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[Sri Lanka] Fighting tobacco industry interference

Tobacco: It is not just another industry!
Daily News (lk)
added May 31, 2012 11:54
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[Asia] Sri Lanka to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes, tobacco products

as a result of the direct and indirect harm caused by the use of tobacco, it has been estimated that the death toll in Sri Lanka annually exceeds 25,000. The programs implemented for the prevention of the use of tobacco and alcohol throughout the past ha
LankaPage.com
added Apr 15, 2018 16:24
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[Sri Lanka] Attempt To Block Cigarette Price Hike

An attempt is being made to block a move to increase the price of cigarettes, sources said. Sources said that some Ministers are being influenced to prevent a price hike on cigarettes. However, when contacted by The Sunday Leader, Health Minister, Dr. Raj
Sunday Leader (lk)
added Sep 6, 2016 21:53
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[Asia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka] Neighbours outdo India in tobacco control, says WHO

Three of India’s next door neighbours — Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka — adopted better tobacco control strategies to curb deaths caused by tobacco, according to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) report released on Tuesday.
Deccan Herald (in)
added Jul 10, 2015 11:15
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] Prof. Carlo urges to expand the smoking ban

Currently smoking ban is limited to ‘enclosed public areas’. Prof Fonseka suggests that the President should extend it to ‘all public areas’, and take a step forward to protect non-smoking people of this country, especially the vulnerable groups – women
The Nation (lk)
added Dec 28, 2014 17:43
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] The Ministry of Health says tobacco-related illnesses are responsible for more than 20,000 deaths annually.

Ministry statistics predicts the figure could increase further in the coming years. Non Communicable diseases account for 71 percent of total deaths of the island nation; smoking is a major cause of NCDs. Tobacco products cigars, Beedis, etc are popular
Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (lk)
added Dec 3, 2014 20:57
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[Sri Lanka] Pictorial warnings on cigarette packs - Govt's decision hailed

National Cancer Hospital (NCH), Medical Officer Dr. Samadhi Rajapaksa yesterday hailed the Government's reassurance of printing 'Pictorial Health Warnings' on cigarette packets to discourage Sri Lankans from smoking cigarettes and to save around 20,000 p
Sunday Observer (lk)
added Jul 23, 2012 10:16
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[Asia] Plain Packaging on cigarette packets in Sri Lanka?

The Cabinet of Sri Lanka has approved a proposal submitted by the Minister of Health, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne to introduce plain packaging on tobacco products, says Minister of Health. According to the WHO-Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), t
Asian Tribune
added Apr 17, 2018 20:18
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[Sri Lanka] Asia's Most Profitable Cigarette Maker Faces Cheap Cigar Flood

[BAT]’s unit in Sri Lanka says it’s poised to lose its dominant position in the market to leaf-rolled cigars made by small local rivals. Ceylon Tobacco Co.’s profit margin will continue to narrow as an increase in levies on cigarettes prompts some smoker
Bloomberg News
added Oct 4, 2017 01:20
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[Asia] Belgian cigar manufacturer J Cortés moves factory from Ireland to Sri Lanka

The century old Belgian cigar manufacturer J. Cortés is closing the cigar factory in Ballaghaderreen, Ireland in the next six months and moving its operations to Sri Lanka. J. Cortés acquired the Exclusive Cigar Manufacturing Ireland plant, a family ciga
LankaPage.com
added Apr 15, 2017 19:42
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