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[Asia, India] LIC Thinks PIL Against Its Investments in Tobacco and ITC Is Frivolous

Kicking off a public interest litigation (PIL) filed against Life Insurance Corporation’s (LIC) investments in tobacco majors such as Indian Tobacco Company Ltd (ITC), LIC told the Bombay high court on Friday that the petition was “frivolous,” an “abuse o
The Wire (in)
added Jun 27, 2017 00:16
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India: steep decline in tobacco consumption in India reported in second Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS 2017)

For a large and diverse country like India, effective tobacco control has always been a daunting task. In the last five years, the country has witnessed a number of legal battles between the government and the tobacco industry. At one point, a parliament
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Jun 25, 2017 15:03
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[Asia, India] Easy access to cigarettes makes more boys pick up smoking

MADURAI: Although selling cigarette to those less than 18 years is prohibited, easy availability of cigarettes lures many school boys to try it. Police and other enforcement agencies conduct regular checks to prohibit the storage and sale of tobacco item
Times of India
added Jun 24, 2017 18:20
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[Asia, India] Himachal govt bars its officials from participating in tobacco industry’s activities

“All the heads of departments in Himachal Pradesh are instructed not to participate in any event organised by tobacco industry and also not to accept any kind of direct or indirect sponsorship or funding from corporate engaged in tobacco business,” the c
Hindustan Times (in)
added Jun 24, 2017 16:36
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[Asia, India] How the Use of Tobacco Affects the Environment

The recent Rajya Sabha report of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science & Technology, Environment & Forests also presents an alarming picture of environmental degradation due to tobacco cultivation.
The Wire (in)
added Jun 24, 2017 16:14
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[Asia, India] Different smokeless tobacco products have different cancer risks

Tobacco-specific nitrosamines (TSNA), the most potent cancer causing chemicals in tobacco, varied more than 650 fold in different products. These findings are from a detailed chemical analysis of 39 smokeless tobacco products purchased from three street m
The Health Site (in)
added Jun 24, 2017 15:22
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[Asia, India] Tobacco trader moves HC against action on product

A city-based trader of the tobacco product, 'Hans Chaap,' today moved the Madras High Court for restraining government authorities from taking penal action against the item. The petition by V N Arumugam and company, which came up before Justice M Govind
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Jun 22, 2017 17:47
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[Asia, India] Passive smoke raising risk of heart disease among students

More than 50% of higher secondary school students in Ernakulam district who took part in a survey admitted that they were exposed to second-hand smoke at home, schools, and public places. The students were unable to escape passive smoke and almost 15.2% o
Times of India
added Jun 21, 2017 18:00
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[Asia, India] Circular bans students from events backed by tobacco companies

A circular issued by Vijay Satbir Singh, State Additional Chief Secretary of Public Health, has banned the participation of students in events sponsored directly or indirectly by tobacco companies. Health officers have been asked to communicate the order
The Hindu Online (in)
added Jun 17, 2017 16:09
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[Asia, India] Proposed 18% GST on purchase of unmanufactured tobacco riles farmers

The proposed levy of 18% Goods and Services Tax (GST) on purchase of unmanufactured tobacco has become a source of concern to the tobacco farmers in Karnataka. Hitherto, traders and manufacturers were exempted from paying any tax while purchasing tobacc
The Hindu Online (in)
added Jun 16, 2017 00:12
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