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[Asia] Tobacco warning must on 85% pack area, WHO tells India

With the government dragging its feet on implementing harsher anti-tobacco warnings on packages, the WHO has urged the Ministry of Health to roll its earlier decision to cover 85% pack area with stricter warnings.
Chandigarh Tribune (in)
added May 4, 2015 19:37

[Asia, India] Government to set up labs to test tobacco contents and emissions

Government will set up an apex tobacco research lab and four other regional labs to test the the contents and emissions of various tobacco products like cigarettes and bidis and set a limit to the toxic chemicals in them. "The aim is to evaluate both sm
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added May 4, 2015 16:20

[Asia] Smoking kills — in India too

Even after taking into account all these differences, we find that smokers have a higher death rate than non-smokers. Among men, daily smokers are 1.14 times as likely to die between the two interviews as the non-smokers and occasional smokers. Lest this
The Hindu Online (in)
added May 4, 2015 12:39

[Asia, India] Why hookah is as bad as cigarettes

For quite a few years, hookahs have been gaining popularity in India with hookah bars sprouting everywhere and even nightclubs offering it. And though there have been sporadic government crackdowns, hookahs continue to be in fashion, mainly because of th
Asian Age (in)
added May 4, 2015 08:22

[Asia, India] Finance ministry may be urged to shun meet funded by tobacco companies

Faced with opposition from public health activists, the health ministry is set to intervene and may soon urge the finance ministry to distance itself from an upcoming international conference in New Delhi, being co-organised by a consortium funded by seve
Times of India
added May 1, 2015 07:06

[Asia, India] MoS, bureaucrats on guest list of tax meet funded by tobacco giants

NDA government has once more run afoul of health activists over a tax conference that is being co-organised by a consortium funded by several transnational tobacco companies. The 12th Annual Asia Pacific Tax Forum, which will be held in Delhi from May
Indian Express
added Apr 29, 2015 06:20

[Asia, India] Rusan Healthcare launches nicotine replacement therapy for tobacco de-addiction

2baconil patches is a new form of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT), now available in India to the doctors and patients seeking treatment for tobacco de-addiction. According to a study done by Global Adults Tobacco Survey (GATS), 60 per cent of Indian (in)
added Apr 28, 2015 13:14

[Asia, India] Pix: Varun Dhawan launches an anti-tobacco film

Bollywood star Varun Dhawan launched ‘Be Smart. Don't Start’ -- an anti-tobacco short film -- in Mumbai. Varun Dhawan interacted with the media and said: “I think only a fool would say that smoking is good for you. We all know how harmful it is. I have (India Express) (in)
added Apr 28, 2015 00:01

[Asia, France, USA] LAWSON: What India's Swachh Bharat campaign can learn from French smokers

So why did I just write this long story about culture and smoking in France and Canada, for a publication based in India? The simple point that culture can matter for behaviour and health outcomes is an important one (in)
added Apr 27, 2015 11:28

[Asia, India] Govt rebuts 2 BJP members' remarks on tobacco-cancer linkage

"There is a direct relation between the consumption of tobacco and cancer... The ministry is consistent and crystal clear in its efforts to reduce tobacco consumption. We will go ahead once the panel submits its report," Nadda said.
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Apr 25, 2015 21:16
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