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[Asia, Nepal] Tobacco control strategy launched

The strategy focuses on strengthening execution of existing plans and policies, utilising tax to finance development innovations, strictly enforcing legal provisions for tobacco control, creating supportive environment for tobacco-free generation and
The Himalayan Times (np)
added Jan 14, 2018 03:20
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[Asia, Nepal] Government launches Tobacco Control Convention Strategy

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Health has launched the Tobacco Products Control Convention Strategy-2030 with the objective of reducing the tobacco consumption in the long term.
The Himalayan Times (np)
added Jan 12, 2018 14:00
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[Asia, Nepal] CHAPAGAI: Where there’s smoke / Plain packaging is expected to limit and reduce the attractiveness of cigarettes

in order to implement plain packaging and make Nepal a tobacco-free country, the government should start work to prepare a policy. The government can provide cash incentives and agricultural inputs to tobacco farmers to encourage them to switch to growing
Kathmandu Post (np)
added Jul 26, 2017 19:29
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[Asia, Nepal] Local representatives barred from smoking, getting drunk during duty hours

The local level office-bearers’ code of ethics developed by the Ministry of Federal Affairs has prohibited elected representatives from getting drunk or consuming tobacco products, including gutkha and betel leaf, at office or while on duty.
The Himalayan Times (np)
added Jun 19, 2017 20:29
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[Nepal] Tobacco imports on the rise

Import of tobacco has increased by nearly 49 percent in the current fiscal year compared to figures of Fiscal Year 2015/16. Tobacco is a key raw material for tobacco products like cigarette, packaged chewing tobacco and gutkha.
Republica (np)
added Jun 10, 2017 21:35
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[Asia, Nepal] Health warning messages to get full space in tobacco products packaging from 2018

Addressing the 'South Asian leadership training for the control of tobacco products' in the Capital on Monday, Minister for Health Gagan Kumar Thapa said the Nepal government aimed to build a tobacco-free generation by 2030 AD and believed that giving a
Kathmandu Post (np)
added May 9, 2017 20:14
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[Asia, Nepal] Plain packaging on the cards for tobacco products

The plain packaging requires removal of all branding--colour, imagery, corporate logos and trademark--and manufacturers have to print only the brand name in a mandated size, font and place on the packet, in addition to health warnings. Once it comes int
Kathmandu Post (np)
added May 9, 2017 15:56
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[Asia, Nepal] Provision requiring license to sell tobacco products comes into force from today

The government has enforced the provision of acquiring a license to sell tobacco and tobacco products from Tuesday. With this, sale of tobacco products will be allowed only from license-holding outlets.
Kathmandu Post (np)
added Mar 14, 2017 14:37
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[Nepal] ‘Air pollution killing double of what tobacco kills in Kathmandu’

In Nepal, the number of deaths caused by air pollution -indoor and outdoor- is 30,000 a year. This is twice as much as the number of deaths caused by tobacco. Tobacco kills 16,000 people in Kathmandu.
Republica (np)
added Feb 6, 2017 15:05
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[Asia, Nepal] Licence must for tobacco business from mid-March

A Cabinet meeting, on Thursday, passed the proposal of the Ministry of Health to allow only authorised licence holders to sell tobacco products from mid-March. This means that no vendor or trader will be allowed to sell tobacco products without obtaining
The Himalayan Times (np)
added Mar 14, 2017 14:38
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