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[Asia, India] Maha govt's campaign against secondhand smoke affecting children's health receives WLF applause

World Lung Foundation (WLF) today complimented the government of Maharashtra on a new mass media campaign, which warns people about the deadly effects of secondhand smoke (SHS) on children. The campaign, “Tobacco Is Eating Your Baby Alive,” uses graphic
Pharmabiz.com (in)
added Dec 9, 2015 14:10
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[Asia, Australia, India] International parliamentarians and doctors highlight warnings on tobacco packs

Parliamentarians from India and Australia met along with renowned Indian doctors to discuss the importance of larger pictorial health warnings in India and steps recommended to move towards plain packaging of tobacco products.
New Kerala.com (in)
added Dec 9, 2015 13:58
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[Asia, India] e-cigarettes classified as drug

Electronic cigarettes come under the classification of drugs and hence necessary permission must be sought by the manufacturer under Drug and Cosmetics Act for its sale, the State government has informed the Madras High Court. Tamil Nadu Directorate of
The Hindu Online (in)
added Dec 7, 2015 22:43
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[Asia] Tobacco Companies Drag Down Indian Stocks on Proposed Sin Levy

India’s benchmark stock index fell to a three-week low as cigarette makers declined on concern they will be taxed higher than the proposed national sales tax. ITC Ltd., the largest tobacco company with the fourth-highest weighting on the S&P BSE Sensex in
Bloomberg News
added Dec 7, 2015 21:30
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[Asia, India] Nicotine Replacement Therapy not effective, E-cigarettes as harmful as cigarettes

E Cigarettes contain high amount of nicotine and they are becoming very popular. Therefore, E cigarettes should be banned all over India just like the states of Maharashtra and Punjab have done it. All NRT products must carry appropriate warning to share
The Health Site (in)
added Dec 7, 2015 21:19
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[Asia, India] Cigarette stocks hit hard on GST panel suggestion; ITC down nearly 7% intraday

After GST panel suggested 40% tax rate for demerit goods like pan masala and tobacco, stocks of cigarette companies witnessed a heavy fall. BSE headquarters in Mumbai BSE headquarters in Mumbai RNA Cigarette stocks witnessed heavy selling pressure on Mo
DNA India (in)
added Dec 7, 2015 20:44
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[Asia, India] HP health minister admits pressure from tobacco industry to reduce VAT

Thakur said that there was pressure from the industry to roll back VAT on tobacco products but state government did not succumb to it. Similarly, he said, the state government recently imposed ban on sale of single cigarettes, which was a public health
Times of India
added Dec 7, 2015 15:55
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[Asia] Bidis: The Hand-Rolled Cigarettes That Keep More Than Four Million Indians Employed

Smoking in public places is illegal in India. Still, the prevalence of bidis is staggering. One 2010 survey estimated that while on average a daily cigarette smoker in India — and there are more than 100 million smokers in the nation — goes through 6.2 c
Bloomberg News
added Dec 7, 2015 15:50
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[Asia] India exploring markets for tobacco exports: Minister

To find new markets for tobacco exports, the Commerce Ministry has asked the External Affairs Ministry to issue instructions to Indian Embassies for exploring opportunities in those countries. The government explores new markets on a continuous basis f
Business Standard (in)
added Dec 2, 2015 19:27
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[Asia] India's Another Step Towards Plain Packaging Of Cigarettes And Tobacco Products-An Overview Of The Legislations Present

The Constitutional mandate flowing from the above article lead to the enactment of first legislation that dealt with smoking in India which was Cigarettes (Regulation of Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, 1975. The 1975 Act mandated the tobacco in
Mondaq
added Dec 2, 2015 19:13
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