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[Asia, India] A Manifesto on How to Control Tobacco Use

Tamil Nadu People’s Forum for Tobacco Control (TNPFTC) released a manifesto... “Two videos of young children smoking has brought to light the way the tobacco industry runs. So we decided to bring a charter in the wake of the coming elections,” said S Cyri
New Indian Express (in)
added Nov 27, 2015 23:57
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[Asia, India] Kerala cracks whip against smoking in public places

There has been an over 85 per cent jump in action taken against those, who indulge in smoking at public places, according to the figures released by Kerala Police. "A total of 47,282 people were fined during the July-September quarter this year for viol
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Nov 27, 2015 15:24
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[Asia] Conflicts of interest in tobacco control in India: an exploratory study

Conflicts of interest are rampant in India and operate in many different ways. These conflicts can lead to negative consequences for tobacco control with far-reaching effects. Varied strategies using legal, administrative and legislative tools need to be
Tobacco Control
added Nov 27, 2015 09:33
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[Asia, India] Tobacco litter a potential threat

leaving the environment polluted, spreading diseases and possibly contaminating food, says a body of oncologists in Kolkata. Cigarette and bidi butts, along with chewing tobacco spits littered on streets, should be classified as toxic wastes, they have
Times of India
added Nov 25, 2015 16:57
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[India] ARCHIVE: Letter Voodoo cigarillos: bidis in disguise?

The distinction between a cigarillo and a cigarette has important legal and financial implications. Since the wrapper of a cigarillo contains tobacco, cigarillos are taxed at the same rate as small cigars. In 2002, the US federal tax rate for small cigar
Tobacco Control
added Nov 25, 2015 15:02
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[Asia, India] Farmers' body seeks CBI probe against anti-tobacco health activists, money trail

Accusing the anti-tobacco health activists of working with a hidden agenda of benefiting foreign tobacco growers and business syndicates, the FAIFA representatives said it was helping foreign companies dump illicit cigarettes into the domestic market, af
The Economic Times (India)
added Nov 24, 2015 00:09
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[Asia, India] DECLARE CIGARETTE AS TOXIC WASTE, NGO TELLS NGT

an NGO, ‘Doctors for You,’ has moved a petition in the NGT and asked the tribunal to direct the Centre to declare cigarette and bidi butts as “toxic waste”. Cigarettes have become a cause of serious concern for environmentalists. More than 100 billion ci
Daily Pioneer (in)
added Nov 23, 2015 14:31
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[India] Shocking footage shows child coughing and spluttering after being encouraged to smoke cigarette by adults who can be heard laughing and cheering as they watch on

The most shocking aspect of the video is that a child smoking appears to be some form of entertainment for those watching, who cheer and clap in the background. The video was shared on YouTube by Tamil Nadu People's Forum for Tobacco Control, who have c
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 20, 2015 22:28
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[Asia, India] Tamil Nadu man forces a 5-year old child to smoke beedi

Tamilnadu People's Forum for Tobacco Control (TNPFTC) received the video in the early hours of 17 Nov 2015 through the tobacco control complaint receiving mobile application called "Tobacco Monitor". The video shows an Adult forcing a child to smoke beed
merinews (in)
added Nov 20, 2015 18:00
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[Asia, India] Smoking dads can pass cancer genes to kids

Research conducted at AIIMS has showed that men who smoke or consume tobacco in other forms are more likely to father children suffering from cancer. This is so because microelements present in smoke cause oxidative stress that affects the genetic integr
Times of India
added Nov 16, 2015 22:10
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