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[Asia] Why is India Ignoring its Smoking-Led Health Crisis?

Over the last 19 years, taxes on cigarettes in India have risen 1,606 percent. That isn't quite enough and the six-tier tax structure is so complex - based on stick lengths and filters - that companies manipulate it with relative ease to keep demand inta
New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) (in)
added Sep 2, 2015 15:20

[Asia, India] Rotary organizes “Dr Madan Kapre's horror show” about ill-effects of tobacco

Rotary Club of Nagpur South organized a programme to create awareness about the ill-effects of consumption of tobacco, kharra, gutkha, supari (betel nut) for teachers of Eklavya Ekal Vidyalaya. Dr Madan Kapre, a senior ENT surgeon of city working against
Times of India
added Aug 31, 2015 20:48

[Asia, China] How increased excise duty on cigarettes has made the Indian market vulnerable for Chinese brands

According to Euromonitor International data, India's share of illicit cigarettes was 19 per cent in 2014, up from 12 per cent in 2006. Only 12 per cent of tobacco consumption is in the form of duty-paid cigarettes, with the rest accounted for by lightly
The Economic Times (India)
added Aug 31, 2015 19:47

[Asia, India] Delhi government fines institutes for violating tobacco control act, collects Rs 82,000

The Delhi government today issued challans to several educational institutions for allegedly not following rules under the Tobacco Control Act, and collected a fine amount of Rs 82,000 from south-west district alone. The state and district tobacco contr
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Aug 31, 2015 12:10

[Asia] Can prohibition work? The case of India’s smokeless tobacco ban

India is proving that prohibition can have a place in public health. Gutka, an industrially manufactured smokeless tobacco product has now been banned in the majority of the country, with encouraging results.... Spurred by attractive packaging in single-d
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Aug 27, 2015 13:24

[Asia] India has highest number of smokeless tobacco deaths, finds new study

India accounts for nearly three- fourths of over a quarter million deaths worldwide caused by smokeless tobacco while millions more have their lives shortened due to its ill health effects, a new study has found. "Nearly 85% of the total burden attribut
DNA India (in)
added Aug 25, 2015 20:06

[Asia] 75 per cent of cigarettes sold loose in India, says study

The sale of single cigarettes, which is not in the interest of public health, is an important factor for early experimentation, initiation and persistence of tobacco use... The study was conducted under the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lun
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Aug 24, 2015 07:43

[Asia] Sacks of unread letters hold up India's fight against tobacco

more than 100,000 unread messages from members of the public overwhelm officials...suspect the letter-writing campaign was orchestrated by the tobacco industry to hold up the process. "It appears to be an organised campaign as a lot of letters were photoc
added Aug 19, 2015 13:10

[Austria, India] Katrina Kaif helps Ranbir Kapoor quit smoking!

Ranbir Kapoor was at a health spa in Austria recently, at girlfriend Katrina Kaif’s insistence, for a treatment that has made him stop smoking...The duo went to The Original FX Mayr Health Center in Austria, which helps people kick nicotine addiction.
Bollywood Life (in)
added Aug 18, 2015 15:20

[Asia, India] 5 popular chain smokers of Bollywood

While some take smoking as fashion, others take it as a style quotient of the tinsel town. But there are many, who sincerely want to let go the tendency but are not able to and are addicted to this life-threatening habit. Here is the list of top five B
newsx (in)
added Aug 11, 2015 11:48
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