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[Asia, India] Foreign cigarette smugglers make hay thanks to demand

It seems that smugglers are profiting mainly because of the high customs and excise duties on imported cigarettes. Besides, there has been an increasing demand particularly among youth in the district. Import duty as high as 90 per cent and Arun Jaitle
Times of India
added Sep 21, 2015 09:47
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[Asia, India] High Use Of Tobacco Is The Main Cause Of Cancer: ICMR Scientist

High prevalence of smoking and tobacco use are the main cause of cancer in the eight states of India’s northeastern region, a scientist said here on Thursday. The main cause of cancer in the eight states of India’s northeastern region is the high prevalen
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Sep 21, 2015 09:45
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[Asia, India] Denied tobacco, youth kills sister in west Delhi

A man strangled his sister and later committed suicide in Dabri after an apparent argument over him not being allowed to have chewing tobacco. The family told police that he was suffering from tuberculosis and schizophrenia and was being treated at a gove
Times of India
added Sep 21, 2015 08:40
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[Asia, India] Tobacco manufacturers to state tar, nicotine content?

Cigarette and “bidi” manufacturers may soon have to declare tar and nicotine content on their packets, with the government setting in motion the process of establishing tobacco testing laboratories. “Five laboratories are being set up for testing tobacco
Asian Age (in)
added Sep 20, 2015 22:17
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[Asia] 40% Indians exposed to second hand smoke at home: WHO

Even as the government is still deliberating on larger pictorial warnings on packs of tobacco products, 40% of Indian adults are exposed to second hand tobacco smoke at home. These are people who do not smoke themselves but are vulnerable to various dise
Times of India
added Sep 20, 2015 21:11
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[Asia, India] Government labs to test tar, nicotine level in tobacco products

Cigarette and bidi manufacturers may soon have to declare tar and nicotine content on their packets, with government preparing to launch testing labs.
The Economic Times (India)
added Sep 22, 2015 16:21
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[Asia, India] Govt labs to test tar, nicotine level in tobacco products

Cigarette and bidi manufacturers may soon have to declare tar and nicotine content on their packets, with the government setting in motion the process of establishing tobacco testing laboratories. "Five laboratories are being set up for testing tobacco p
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Sep 20, 2015 21:15
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[Asia, India] Tobacco crop will be purchased by traders: Nirmala Sitharaman

Commerce and industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday assured tobacco farmers that their entire crop will be purchased by traders by the end of the month. She made the statement after visiting Prakasam district personally to assess the tobacco purc
Times of India
added Sep 19, 2015 23:55
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[Asia, India] Suicides by tobacco growers turn spotlight on crisis

Even as the Tobacco Board was grappling with carryover stocks and poor prices of low and medium grades, the suicide of two farmers -- Bollineni Krishna Rao and Venkat Rao -- within two days in Prakasam district, turned the spotlight on the crisis.
The Hindu Online (in)
added Sep 19, 2015 22:25
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[Asia, India] ITC to pick up tobacco stocks

chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu has requested the Centre to immediately press its agencies into purchases. He suggested that the tobacco board or the state trading corporation (STC) be allowed to pick up the stocks from the market on war footing basis.
Times of India
added Sep 17, 2015 12:38
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