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[Asia] Sri Lanka government spends SLR 72 billion yearly for those suffering from diseases caused by tobacco smoking

Dr. Samantha Kumara Kithalawaarachchi, the Director to His Excellency, the President of Sri Lanka, Presidential Secretariat, spoke about the current situation in regard to tobacco taxation in Sri Lanka.
Asian Tribune
added Sep 28, 2017 17:43
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[Asia] Sri Lanka to receive new international support on tobacco control

Through the “FCTC 2030” project, Sri Lanka will receive assistance to undertake a government-wide programme of work to strengthen tobacco control. The project, to run for five-years, will bring international support to Sri Lanka from the WHO FCTC Secreta
Colombo Gazette (lk)
added Sep 28, 2017 16:00
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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] Rajitha claims drug & tobacco lobbies conspiring against him

previous governments did not permit the then health ministers to act against tobacco companies exploiting our people. Our battle against tobacco would never end and we are not afraid of the pharmaceutical and tobacco mafia. I know that they are behind th
The Island (lk)
added Aug 28, 2017 03:11
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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] WICKRAMASINGHE: World tobacco outlook and Sri Lankan experience

One size does not fit all. Sri Lanka was reportedly considering further extensions to its existing ban on public space smoking to private hotels and establishments, sales bans in proximity to areas patronized by minors – but what real purpose do these ser
Daily Mirror (lk)
added Jul 24, 2017 21:34
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New wiki site to unmask dealings of tobacco industry in Sri Lanka

A major new online project, TobaccoUnmasked, designed to reveal the activities and influences of the tobacco industry on public health policy, has been launched in Sri Lanka on the back of the success of TobaccoTactics – an initiative first established by
Phys.org (physorg.com)
added Jul 20, 2017 22:21
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] DHAMMIKA: Smoking and the five precepts

The Five Precepts consist of the bare minimum of Buddhist moral behaviour...the fifth Precept must exclude smoking. But, this answer needs to be looked at more carefully because it is both right and wrong. It is right that tobacco did not exist in ancien
The Island (lk)
added Jul 16, 2017 20:15
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] Illicit cigarettes boosting smoking rate

Ceylon Tobacco Company (CTC) MD and CEO Michael Koset said, "Total smoking in Sri Lanka is growing slightly year after year. The government's tax hike has only resulted in a shift in smoking from legal cigarettes to illicit fags and beedi."
Ceylon Today (lk)
added Jun 29, 2017 02:47
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