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[Asia, India] Tobacco warning: No ambiguity in policy, says govt

Slamming the decision of tobacco manufacturers to halt production, the Centre today hardened its stand on the implementation of larger pictorial warnings on such products, saying it will take all the necessary steps to curb tobacco use in the country.
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Apr 2, 2016 23:28
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[Asia, China] India's $10 Billion Cigarette Market in Trouble After Mandatory 85 Percent Pictorial Warning

The top three cigarette consuming countries - the US, China and Japan who account for 51 percent of global cigarette consumption - have only text-based warnings (about 30 percent in size) and have not adopted pictorial warnings.
China Topix
added Apr 2, 2016 00:55
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[Asia, India] 'Rehabilitate tobacco growers'

The Federation of Karnataka Virginia Tobacco growers urged the government to initiate steps to rehabilitate tobacco growers and then bring down its cultivation.
The Hindu Online (in)
added Apr 2, 2016 00:51
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[Asia, India] 85 pc pictorial warning on tobacco products in force from Friday

Tobacco products will carry larger pictorial warnings covering 85% of the packaging space as a central notification came into effect from Friday, notwithstanding a parliamentary panel’s recommendation for a drastic reduction in the size of the visual mes
Hindustan Times (in)
added Apr 1, 2016 20:22
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[Asia] Indian cigarette makers halt production over health warning rules

Indian cigarette makers including ITC Ltd, part-owned by British American Tobacco, suspended production on Friday over what they said was ambiguity in the government's new health warning rules for packs, a leading industry body said. Rules that mandated
Reuters
added Apr 1, 2016 16:24
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[Asia] Tobacco use in India: How laws and awareness campaigns are empowering the public

This article will highlight the risk factors for oral cancer in the Indian population, as well as what is being done to educate the public and prevent or intervene early in oral cancer. In India, as reported by Pankaj Chaturvedi at the Global Oral Cancer
DentistryIQ (PennWell Dental Group)
added Mar 31, 2016 23:01
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[Asia] Size matters? Pictorial warnings on tobacco packs put India in a fix

“The recommendations of the parliamentary committee are not binding but we cannot turn a blind eye to the demands of farmers and the millions dependent on the tobacco industry,” said a health ministry official, who did not want to be named. “Reducing the
Hindustan Times (in)
added Mar 27, 2016 21:13
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[Asia] WHO: India losing over Rs. 1 lakh cr due to tobacco related illness

(WHO) representative to India Henk Bekedam, in a statement, said that the economy has been losing around Rs. 1,04, 500 crores every year because of the tobacco-related diseases, which claim around 10 lakh lives annually.
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Mar 27, 2016 01:06
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[Asia, India] Doctors urge PM for 85 pc pictorial warnings on tobacco items

Over 600 doctors today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to implement 85 per cent pictorial warnings on all tobacco product packages with effect from April 1, 2016. As many as 653 doctors wrote individual letters to the Prime Minister requesting him to i
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Mar 27, 2016 00:31
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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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