016 18:20
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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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