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[Sri Lanka] Tobacco cultivation will be halted by 2020 – Rajitha

Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Rajitha Senaratne stated a concerted effort is being rendered by the government to curb smoking within Sri Lanka and that he will ensure that the cultivation of tobacco will be halted within the count
Ada Derana (lk)
added Sep 12, 2017 04:25
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] Govt.’s war on tobacco increases smuggling of cigarettes and beedi consumption

increasing the prices of cigarettes has caused proliferation of illicit cigarettes smuggled from nearby countries and the consumption of beedi among low income groups. The beedi industry is under-regulated and therefore under-priced, says the latest ann
The Island (lk)
added Sep 12, 2017 04:21
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] Betel tobacco ban: Campaigners tell youths to spit out deadly mouthful

The ban on the age old practice of chewing betel came under heavy criticism by the public citing the double standards adopted by the government, which would not prohibit tobacco smoking. Last week, the government banned smokeless tobacco through a gazet
The Sunday TImes (lk)
added Aug 5, 2017 22:39
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] RODRIGO: Curbing consumption and ‘big tobacco’ lobbies

plain packaging has not led to statistically-significant reductions in smoking. Youth smoking has not been reduced, and organised crime has an ample opportunity to undermine democratic countries and the rule of law. The saddest consequence is that if trad
Ceylon Today (lk)
added Mar 15, 2017 23:41
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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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[Sri Lanka] The tobacco farmers of Galewela

Galewela, a small town in the Matale District with a population close to 70,000, shows the other side of the tobacco debate. Galewela farmers, who would otherwise be left to poverty, are beating the sow-debt cycle that grinds down other farmers with th
Daily FT (lk)
added Oct 11, 2016 20:53
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] Religious leaders have called for the urgent implementation of pictorial health warnings on cigarette packets

Religious leaders belonging to all communities in Sri Lanka have called for urgent implementation of pictorial health warnings on cigarette packets with a coverage of maximum 80 percent on cigarette packets, without any further delay.
Asian Tribune
added Sep 17, 2013 23:45
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[Asia] Sri Lanka's Buddhist prelates push for anti-tobacco warnings to be placed on cigarette packets

The four Buddhist Chief Prelates (Mahanayake theros) in Sri Lanka have called on the government to introduce regulations to place anti-tobacco warnings in cigarette packets. Issuing a statement, the prelates have said that the relevant multinational comp
LankaPage.com
added Sep 14, 2013 08:57
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Sri Lankans spend 10 times of poverty alleviation funds for smoking, says Minister

Sri Lanka Minister of Power and Energy Patali Champika Ranawaka says the poverty cannot be eradicated in the country as long as people waste money for alcohol, smoking and drugs.
LankaPage.com
added Dec 26, 2012 01:02
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