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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, Sri Lanka] The dwindling tobacco industry Tobacco, no more

The Daily Mirror spoke to the CEO of Alcohol and Drug Information Center (ADIC) Pubudu Sumanasekera on the hazards of smoking and the use of tobacco and the myths and misconceptions involved with the tobacco industry.
Daily Mirror (lk)
added Jun 20, 2017 10:08
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[Asia, India, Sri Lanka] COP7 seeks more muscle to curb the global tobacco epidemic

Bringing the much discussed topic of illicit trade of tobacco products under the spotlight, the President urged more parties to ratify the convention so that it can become law. Drawing attention to the equally pressing concern on ‘smokeless tobacco’ bot
The Island (lk)
added Nov 14, 2016 14:43
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] Lankan President to arrive in India today for global anti-tobacco conference

Sri Lankan President, who served as the Minister of Health during the previous government, is a strong advocate of tobacco control and successfully implemented laws to display pictorial warnings up to 80 percent on both sides of cigarette packets.
ANI (in)
added Nov 6, 2016 17:02
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[India, Sri Lanka] PERERA: Third world’s unceasing struggle with Transnational Tobacco Mafia

In July 1992, both Philip Morris and BAT, the US tobacco giants gets their first indication that the news had leaked to UK newspapers that Margaret Thatcher had become their consultant and appoint political trouble shooters the task of creating counter.
Daily Mirror (lk)
added Nov 10, 2014 21:48
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC says excise tax drop

The Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC) says that its contribution to Government revenue, through excise tax fell to Rs. 87.4 billion during the year ending 31st December 2016.
The Sunday TImes (lk)
added Mar 5, 2017 01:16
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] CTC TO SHUT DOWN TWO LEAF DEPOTS

The 100-year-old Ceylon Tobacco Company will be closing down two of its leaf depots as the company faces difficulties due to the steep increase in cigarette prices which drastically reduced consumption. The company issuing a statement said that in the f
Ceylon Today (lk)
added Jan 31, 2017 17:30
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