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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

[Asia, India] 'High taxation leading to growth of illegal cigarettes'

The Tobacco Institute of India said that as a result of discriminatory taxation, the share of legal cigarette industry in total tobacco consumption in the country has declined to 11 per cent at present, from 21 per cent in 1981-82.
Business Standard (in)
added Feb 19, 2016 18:28

[Asia, India] Tobacco industry terms field study "motivated"

which had found tobacco products cheaper than essential food items, saying it was an attempt by anti-tobacco activists to "influence" policy-makers on the taxation issue during the forthcoming Budget Session. Noting that anti-tobacco activists based the
Business Standard (in)
added Feb 19, 2016 17:39

[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

[Asia, India] Sell tobacco to a minor and you could go to jail for seven years

rcotics Cell to enforce the drive. Armed with the new Juvenile Justice Care and Protection Act, 2015, enacted in January this year, the Mumbai Police Crime Branch has launched a citywide crackdown on commercial establishments selling tobacco products to
The Hindu Online (in)
added Feb 19, 2016 21:12

[Asia, India] 25 people fined in office hub for smoking in open

If you work in Gurgaon and are someone who enjoys a quiet smoke once in a while, watch before you light up. The police on Wednesday fined 25 people in Cyber Park for flouting the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) that bans smoking in publi
Times of India
added Feb 18, 2016 17:48

[Asia] Anil Kapoor lends voice to anti-smoking PSA released in India

Today, a smoking cessation public service announcement (PSA) went live featuring narration by Anil Kapoor, the prominent actor recognized for his roles in Academy Award-winning Slumdog Millionaire, Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol and the hit televisio
PR Newswire
added Feb 18, 2016 12:20

[Asia, India] Did you know tobacco products are cheaper than essential food items?

The current excise and Value Added Tax (VAT) rates are insufficient to increase the prices of tobacco products, therefore making these products easily affordable,’ said the study conducted by the Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID) and
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Feb 18, 2016 18:38

[Asia, India] Hike sin tax on tobacco by up to 40%: Health ministry

health ministry along with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other public health groups have proposed a hike in taxes of up to 40% for all tobacco products. Findings of a latest study, commissioned by the health ministry and WHO, showed prices of to
Times of India
added Feb 18, 2016 15:58

[Asia] Effects of a worksite tobacco control intervention in India: the Mumbai worksite tobacco control study, a cluster-randomised trial

These findings demonstrate the potential impact of a tobacco control intervention that combined tobacco control and health protection programming within Indian manufacturing worksites.
Tobacco Control
added Feb 20, 2016 16:51
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