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WHO warns against tobacco industry pushing sales


May 30th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Wednesday urged governments in Southeast Asia to beware of the tobacco industry's interference in tobacco control programme by targeting the ... Read more...

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Indonesian resort island of Bali bans smoking in all public places


November 29th, 2011 - 2:48 am ICT by BNO News
BALI, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- The provincial legislature on the Indonesian resort island of Bali has passed a new law which will soon ban smoking in all public places, the Jakarta Globe ... Read more...

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Hookah bars violating anti-smoke rules: NGO


October 1st, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Many restaurants and clubs, especially hookah bars, are violating the anti-smoking rules in the national capital, an NGO said here Saturday."There is an urgent need ... Read more...

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Supporting tobacco control in India through media (Comment)


May 31st, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Together with China, India has been the focus of the world's attention this past decade for its economic potential and the huge opportunities the developed world sees in the Asian giant. ... Read more...

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China should use state monopoly for tobacco control:WHO


May 31st, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 31 (IANS) China can use its state monopoly to prevent its tobacco industry from interference in tobacco control policy in a country where over a million people die ... Read more...

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WHO urges countries to tackle tobacco epidemic


May 30th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Monday urged countries to commit necessary resources to tackle the epidemic of tobacco use, which kills nearly six million people ... Read more...

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Indonesian clinic alleges that smoking cures cancer


April 13th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Jakarta, April 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Indonesian clinic shocked the world when they claimed that they can cure cancer and autism with cigarette smoke. Indonesia has one of the highest rates of smokers ... Read more...

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China to cut down smoking scenes in films, TV dramas


February 13th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): China's film and broadcast watchdog has issued a circular ordering to cut down smoking scenes in films and TV dramas.The decision was taken after complaints last month ... Read more...

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Did India inspire China to ban smoking in films, TV serials?


February 12th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 12 (IANS) As the Indian government steadily takes a tough stand against tobacco companies, it seems to have influenced neighbouring Chinese authorities too, who have banned smoking scenes in movies ... Read more...

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Smoking fatalities set to triple in China


January 7th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 7 (IANS) Deaths from smoking in China will triple to 3.5 million annually by 2030 and lost productivity from smoking-related health problems will hamper the country's economic growth, say experts.China's ... Read more...

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Beijing to go smoke-free by 2015


December 26th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 26 (IANS) Authorities are trying hard to make Beijing's all indoor public places, workplaces and public transport smoke-free by 2015.Hospitals, schools, theatres, museums, business halls, stadiums, offices of enterprises and ... 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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Governments agree to strengthen tobacco-control efforts


November 21st, 2010 - 4:02 am ICT by BNO News
PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY (BNO NEWS) -- In a major blow to the tobacco industry, delegates from more than 170 countries on Saturday unanimously adopted a number of decisions to strengthen tobacco-control ... Read more...

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India holds important stake in success of international negotiations on climate change, says Krishna


September 29th, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by ANI
United Nations, Sep.29 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Wednesday said that India has an important stake in the success of ongoing international negotiations to address climate change.Addressing the United ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh could save 1,080 MW with CFLs: Official (Lead)


June 14th, 2010 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 13 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation (UPPCL) plans to save 1,080 MW power by selling energy efficient CFLs to its consumers at subsidised rates and also earn carbon credits ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh to subsidise CFLs for consumers


June 13th, 2010 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 13 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation (UPPCL) will subsidise energy efficient CFLs for its consumers as a part of its drive to bring down carbon emissions and reduce power ... 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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China to ban public smoking in 2011


May 11th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 11 (ANI): China will ban smoking in indoor public spaces including working place, public transportation vehicles and some other special outdoor working spaces from January 2011.Yang Qing, director of ... Read more...

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Fresh FDI in tobacco products banned


April 8th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Thursday approved a proposal of the commerce and industry ministry to ban foreign direct investment (FDI) in tobacco products, ... Read more...

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Five years in, tobacco treaty is saving lives, continues to be stymied by industry, U.S. still absent


March 1st, 2010 - 3:30 am ICT by admin
(CNS): Representatives from the 168 ratifying countries of the global tobacco treaty gathered to celebrate the landmark treaty's fifth anniversary. As part of the convening, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a ... Read more...

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Ministers get two more days for Copenhagen breakthrough (Lead)


December 15th, 2009 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Copenhagen, Dec 15 (IANS) Last-minute attempts to rescue the climate summit continued here Tuesday without any sign of a breakthrough. Environment ministers from over 100 countries now have till Thursday ... Read more...

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Argentines are Latin America’s biggest smokers


December 14th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Dec 14 (EFE) Argentina tops the list of countries that smoke the most in Latin America, consuming 1,014 cigarettes annually for every inhabitant over age 15, media reports said Sunday, ... Read more...

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Only 5.4 pct of world’s people covered by smoke free laws in 2008: WHO


December 9th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Istanbul (Turkey), Dec.9 (ANI): Only 5.4 percent of the world's population was covered by comprehensive smoke-free laws in 2008, up from 3.1 percent in 2007, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today ... Read more...

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Can’t ban tobacco, provide alternative jobs to growers: Minister


November 10th, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The government Tuesday said imposing a ban on tobacco cannot check the increasing number of users in the country, and called for providing alternative job opportunities to ... Read more...

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‘Rich nations must help developing world fight climate change’


September 26th, 2009 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Pittsburgh, Sep 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says developed nations would need to provide funding and affordable technology to developing nations in return for any commitments to fight climate change. "There ... Read more...

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India committed to bring down tobacco consumption, says Dinesh Trivedi


September 16th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 16 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Dinesh Trivedi has said that India is committed to bring down tobacco production as per the provisions of ... Read more...

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By 2015, 2 million people would die annually from tobacco-induced cancers


August 26th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): By 2015, at least 2.1 million people will die each year because of tobacco-induced cancers, revealed The Tobacco Atlas, Third Edition.Published by the American Cancer Society and World ... Read more...

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Minorities & Roma not effectively involved in European Parliament elections, Hindus assert


June 2nd, 2009 - 10:44 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Hindus have criticized the European Union (EU) and its various bodies for not making enough outreach to minority and Roma communities and other vulnerable populations for participation in the upcoming June 4-7 ... 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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Picture imperfect: graphic warning on tobacco products from Sunday


May 30th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Smokers may think twice before lighting up from Sunday. Starting May 31, the World No Tobacco Day, all tobacco products will carry graphic pictorial warnings like ... Read more...

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WHO calls for pictorial warnings on tobacco products


May 29th, 2009 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) Friday urged 12 Southeast Asian countries, including India, to focus on "tobacco health warnings" that combines text with pictures in order to ... Read more...

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Nip The Problem In The Bud - Nay The Leaf


May 27th, 2009 - 7:53 pm ICT by admin
By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service (CNS)Tobacco is the only consumer product which is grown and available legally and is lethal for human beings. At the current rate, the number of smokers ... Read more...

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Recession wont reduce tobacco use, says expert


March 13th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 13 (ANI): Although recession has bitten peoples pockets worldwide, it will most likely do nothing to reduce tobacco use, says a new report.The third edition of The Tobacco Atlas, ... Read more...

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$500 billion to go up in smoke this year


March 13th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 13 (IANS) Though smoking is expected to kill six million people worldwide and drain $500 billion from the global economy this year, the meltdown will barely dent this pernicious habit, ... Read more...

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Tobacco companies specifically targeting girls in South Korea


January 30th, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 30 (ANI): Transnational tobacco companies (TTCs) in South Korea are specifically targeting girls and young women, reveals a new study.Kelley Lee, from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical ... Read more...

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