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[Asia, India] Call to govt to junk beedi baron's tips

New Delhi, April 3: The presence of an MP with financial interests in the tobacco industry on a parliamentary panel examining tobacco regulations is unethical and unacceptable, a Supreme Court lawyer said today.
The Telegraph (Calcutta) (in)
added Apr 4, 2015 13:21
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[Asia, India] '60 Cigarettes a Day Didn't Kill Someone I Know': Another BJP Lawmaker Defends Tobacco

"I know two elderly people who drank a bottle of alcohol and smoked 60 cigarettes every day..." Mr Sarmah, 60, has become the third parliamentarian in as many days from the ruling BJP to side with the tobacco industry.
New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) (in)
added Apr 3, 2015 23:19
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[Asia] VIDEO: 'No Proof That Tobacco Causes Cancer': MPs Make India a Laughing Stock

more MPs from the BJP and the Congress come out and say there is no proof of a link between tobacco and cancer, while a beedi baron sits on a Parliamentary panel that wants the government to be kind to the beedi industry. Have these MPs make India a laugh
New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) (in)
added Apr 3, 2015 23:16
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[India] AHMAD: WHIPLASH: There is no proof that smoking kills

How is it that the poor who often have little access to food and water, always seem to have access to tobacco and bidis?...If we were as efficient about distributing food and water etc. as we were about bidis everyone would be happy. Except the tobacco i
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 3, 2015 22:34
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[Asia] MURUKULTA: Tobacco, not graphic warnings, harms India's people and economy

industry spreads misinformation downplaying the connection between tobacco and ill health in India and linking tobacco control to economic harm from livelihoods that could be lost. Conveniently, the industry’s arguments fail to acknowledge the terrible ec
Scroll.in (in)
added Apr 2, 2015 18:07
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[Asia, India] 'Implement large graphic health warnings on tobacco packs'

World Lung Foundation and the doctor who was with Sunita Tomar in her final hours today appealed to the government to implement large graphic health warnings on tobacco packs without delay, saying it will be a fitting tribute to the brave woman, who died
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Apr 2, 2015 18:07
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[Asia, India] Govt bows to tobacco lobby, puts off warnings on packs

The panel asked the ministry to defer the notification on pack warnings, demanding consultations with tobacco industry workers whose livelihoods, it said, the warnings would harm. The committee’s final report is in the works. Even as civil society today
Chandigarh Tribune (in)
added Apr 2, 2015 18:06
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[Asia] SHARMA: One million tobacco deaths in India every year, yet politicians in denial

Quitting tobacco use has immediate and long-term benefits, with former smokers have the same health risks as non-smokers 15 years after quitting. Now that we all know, doing something with the information is the tough part.
Hindustan Times (in)
added Apr 2, 2015 18:06
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[Asia, India, UK, USA] Thank you for smoking: A brief history of tobacco warning labels

The Indian health ministry's attempts at issuing warning labels on tobacco products is eerily similar to how the US and the UK began doing the same
livemint.com (in)
added Apr 2, 2015 18:05
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[Asia, India, USA] KOTHARI/RAVI: Conflicts of interest between government and tobacco industry is bad

The tobacco industry’s influence on scientific research as well as government regulation and policy is an important part of the tobacco story.... The recent pack warnings debacle is a stark example of the vested interests of the tobacco industry coming i
The Economic Times (India)
added Apr 2, 2015 17:44
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