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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 Lanka] WHO confers 2013 Global Anti Tobacco award to Minister Sirisena

this year's award to Minister of Health Maithreepala Sirisena in recognition of the decision taken by the Minister to have warning signs about oral cancer in 80 percent of cigarette packets and steps being taken by him to eradicate smoking from Sri Lanka.
News.lk - Department of Government Information (lk)
added Sep 3, 2013 00:44
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[Sri Lanka] Smoking deaths to reach 40000 per year in SL-WHO

Sri Lanka will see a possible drastic increase in smoking related deaths in the next two decades if preventive measures are not taken, WHO officials said. Smoking related deaths could reach 40,000 per year in Sri Lanka in the next two decades, Health Se
Daily News (lk)
added Jul 28, 2013 20:54
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[Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka] Asian countries seek ban on smokeless forms of tobacco

Ten south Asian countries, including India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, proposed a ban on smokeless tobacco like areca nuts. A meeting between representatives of the countries was organized by India’s health ministry.
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Jul 28, 2013 10:08
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[Sri Lanka] Teens, the target of tobacco companies – Prof Carlo Fonseka

Organisations in the forefront of the anti-tobacco drive believe that tobacco is so deadly that all promotion of tobacco products should be outlawed. While stressing that teens are the prime target of tobacco advertising, they also called for comprehens
Daily News (lk)
added Jun 10, 2013 11:26
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] Supermarkets used to promote smoking

with pending cases regarding graphic pictorial on cigarette cartons to be heard before the Supreme Court soon, companies have opted less direct methods for advertising, especially by displaying them above the cashiers in supermarkets. “This easily catches
The Nation (lk)
added May 26, 2013 02:08
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] Tobacco company lures 110000 into smoking

Against a backdrop of delays in making pictorial health warnings on cigarette packs mandatory, almost 110, 000 new smokers have taken up smoking within the last five years, The Nation learns. Senior House Officer at the National Cancer Institute, Mahara
The Nation (lk)
added Apr 7, 2013 00:55
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[Sri Lanka] Pictorial warnings on cigarette packs have impacted positively -WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) while welcoming Sri Lanka’s initiative to include pictorial health warnings on tobacco packaging said studies carried out in countries where such regulations have been implemented show, this has helped increase public
Daily News (lk)
added Mar 30, 2013 18:22
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[Sri Lanka] Controversy over pictorial health warnings covering the front and back of the tobacco packs

The tobacco industry in Sri Lanka which is a monopoly of Sri Lanka has filed a court case against the decision of the Minister of Health. Currently there is a debate regarding the size of the warnings.
Asian Tribune
added Mar 26, 2013 14:59
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[Sri Lanka] Big decision on tobacco warnings this week

The National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (NATA) will go ahead with its decision to have pictorial warnings displayed on each pack of cigarettes covering 80 per cent of its front and back, The Island learns. The Supreme Court on Feb. 28, asked the N
The Island (lk)
added Mar 24, 2013 23:29
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