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[Asia, India] NGT Notice to Centre on Plea Seeking Ban on Tobacco

A plea by a doctors' body seeking prohibition on consumption of tobacco in all public places and their proper disposal, prompted the National Green Tribunal today to seek a response from the government on the issue. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Just
New Indian Express (in)
added Sep 28, 2015 18:08

[Asia, India] Bigger Pictorial Warnings on Tobacco Products From April Next: Government

A notification to this effect was issued today by the Health Ministry saying that all tobacco products will carry warnings covering 85 per cent of the package area from April 1 next year, up from 40 per cent at present. This came a day before a hearing o
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Sep 28, 2015 17:50

[Asia, India] Kerala smokers spend Rs.226 crore on heart ailments

The report is based on a one-year study on 'Economic Burden of Tobacco Related Diseases in India' conducted by the Public Health Foundation of India with support from the union ministry of health and family welfare, and the World Health Organization.
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Sep 28, 2015 17:48

[Asia, India] Jagan to stage dharna on Sept 30 for tobacco farmers

YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will console the families of tobacco farmers who committed suicide and will hold a dharna in Prakasam district seeking better deal for the farmers in distress. 'Our Party President will hold a dharna at the Tanguturu Tobacco Auction
Sakshipost (in)
added Sep 28, 2015 17:39

[Asia, India] 'COTPA 2003: Smokers in public places will be fined Rs 200'

As per the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) 2003, smoking in public places is banned and those who violate the law will be slapped a fine of Rs 200, said additional deputy commissioner Sathish Kumar.
Deccan Herald (in)
added Sep 28, 2015 17:36

[Asia, India] Greed lands tobacco farmers in trouble

e greed of farmers to produce more tobacco without authorisation and inability of the Tobacco Board to educate farmers to limit the cultivation are the reasons for the deaths of tobacco farmers. The decision of the government to offer Rs 20 extra for ea
The Hans India (in)
added Sep 28, 2015 12:45

[Asia, India] Plight of tobacco farmers extremely grave: grower associations

Calling for an immediate policy correction two leading tobacco growers associations have described the plight of tobacco farmers in the state as ''extremely grave''. Describing the policy focus as one sided, blindly aping the recommendations of the West
added Sep 27, 2015 11:15

[Asia, India] 'Keep out of review panel MPs with interest in tobacco industry'

The Advocacy Forum for Tobacco Control has written to the Lok Sabha Speaker highlighting how the term of committee on reviewing tobacco control policies has been extended for another year, but no members were changed, including beedi baron Shyam Charan
The Hindu Online (in)
added Sep 26, 2015 23:26

[Asia, India] Ban on loose cigarettes not executable, say sellers

With the state government ordering the steepest hike in value added tax (VAT) on the sale of cigarettes -- from the initial 25% to 40% -- and banning sale of loose cigarettes, authorities and cigarette sellers across the city say the ban cannot be impleme
Times of India
added Sep 26, 2015 23:24

[Asia, India] Bidi baron in panel irks anti-tobacco coalition: 67 organisations write to Speakers of both Houses

In the backdrop of recent reconstitution of the parliamentary committee reviewing tobacco control policies in India, 67 member organisations under the Advocacy Forum for Tobacco Control have written to the Speakers of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha and po
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 26, 2015 20:01
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