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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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[Sri Lanka] Pictorial warnings on cigarette packs effective deterrent

Medical experts yesterday said, the worth of introducing picture-based warnings on cigarette packs in Sri Lanka could be measured in terms of lives saved in the future. While noting that at least 55 people die daily in Sri Lanka due to smoking related
Daily News (lk)
added Mar 18, 2013 04:59
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[Sri Lanka] Pictorial warnings on cigarette packs: Bigger the Better

Commenting on efforts to introduce pictorial health warnings on cigarette packs, experts said yesterday the effectiveness will depend upon the size and the position of the warning message. Cancer Care Association president and National Cancer Hospital me
Daily News (lk)
added Mar 12, 2013 06:47
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Sri Lanka JKH chief to head tobacco firm

Susasntha Ratnayake, chairman of Sri Lanka's John Keells Holdings will take chair the board of Ceylon Tobacco Company, a unit of British American Tobacco.
Lanka Business Online (lk)
added Mar 6, 2013 07:53
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