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[Asia, India] HP cigarette, bidi sellers protest compulsory registration

Cigarette and bidi sellers in Himachal Pradesh today protested the government's decision to make registration compulsory for vendors of tobacco products. The Cabinet had yesterday decided to make registration of vendors for selling tobacco products compul
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Jan 17, 2016 20:43

[Asia, India] Australia's Plain Packaging Laws Pass ISDS Round Two

The grim fact remains that Australia is a signatory party to more than two dozen agreements with ISDS obligations that grant foreign investors the right to challenge tobacco plain packaging and other initiatives to protect public health. Australia is al (sg)
added Jan 15, 2016 23:47

[Asia, Asia-pacific, India] SINGH: ISDS arbitration upholds Australia’s plain packaging laws

high costs of ISDS agreements point to the need for India, Indonesia and other countries that are currently revisiting their investment treaty regime to seriously rethink the inclusion of ISDS mechanisms in future investment treaties and trade agreements.
East Asia Forum (au)
added Jan 15, 2016 16:13

[Asia, India] 7-year jail term for selling tobacco to kids

Selling cigarettes or chewable tobacco products to minors will invite a jail term of up to seven years and a Rs 1 lakh fine from Friday onwards. The provisions are part of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 cleared by Parliam
Hindustan Times (in)
added Jan 15, 2016 01:57

[Asia, India] Smoking hot! Smuggled foreign cigarettes biz makes a killing

now stands at a whopping 21%...Reasons for this phenomenal growth: assurance of a 100% profit on every 'deal' coupled with the steep rise in demand for these 'light' and 'flavoured' smokes - especially among women, say experts. To add to that is the count
Times of India
added Jan 14, 2016 12:58

[Asia] Japan Tobacco eyes stake in Godfrey Phillips India

Japan Tobacco (JT), the world’s third-largest listed tobacco company, is in talks to acquire a part of the promoter’s stake in Godfrey Phillips India (GPI), reports a business daily. The KK Modi Group, which owns ~47% in GPI, is also believed to be in t
added Jan 13, 2016 07:01

[Asia, India] Tobacco Curing Causing Forest Degradation in Karnataka

estimated seven lakh tons of fuelwood required for curing tobacco every year in Karnataka, more than 300 hectares of forest land are lost annually...tobacco cultivation is not only a big threat to environment but also likely to become a threat to food sec
New Indian Express (in)
added Jan 13, 2016 07:35

[Asia, India] Parasitic weed gives tobacco ryots the jitters

The tobacco sector in Prakasam district is facing a new crisis as the growers are spending sleepless nights owing to rapid spreads of a parasitic weed Orabanche cernua in their fields. Tobacco crop in over 5,000 hectares in the district has been affecte
The Hindu Online (in)
added Jan 11, 2016 03:10

[Asia, India] Shopkeeper shot at over cigarette

A shopkeeper in south-west Delhi’s Najafgarh had a narrow escape after a customer shot at him on Saturday. The reason was the unavailability of a particular brand of cigarettes.
The Hindu Online (in)
added Jan 11, 2016 03:22

[Asia, India] `Organic' tobacco lures youngsters, cases of oral cancer go up fivefold

Companies are hard selling gutka to youngsters by branding it as `organic' and `herbal' chewing tobacco. What's alarming, experts say, is a fivefold rise -a spike in incidence of the disease from 0.6% to 3.1% -in cases of oral cancer among people between
Times of India
added Jan 8, 2016 20:54
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