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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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[Asia, India] Despite Conflict of Interest, Tobacco Barons Remain in Key Parliament Committee

a key panel that earlier this year blocked the Health Ministry’s proposal to increase the size of pictorial warnings on cigarette packets from 40% to 85% continues to have tobacco barons as members. The term of the Committee on Subordinate Legislation...
The Wire (in)
added Sep 7, 2015 11:28
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[Asia] India Stomps on Tobacco Abroad, Drags Feet on Pictorial Warnings at Home

India may have pledged to take hard-hitting measures to reduce the use of tobacco at a regional meeting of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Timor-Leste but here at home it continues to welch on its promise to make it mandatory for pictorial warnings
The Wire (in)
added Sep 7, 2015 11:26
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[India] SE Asian health ministers sign anti-tobacco declaration

Health ministers from 11 countries of the WHO South-East Asia region, including India, on Monday signed a declaration pledging to accelerate hard-hitting measures to reduce tobacco use, the WHO said in a statement. With tobacco killing 150 people every
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Sep 7, 2015 11:15
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[East Timor, India, Thailand] Tobacco Kills Over 1.3 Million Southeast Asians Every Year: WHO

Singh, regional director for South-East Asia, said: "We know that tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable deaths." She was speaking at the inauguration of the WHO's South-East Asia regional committee meeting at Dili (Timor-Leste), where health min
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Sep 7, 2015 11:08
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[Asia, India] Jail inmates enjoyed TV, cigarettes

Prisoners in Choudwar Circle Jail were leading a luxurious lifestyle with access to televisions, music system and cigarettes. This came to light on Thursday after police conducted a surprise raid on the jail and seized many objectionable items, including
Times of India
added Sep 6, 2015 19:40
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[Asia, India] 'Never endorsed tobacco, alcohol'

Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, on Saturday, said he has gone by his father’s advice to date not to endorse tobacco products or alcohol. “On occasions when I was approached to do this kind of ads, and I could have been carried away at that early stage i
The Hindu Online (in)
added Sep 5, 2015 18:05
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