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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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[Asia, India] 'Voice of Tobacco Victims' state chapter opening Tuesday

Tobacco victims would share their experiences on how tobacco use affected them and their families. With this, Kerala will be one among the five Indian states to have a dedicated VoTV state chapter. In this state chapter, senior doctors will come together
New Indian Express (in)
added Nov 11, 2013 05:37
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[Asia, India] Shalini's Blog : A 100 million lives, up in smoke

In my own country, India, 100 million deaths have been predicted, in fact, declared. This is the number of deaths-some of which have already occurred and many that are yet to occur-because of smoking over the past 100 years in India. In a recent study, s
CNN-IBN (in)
added Oct 29, 2013 15:02
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[Asia, India] With cops hot on their trail, smokers run for cover

Smokers in the city have literally been running for cover to avoid being slapped with fines following strict implementation of the ban on smoking in public places. Policemen, who fined as many as 629 smokers within a span of about two weeks before the D
New Indian Express (in)
added Oct 20, 2013 20:01
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[Asia, India] Health ministry to crack down on tobacco sale near schools, hospitals

the health ministry will write to states seeking stringent action against kiosks selling these products near schools, hospitals and government buildings in violation of laws.
Times of India
added Oct 2, 2013 20:24
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