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[Asia, Sri Lanka] Tobacco company lures 110000 into smoking

Against a backdrop of delays in making pictorial health warnings on cigarette packs mandatory, almost 110, 000 new smokers have taken up smoking within the last five years, The Nation learns. Senior House Officer at the National Cancer Institute, Mahara
The Nation (lk)
added Apr 7, 2013 00:55

[Asia, Sri Lanka] Ceylon Tobacco Company to produce and supply cigarettes without changes to its current packs

Ceylon Tobacco Company has challenged in the Court of Appeal, the Tobacco Products Regulations and the Court has reserved its order till 12th May and the Tobacco company has decided to the market as usual without any changes to its current packs.
Asian Tribune
added Feb 21, 2014 14:58

[Sri Lanka] Big decision on tobacco warnings this week

The National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (NATA) will go ahead with its decision to have pictorial warnings displayed on each pack of cigarettes covering 80 per cent of its front and back, The Island learns. The Supreme Court on Feb. 28, asked the N
The Island (lk)
added Mar 24, 2013 23:29

[Sri Lanka] Cigarettes to be banned by 2020

President Maithripala Sirisena has taken a decision to ban importation of cigarettes and tobacco to Sri Lanka 2020 onwards. As doctors we admire this decision a lot, Health Services Director General Dr. Palitha Mahipala stated. According to Dr. Mahiapa
Daily News (lk)
added Mar 15, 2016 22:03

[Sri Lanka] Govt. agrees to reduce size of pictorial warnings on packets of cigarettes

The Ceylon Tobacco Company Pvt. Limited had filed a Writ Application against a recent gazette notification published by the Minister of Health making it mandatory for pictorial warnings to cover 80% of the display areas of packets of tobacco products. Th
The Island (lk)
added Jan 30, 2014 23:37

[Sri Lanka] SC suspends tobacco pictorial warnings

The Supreme Court yesterday suspended, till January 22, 2014, the regulation ... The Supreme Court also granted the Ceylon Tobacco Co. Pvt. Limited, special leave to appeal to the Supreme Court against a Court of Appeal order which refused interim relief
The Island (lk)
added Sep 21, 2013 14:27

[Sri Lanka] Pictorial warnings on cigarette packs effective deterrent

Medical experts yesterday said, the worth of introducing picture-based warnings on cigarette packs in Sri Lanka could be measured in terms of lives saved in the future. While noting that at least 55 people die daily in Sri Lanka due to smoking related
Daily News (lk)
added Mar 18, 2013 04:59

[Sri Lanka] 6 pictorial warnings for Cigarette packets given to Tobaco Company.

Authority Chairman Dr. Palitha Abeykoon said these pictorial warnings have been endorsed by the World Health Organization, and they were sent to Tobacco Company on the Supreme Court order. The Appeal Court ordered Tobacco Company on the 12th of last May
Hiru News (lk)
added Oct 13, 2014 13:52

Sri Lankan court dismisses tobacco giant\'s appeal against government on pictorial warnings

The Court of Appeal dismissed the petition filed by the Ceylon Tobacco Company (CTC) challenging the government's special gazette notification on August 08, 2012 requiring the manufacturer to cover 80 percent of the surface of the cigarette packet with g
added May 12, 2014 10:07

[Sri Lanka] MANU: Packaged horror may go up in smoke

Both smoking and non-smoking members of Parliament crossed partisan borders this week and united to vote for the Government’s decision to plaster the face of cigarette packets with gruesome pictures ... For the smoker buying ‘loose’ the well-meaning ill
The Sunday TImes (lk)
added Feb 23, 2014 17:07
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