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[Asia, India] To ban or not to ban: Health ministry in a fix over e-cigarettes

Three committees set up by union health ministry have asked the government to ban the device.
India Today Magazine (in)
added Jan 1, 2018 04:01
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[Asia, India] ‘Tobacco habits common in police personnel’

Police personnel are known to often resort to tobacco-associated habits as a stress-buster to soothe their nerves to help them focus better. A study was published in the Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences to determine the prevalence of tobacco-assoc
Indian Express (in)
added Dec 26, 2017 23:10
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[Asia, India] Apex court to hear today plea on pictorial warning on tobacco products

The Supreme Court agreed to hear today itself a batch of petitions challenging the Karnataka High Court order which quashed the government regulation that packets of tobacco products must carry pictorial warning covering 85 per cent of packaging space.
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Dec 22, 2017 15:17
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[Asia, India] Tobacco Product Retailers Seek Roll Back Of 85% Pictorial Warnings

Over 1,000 retailers of tobacco products on Thursday protested outside the Union Health Ministry office in Delhi, demanding reduction in the size of the graphical health warnings on cigarette packets. According to the retailers, protesting under the bann
New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) (in)
added Dec 22, 2017 01:59
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[Asia, India] EDITORIAL: Karnataka HC ruling on pictorial warnings on tobacco is a setback to public health

These measures, aimed at discouraging people from starting tobacco use and nudging smokers to quit, helped reduce tobacco consumption in India by 6% in seven years. Tobacco use fell from 34.6% in 2009-10 to 28.6% in 2016-17, with 810,000 fewer people usin
Hindustan Times (in)
added Dec 20, 2017 15:05
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[Asia] Karnataka HC ruling on pictoral warnings on tobacco products may hit India’s image

The rules mandated 85% pictorial warnings on both sides of packages... “The move will result in India’s global ranking for pictorial warnings to go back to 106th ranking in the world from its current 3rd position. Similar warnings on tobacco packs have
livemint.com (in)
added Dec 18, 2017 16:54
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[Asia, India] Picture perfect: the effectiveness of pictorial health warnings on tobacco products

the pictorial warnings on both sides of packages of tobacco products came into effect in April 2016 following the direction of the Rajasthan High Court and subsequently the Supreme Court too made it mandatory. After the decision of Karnataka High Court,
DNA India (in)
added Dec 18, 2017 16:45
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[Asia, India] Concern Over Panel Order On Sale Of Tobacco Products

CONFUSION REIGNS over the Town Vending Committee’s order directing street vendors selling cigarettes and tobacco products “to change their trade” by December 29 for registering themselves with the Administration...street-side cigarette vendors would no lo
Indian Express (in)
added Dec 18, 2017 16:31
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[Asia, India] 'High tax results in 5.6% drop in tobacco use in Rajasthan'

As per the survey, there has been decline in bidi smokers from 16% to 11.4% and in absolute numbers bidi users have come down to 58 lakh from 74 lakh. Still, their number is high compared to 14.3 lakh cigarette smokers in the state. Experts suggest that
Times of India
added Dec 18, 2017 16:14
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[Asia, India] ‘High tax leads to 5.6% drop in consumption of tobacco’

The prevalence of smoking in Rajasthan has decreased by 5.6 percentage points in Global Adult Tobacco Survey...Sambandh Health Foundation, said, "GATS-2 findings reiterate that taxation remains a key policy initiative for better health consequences. Even
Times of India
added Dec 16, 2017 20:20
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