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[Asia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan] The Heart Disease Conundrum

SOUTH ASIANS today account for more than half of the world’s cardiac patients...Known as the Framingham Heart Study, it is perhaps the most influential investigation in the history of modern medicine... The initial outlay was modest: about $94,000, mostly
New York Times
added Nov 29, 2015 05:13

[Asia, Pakistan] Deconstructing big tobacco

tobacco not only earns forex but contributes the most to Pakistan’s excise tax base. Unfortunately, there are two main problems that have capped the growth of this industry – illegal cigarettes and lack of agricultural credit.
(Karachi, Pakistan) Business Recorder (pk)
added Nov 24, 2015 04:02

[Asia, Pakistan] 141 employees of cigarette firm to be sacked in Swabi, Charsadda

Citing illicit cigarette trade in the country, the Philip Morris (Pakistan) Limited on Sunday announced that 141 of its employees were being laid off from its leaf purchasing and processing operations.
The News (pk)
added Nov 23, 2015 15:23

[Asia, Pakistan] After closing plant Philip Morris now fires 141 employees

had shut its cigarette manufacturing plants in the country in Feb this year, has fired its 141 employees from Purchasing and Processing Departments mainly due to increasing cost in Pakistan...with high taxes, it was not possible for the company to compete
The Nation (pk)
added Nov 23, 2015 02:49

[Asia, Pakistan] ‘Tobacco retailers have to obtain licences within a week’

issued notices to over 900 tobacco retailers in the capital on Tuesday, asking them to get their licenses within one week of receiving the notices. Under the Tobacco Vendors Act (TVA) passed in 1958, all tobacco retailers had to be licensed before they c
DAWN Group of Newspapers (pk)
added Nov 11, 2015 17:03

[Pakistan] Rs300 billion goes up in smoke every year

Manufacturers have declared capacity to produce an estimated 65 billion cigarettes per annum, but State Bank’s recently published investigative papers showed that the processing capacity of the manufacturers actually is 123bn. The production is understat
Pakistan Post (pk)
added Nov 7, 2015 03:07

[Asia, Pakistan] Media drive launched to highlight harms of tobacco

First national anti-tobacco mass media campaign to focus on the health harms of tobacco was launched yesterday. The campaign features a Public Service Announcement (PSA) called “Tobacco Is Hollowing You Out,” that graphically highlights the many harmful
The Nation (pk)
added Nov 1, 2015 08:16

[Asia, Pakistan] ADIL: Blocking tobacco control

Those who are blocking implementation of the Framework Convention for Tobacco Control are doing a great disservice to the people of this country. The state must fulfil its international commitments for the sake of its own people’s good health.
The News (pk)
added Oct 21, 2015 14:37

[Asia, Pakistan] Tax-free cigarettes for rulers

While the manufacturers of the low brands are evading taxes by retailing at the prices below than that printed on the packets, the rulers are causing loss to revenue by enjoying federal excise duty exemption on the cigarettes consumed by them, their frie
The News (pk)
added Oct 8, 2015 11:14

[Pakistan] Enlarged health warning on cigarette packs delayed again

The fifth extension given by the Ministry of National Health Services to the tobacco industry to increase the size of pictorial health warning on cigarette packets has drawn a lot of flak from civil society and the health circles. However, Minister for H
DAWN Group of Newspapers (pk)
added Oct 5, 2015 10:28
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