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Sri Lankan Court rejects tobacco company\'s stay order on pictorial warnings

Sri Lanka's Court of Appeals today refused to issue a stay order sought by the major cigarette company in the country Ceylon Tobacco Company (CTC) to stop the government from labeling cigarette packets with graphic warnings.
LankaPage.com
added Feb 25, 2013 11:31
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] PERERA: How cigarette advertisements weaken resolve against smoking

Topics discussed at the workshop included, the tobacco industry interference, Article 5.3 Guidelines and measures to counter tobacco industry interferences, assessing existing measures and gaps to counter such interferences in the country and monitoring
The Nation (lk)
added Sep 17, 2013 23:49
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Determinants of tobacco use among students aged 13-15 years in Nepal and Sri Lanka: Results from the Global Youth Tobacco Survey, 2007

comprehensive strategies as we proposed along with existing prevention programmes should be tightened to stop them from hazardous behaviours.
Health Education Journal
added Jan 11, 2013 08:08
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[Sri Lanka] Graphic cigarette pack labelling packs a punch

The National Cancer Institute recently paid a glowing tribute to Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena for obtaining government approval to cover 80 percent of tobacco packaging with Pictorial Health Warnings (PHW).
Daily News (lk)
added Dec 11, 2012 18:52
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[Sri Lanka] Committed to reduce smoking: Health Ministry

The Health Ministry said today that the government suffered a staggering loss of Rs.4 billion each year due to non-communicable diseases caused due to smoking and said the ministry was committed to reduce the habit of smoking.
Daily Mirror (lk)
added Nov 8, 2012 13:53
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] High taxes trigger an influx of illicit cigarettes

Over the last decade, total smoking has increased with declining cigarette volumes and growing beedi, while smuggled products have recorded an increase. Customs officials recently arrested three persons at the Colombo International Airport for attemptin
Sri Lanka Mirror (lk)
added Feb 15, 2017 14:47
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[Sri Lanka] Banning alcohol and cigarettes can even topple the government: President

stated that the government received a tax income of Rs. 600 million from alcohol and Rs.550 million from cigarettes separately. He also added that although he is willing to ban alcohol and cigarettes from the country it might perhaps topple the governm
Daily News (lk)
added Nov 16, 2015 20:11
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[Sri Lanka] Streamlined programme to arrest tobacco and alcohol use

The Health Ministry has declared this year as the Year of building a society free of tobacco and alcohol. Accordingly a Presidential Task Force will be set up next week to control tobacco and alcohol. Minister of Health Mr. Maithreepala Sirisena address
News.lk - Department of Government Information (lk)
added Jan 31, 2014 15:10
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[Sri Lanka] Asian Tribune Cigarette prices increased by another Rs 7 per cigarette

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake announced that the price of a cigarette have been increased by Rs 7 per cigarette with effect from midnight yesterday (3). There was a huge shortage of cigarettes reported from the market during the last few days in an
Asian Tribune
added Oct 5, 2016 16:57
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[Sri Lanka] Support proposal to increase tobacco tax to 90 percent

President Maithripala Sirisena said the Cabinet should approve early the proposal tabled by him to the Cabinet to increase the tax on tobacco products to 90 percent. The President requested all ministers and MPs not to take the responsibility of making
Daily News (lk)
added Sep 5, 2016 20:35
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