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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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[Asia, India] National Forum for Tobacco Eradication condemns partnership between govt ministries and tobacco industry

it is extremely concerned that the Summit on sustainability is being co-organized and sponsored by a leading tobacco company (ITC Pvt Ltd.). The Summit also has participation by Alcohol Industry (SABMiller India).
merinews (in)
added Sep 17, 2015 12:34
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[Asia, India] Gutkha, pan masala banned in Haryana, says health minister

manufacturing, storage, distribution and sale of gutkha, pan masala, flavoured or scented tobacco and similar products containing tobacco have been completely banned in the state. The minister said that other products containing tobacco available in marke
Hindustan Times (in)
added Sep 10, 2015 13:20
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[Asia, India] Tobacco warnings: Bidi baron Shyama Charan Gupta renominated to parliamentary panel

Notwithstanding concerns over members with conflicting interests being part of parliamentary panels, bidi baron Shyama Charan Gupta has been nominated to the reconstituted panel looking into the issue of increasing size of pictorial warnings on tobacco pr
The Economic Times (India)
added Sep 8, 2015 11:11
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[Asia-pacific, East Timor, India] Southeast Asian Health Ministers Sign Anti-Tobacco Declaration

The Dili Declaration called on governments, United Nations agencies and partners to accelerate tobacco control in the region which accounts for over one-third of the world's tobacco use. "Tobacco kills 1.3 million people in the region every year, includi
New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) (in)
added Sep 8, 2015 10:31
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[Asia, India] Tobacco panel is reconstituted

the committee on subordinate legislation, which asked the health ministry to defer the warnings and has been looking into it since then, has been reconstituted for one more year till August 2016. Interestingly, no members, including bidi baron Shyam Chara
Asian Age (in)
added Sep 8, 2015 10:28
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