Headlines Tagged with Sri Lanka — 358 headlines found
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
Sep 6, 2016 Sunday Leader (lk)
added Sep 6, 2016 21:53
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.
Jul 9, 2015 Deccan Herald (in)
added Jul 10, 2015 11:15
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
Dec 28, 2014 The Nation (lk)
added Dec 28, 2014 17:43
[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
Dec 3, 2014 Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (lk)
added Dec 3, 2014 20:57
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
Jul 22, 2012 Sunday Observer (lk)
added Jul 23, 2012 10:16
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.
Jun 20, 2017 Daily Mirror (lk)
added Jun 20, 2017 10:08
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
Nov 13, 2016 The Island (lk)
added Nov 14, 2016 14:43
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.
Nov 6, 2016 ANI (in)
added Nov 6, 2016 17:02
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.
Nov 11, 2014 Daily Mirror (lk)
added Nov 10, 2014 21:48
[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
Oct 3, 2017 Bloomberg News
added Oct 4, 2017 01:20