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Scary pictures not to dissuade Russian smokers: Poll


May 13th, 2012 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Over 60 percent of Russian smokers say they will not give up their habit when grim graphic images depicting the impact of smoking on health ... Read more...

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Brazil bans smoking in public spaces


December 16th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, Dec 16 (IANS) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has signed a law banning smoking in public spaces.Smoking in all enclosed public spaces is forbidden in the new law, ... Read more...

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US unveils new cigarette warning labels


June 22nd, 2011 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 22 (IANS) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has unveiled nine graphic cigarette warning labels that highlight the dangers of smoking.The warnings are required to be ... Read more...

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Doctors launch campaign for a tobacco-free Bangalore (May 31 is World No Tobacco Day)


May 30th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 30 (IANS) With music concerts and counselling, a group of doctors here is launching a 'Tobacco Free Bangalore' campaign Tuesday to drive home the message of avoiding tobacco ... Read more...

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Cigarette displays to be banned in England


March 10th, 2011 - 2:35 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Authorities in Britain have announced that cigarette displays in shops and supermarkets would be banned. The authorities argue that displaying the cigarettes at supermarket checkouts and behind ... Read more...

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WHO asks Russia to ensure scary pictures on cigarette packs


February 17th, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has suggested to Russia to put frightening images on cigarette packs, to illustrate the consequences of smoking on human health. WHO's spokesman ... Read more...

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Pakistan to enlarge pictorial warning on cigarette packs


November 23rd, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 23 (IANS) The Pakistan government will increase the size of the pictorial health warning on cigarette packets from 30 to 50 percent, a media report said Tuesday.The size of ... Read more...

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Graphic images on cigarette packs influence intentions to quit smoking


November 14th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): Highly graphic images of the negative consequences of smoking have the greatest impact on smokers' intentions to quit, say researchers at the University of Arkansas, Villanova University and ... Read more...

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Cigarette packs in Russia to carry warnings from Saturday


June 25th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Warning messages on cigarette packs will be made mandatory in Russia for the first time Saturday to enhance awareness on smoking-related diseases. Tobacco companies will, however, be allowed ... Read more...

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Media Nest focusses on tobacco control


May 13th, 2010 - 2:01 am ICT by admin
By Kulsum Mustafa - CNS"Both the use and acceptance of tobacco usage is on the increase. This is indeed a very alarming sign for society. The Indian anti-tobacco law is strong ... Read more...

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Over 273 people die daily of smoking related diseases in Pak


January 29th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.29 (ANI): Over 273 persons succumb to smoking-related diseases daily in Pakistan, as the government has failed to implement proper rules and guidelines to ban cigarette smoking in the country.Pakistani authorities ... Read more...

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Smokers being mislead by branding on cigarette packets


September 7th, 2009 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
London, September 7 (ANI): Branding on cigarette packets is being done in such a manner that they mislead smokers into believing some products to be less harmful than others, according to a ... Read more...

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Jail term for not showing pictorial warnings on cigarette packs


September 2nd, 2009 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The union health ministry Wednesday warned tobacco producers that they could face jail terms up to two years for the fist offence and for up to five ... Read more...

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Pictorial warnings on tobacco still not in sight


June 10th, 2009 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Graphic pictorial warnings like a cancer-disfigured face or diseased lungs - to highlight the hazards of tobacco intake - were supposed to have hit the market May ... Read more...

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300 million smokers, a million deaths, still China unaware of hazards


June 1st, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, June 1(ANI): "Smoking is injurious to health". Only few people appear to be aware of this statement in China, as a report revealed on Sunday mentioned that only one-third of the ... Read more...

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Thai Rock Band Urge Youth to stay away from Cigarettes


May 31st, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by admin
By Jittima JantanamalakaA Thai Rock Band group by the name of Mulatto is really creating waves these days in Thailand. It can really be called a smoke free and environment friendly band, ... Read more...

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Skull and cross bones warnings on cigarette packs from May 31


May 6th, 2009 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The government Wednesday assured the Supreme Court that it would ensure pictorial warnings like the skull and cross bones or a cancer-disfigured face were carried on the ... Read more...

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Pictorial warnings on cigarette packs in Britain


September 28th, 2008 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 28 (IANS) Pictures showing gruesome effects of smoking on the body will replace text warnings on cigarette packets in Britain from Oct 1.The images - which include pictures of rotting ... Read more...

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Tihar inmates paint stark images against drug abuse


June 28th, 2008 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
By Prashant K. Nanda New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Drugs as the mythological demon Ravan, alcohol as poisonous snakes, a funeral pyre made of cigarette butts...Such stark illustrations have come out of the ... Read more...

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Colourful cigarette packs may soon be a thing of the past


May 31st, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by admin
London, May 31 (ANI): A red packet of Marlboro or a gold Benson and Hedges wrapping could soon become a thing of the past with British Governments plan to replace distinctive ... Read more...

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Warnings on fake cigarette packs to campaign against tobacco


May 25th, 2008 - 5:44 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Fake cigarette packets with pictorial warnings and a public lighter which can be used only after ringing a "bell to hell" are some of the initiatives of ... Read more...

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Graphic warnings on Malaysian cigarette packs soon


April 7th, 2008 - 3:32 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, April 7 (IANS) Cigarette packs in Malaysia will soon have graphic pictorial and text warnings on the dangers of smoking to discourage the habit, said Health Minister Liow Tiong. He ... Read more...

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‘Scorpion sign on cigarette packs not enough as deterrent’


February 27th, 2008 - 11:26 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Anti-tobacco activists have cried foul after a Group of Ministers (GoM) did not approve making mandatory gory depictions of cancer lacerations on tobacco packets and chose less ... Read more...

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Ministers dilute Ramadoss’ tough line on tobacco products


February 26th, 2008 - 11:53 pm ICT by admin
(Lead)New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) In a major blow to Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss' anti-tobacco campaign, a group of ministers (GoM) Tuesday said that cigarette and beedi packs would carry pictorial warnings ... Read more...

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