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[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
Webindia(in)
added Sep 27, 2015 11:15
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[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
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[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
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[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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[Asia, India] National Forum for Tobacco Eradication slams participation of govt officials at Sustainable Summit

"We are extremely concerned that the summit on sustainability is being co-organized and sponsored by a leading tobacco company (ITC Pvt Ltd.). The summit also has participation by alcohol industry (SABMiller India)." The representation also says as signa
Times of India
added Sep 25, 2015 14:22
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[Asia, India] Tobacco products to carry larger pictorial warnings soon

Packs of all tobacco product may have to carry 80% pictorial warning starting April. The health ministry is likely to issue a notification by next month asking companies to implement larger pictorial warning on all tobacco packs starting April 1, 2016, so
Times of India
added Sep 25, 2015 08:02
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[Asia, India] Hike in VAT, ban on sale of loose cigarettes to negatively impact tobacco companies

India’s most populous state of Uttar Pradesh has decided to hike VAT on cigarettes and tobacco products. On cigarettes, it has been raised from 25% to 40% and on other tobacco products, it has been raised from 30% to 40%. PrintEmailSave
India Infoline.com
added Sep 24, 2015 18:26
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[Asia, India] 40% VAT HIKED ON ALL TOBACCO TYPES

There is bad news for smokers as cigarettes will cost more in UP as the state government has increased VAT on all kinds of tobacco, including cigar and ‘khaini’, up to 40 per cent besides imposing a ban on sale of loose cigarettes.
Daily Pioneer (in)
added Sep 23, 2015 15:27
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[Asia, India] 8 STATES JOIN HANDS TO STOP TOBACCO INDUSTRY INTERFERENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH POLICIES

To stop the interference of tobacco industry in the formulation and implementation of public health policies, as many as eight states...taken during a roundtable consultation on ‘Implementation of FCTC Article 5.3 – Stopping Tobacco Industry Interference
Daily Pioneer (in)
added Sep 23, 2015 15:26
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[Asia, India] Government labs to test tar, nicotine level in tobacco products

Cigarette and bidi manufacturers may soon have to declare tar and nicotine content on their packets, with government preparing to launch testing labs.
The Economic Times (India)
added Sep 22, 2015 16:21
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