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[Asia] India steps up fight against Big Tobacco over health warnings

India's health ministry on Tuesday ordered government agencies to enforce a new rule for bigger health warnings on tobacco packets, stepping up a fight against the $10 billion cigarette industry that has shut down its factories in protest. The governmen
added Apr 5, 2016 15:01

[Asia, India] PMO backs health ministry on tobacco pictorial warning

With the Prime Minister's Office extending its full support, the health ministry has refused to blink even as tobacco product manufacturers continue to mount pressure on the government, seeking rollback of larger pictorial warnings covering 85 per cent of
Times of India
added Apr 5, 2016 14:21

[Asia] THE SHORT ANSWER Will Larger Health Warnings Deter India’s Smokers?

Here’s a look at what this means for India’s tobacco trade, and whether larger and more graphic warnings will actually help smokers kick the habit. First up – why have India’s cigarette makers shut production? Starting Friday, India’s government require
Wall Street Journal Blogs
added Apr 5, 2016 00:38

[Asia, India] Preparing to comply with govt rule on cigarette packs: Godfrey

Godfrey Phillips India Ltd today said it is preparing to comply with the new government rule of larger pictorial warnings on cigarette packs although it has suspended production for the domestic market. As per a Health Ministry notification that came into
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Apr 5, 2016 00:18

[Asia, India] Cigarette shortage: More pain for smokers?

cigarette distributors have nearly halved supply to retailers in anticipation of shortage, reports Priya Sheth quoting sources. Major cigarettes manufactures including ITC , Godfrey Phillip and VST have decided to shut all their factories and stop m / Television Eighteen (in)
added Apr 4, 2016 23:33

[Asia, India] Hike in cigarette prices no deterrent for city smokers

Shop owners have increased the price of cigarettes after ITC Limited, the country’s largest cigarette maker shut down its factories following the centre’s directives on modifying the pictorial warnings, but it has not deterred smokers in the city. A gove
The Hindu Online (in)
added Apr 4, 2016 23:26

[Asia, India] Tobacco auctions disrupted on 6 floors in Andhra Pradesh

the farmers were upset over the high rate of rejections and the low prices being offered by the companies. Auctions were disrupted at Ongole, Tanguturu, Kondepi, DC Palli, Kanigiri, Kaligiri and Jangareddigudem (2) floors as dissatisfied farmers boycotte
Business Line (The Hindu)
added Apr 4, 2016 23:01

[Asia, India] 'Suspension of cigar output will have no financial impact'

The Hyderabad-based VST Industries, which has suspended cigarette production in the wake of a government diktat on larger pictorial warnings, does not see any impact on its financial performance from the suspension. The company, which manufactures ciga
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Apr 4, 2016 23:00

Asia's No. 2 Cigarette Maker Drops After Closing India Factories

ITC Ltd., Asia’s second-largest cigarette maker by market value, declined from a four-month high after shutting Indian factories in protest against a new government rule mandating bigger health warnings on its packs. Shares in the company part-owned by B
Bloomberg News
added Apr 4, 2016 18:20

[Asia, India] ‘76% people start consuming tobacco out of curiosity’

People are aware of adverse effect of consuming tobacco but they continue to consume them, a recent study revealed. A study conducted by the doctors of Indore Cancer Foundation stated that due to habit of consuming tobacco, people risk their lives and con
Free Press Journal (in)
added Apr 4, 2016 18:02
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