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[Asia, India] HP health minister admits pressure from tobacco industry to reduce VAT

Thakur said that there was pressure from the industry to roll back VAT on tobacco products but state government did not succumb to it. Similarly, he said, the state government recently imposed ban on sale of single cigarettes, which was a public health
Times of India
added Dec 7, 2015 15:55
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[Asia] Tobacco Companies Drag Down Indian Stocks on Proposed Sin Levy

India’s benchmark stock index fell to a three-week low as cigarette makers declined on concern they will be taxed higher than the proposed national sales tax. ITC Ltd., the largest tobacco company with the fourth-highest weighting on the S&P BSE Sensex in
Bloomberg News
added Dec 7, 2015 21:30
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[Asia] Bidis: The Hand-Rolled Cigarettes That Keep More Than Four Million Indians Employed

Smoking in public places is illegal in India. Still, the prevalence of bidis is staggering. One 2010 survey estimated that while on average a daily cigarette smoker in India — and there are more than 100 million smokers in the nation — goes through 6.2 c
Bloomberg News
added Dec 7, 2015 15:50
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[Asia] India exploring markets for tobacco exports: Minister

To find new markets for tobacco exports, the Commerce Ministry has asked the External Affairs Ministry to issue instructions to Indian Embassies for exploring opportunities in those countries. The government explores new markets on a continuous basis f
Business Standard (in)
added Dec 2, 2015 19:27
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[Asia] India's Another Step Towards Plain Packaging Of Cigarettes And Tobacco Products-An Overview Of The Legislations Present

The Constitutional mandate flowing from the above article lead to the enactment of first legislation that dealt with smoking in India which was Cigarettes (Regulation of Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, 1975. The 1975 Act mandated the tobacco in
Mondaq
added Dec 2, 2015 19:13
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[Asia, India] Foreign cigarette racket busted

"According to our investigation, the major distributor of these cigarettes orders and receives the consignment using air courier services and waterways. Till now, 12 south-east Asian countries including Japan and Korea have been identified as part of the
Times of India
added Dec 2, 2015 18:57
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[Asia, India] Swara Bhaskar to smoke in Anarkali Aarawali

Swara, who plays the title role of Anarkali, a local singer of live performances of lewd and double-meaning songs..."Since her character smokes a bidi, she has been smoking bidis for some time, and now she is smoking bidis like a regular.”
The Hans India (in)
added Nov 29, 2015 16:19
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[Asia] '100-bn cigarette butts discarded in India yearly'

IMA Cancer and Tobacco Control Committee Dr Dilip Acharya, said: “Cigarette butts consist of un-smoked remnant tobacco, filter and paper wrap. It also contains carcinogens, nicotine and toxins and toxic metals such as cadmium, arsenic and lead in a highly
Free Press Journal (in)
added Nov 29, 2015 15:44
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[Asia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan] The Heart Disease Conundrum

SOUTH ASIANS today account for more than half of the world’s cardiac patients...Known as the Framingham Heart Study, it is perhaps the most influential investigation in the history of modern medicine... The initial outlay was modest: about $94,000, mostly
New York Times
added Nov 29, 2015 05:13
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[Asia, India] Tobacco users beware !

A 30-year-old long-time chewable tobacco user from Nungbrang village in Imphal East district is currently undergoing treatment at Radiology Department of RIMS after his left lower cheek developed a medium size hole.
E-Pao.net (in)
added Nov 29, 2015 16:25
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