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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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[Asia, India] Government to launch 'M Cessation' to help kick tobacco habit

The government will soon offer a mobile phone-based intervention to tobacco users where they will be counselled to kick the habit. The Union Health Ministry will launch "Mobile(m) Cessation" to develop tobacco use abstinence among people interested in
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Oct 11, 2015 09:19
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[Asia, India] NGT Notice to Centre on Plea Seeking Ban on Tobacco

A plea by a doctors' body seeking prohibition on consumption of tobacco in all public places and their proper disposal, prompted the National Green Tribunal today to seek a response from the government on the issue. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Just
New Indian Express (in)
added Sep 28, 2015 18:08
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[Asia, India] Kerala smokers spend Rs.226 crore on heart ailments

The report is based on a one-year study on 'Economic Burden of Tobacco Related Diseases in India' conducted by the Public Health Foundation of India with support from the union ministry of health and family welfare, and the World Health Organization.
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Sep 28, 2015 17:48
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[Asia, India] Bidi baron in panel irks anti-tobacco coalition: 67 organisations write to Speakers of both Houses

In the backdrop of recent reconstitution of the parliamentary committee reviewing tobacco control policies in India, 67 member organisations under the Advocacy Forum for Tobacco Control have written to the Speakers of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha and po
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 26, 2015 20:01
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[Asia, India] Hike in VAT, ban on sale of loose cigarettes to negatively impact tobacco companies

India’s most populous state of Uttar Pradesh has decided to hike VAT on cigarettes and tobacco products. On cigarettes, it has been raised from 25% to 40% and on other tobacco products, it has been raised from 30% to 40%. PrintEmailSave
India Infoline.com
added Sep 24, 2015 18:26
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[Asia, India] National Forum for Tobacco Eradication condemns partnership between govt ministries and tobacco industry

it is extremely concerned that the Summit on sustainability is being co-organized and sponsored by a leading tobacco company (ITC Pvt Ltd.). The Summit also has participation by Alcohol Industry (SABMiller India).
merinews (in)
added Sep 17, 2015 12:34
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