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[India] DIPP Calls Meeting Of Stakeholders On FDI In Tobacco Sector

The commerce and industry ministry has convened a meeting on April 11 of all stakeholders...upon issues pertaining to foreign direct investment in the tobacco sector. Currently, FDI is prohibited in manufacturing of cigars, cigarettes and tobacco substit
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Apr 8, 2018 15:38
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[Asia, India] Govt to study ill-effects of e-cigarettes: Minister

Health department will conduct study on e-cigarettes to find out their ill effects on Thursday. Health minister Kalicharan Saraf said that if it is found harmful in the study, directions will be issued to ban it in the state. He said that in the investiga
Times of India
added Apr 6, 2018 15:47
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[Asia, India] ‘QuitLine’ on cigarette packs helps quit smoking

Along with the QuitLine, a helpline number to quit smoking, the government has asked the tobacco manufactures to put two set of pictorial warnings.
Asian Age (in)
added Apr 6, 2018 14:03
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[Asia, India] Tobacco products to carry ‘Quitline’ number

Replacing the existing images on tobacco products, the Union Health Ministry has now released a new set of pictorial health warnings that are to be displayed on both sides of packets of cigarettes, bidis, and chewing tobacco with effect from September 1,
The Hindu Online (in)
added Apr 5, 2018 19:11
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[Asia, India] Quitline no, enhanced warnings on tobacco packs from Sept

me September, all products and cigarette packs will have a national toll-free number printed on them to assist users to quit, besides warnings, including enhanced pictorial images and text messages, covering 85 per cent of the packet area.
Times of India
added Apr 4, 2018 17:12
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[Asia, India] Setting A Wrong Example: Ajay Devgn SLAMMED BRUTALLY As He Posts Picture With Son Yug

Netizens slammed Ajay Devgn left & right for smoking next to his son and setting a wrong example. Many of his fans sounded upset and also schooled the actor to quit smoking.
Filmibeat
added Apr 4, 2018 16:56
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[Asia, India] Small Firm That Beat Bigger Company In Trademark Row, Sues Them For Cheating

In October 2016, the biggie group Supariwala Exports, filed a commercial lawsuit in the Bombay High Court alleging Saba's product had a similar name to their popular tobacco variant 'Awaz'. The HC gave an interim order for seizing the Fawaz tobacco. Prod
Mid-day.com (in)
added Mar 30, 2018 15:47
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[Asia, India] 85% pictorial warnings on tobacco products to continue till 31 August

Large pictorial warnings, taking up 85% of packets of tobacco products will continue till 31 August after the health ministry Tuesday extended the duration of existing health warnings, the tenure of which was to end on 31 March. The Union health ministry
livemint.com (in)
added Mar 30, 2018 00:13
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THOMAS: India can’t eliminate tuberculosis by 2025 without curbing smoking

Curbing smoking itself is also essential. But despite India’s sustained efforts, including mandatory graphic health warnings on product packages and a ban on cigarette advertisements, the habit pervades a considerable section of the population. Though th
Quartz
added Mar 26, 2018 14:37
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[Asia, India] HC ISSUES NOTICE TO BAN E-CIGARETTES

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday issued a notice to the Chandigarh administration, along with Punjab and Haryana, to ban e-cigarettes, which carry nicotine. While issuing the notice, the court also observed that the youth of today has been in
Times of India
added Mar 23, 2018 21:42
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