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Maharashtra among top tobacco consumers in India


June 15th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Despite a prohibition on smoking in public and a proposed ban on consuming gutka, Maharashtra remains one of the largest consumers of tobacco in any form ... Read more...

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New Zealand hopes to eradicate smoking by 2025


February 29th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Feb 29 (IANS) New Zealand is aiming to eradicate smoking across the country by 2025, and health researchers have said the government needs to set a date to end ... Read more...

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Dhaka urged to tighten anti-tobacco measures


February 27th, 2012 - 4:00 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 27 (IANS) The Bangladeshi government has been urged to tighten tobacco control measures to prevent deaths and disabilities from related diseases.Nearly 57,000 people die from tobacco use annually ... Read more...

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Study reveals that Female smokers have higher risk of heart disease


August 15th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Geneva, 15 Aug (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has concluded that female smokers have higher risk of heart disease compared to men. The study has generated another debate regarding how tobacco companies ... Read more...

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NGO seeks ban on tobacco ad during World Cup


March 28th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 28 (IANS) An NGO Monday sought to ban tobacco advertisements during the cricket World Cup, saying these will have an adverse effect on the minds of the people.New ... Read more...

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Best Indian city in tobacco control to tighten laws


March 23rd, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 23 (IANS) Chandigarh, which has been declared the best Indian city in terms of tobacco control by an international study, is preparing to further tighten laws around tobacco ... 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 scenes on China’s TV screens ‘could mislead teens’


January 9th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 9 (ANI): Smoking scenes on Chinese television channels have become a matter of concern for many tobacco control supporters.Reason: Officials feel these scenes could easily mislead teenagers and leave ... Read more...

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Chinese ’sex diary’ official sentenced to 13 yrs imprisonment


December 15th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Dec 15 (ANI): A former Chinese government official has been sentenced to 13 years imprisonment after his diary containing details of his sexual relationships with five women, hard drinking and receiving ... Read more...

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Chinese official who kept sex diary jailed


December 15th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 15 (IANS) A former government official in a Chinese province has been jailed for 13 years after his diaries detailing his sexual encounters, hard drinking and receiving bribes were leaked ... Read more...

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UK Govt. may force tobacco companies to package cigarettes in plain wrappers


November 21st, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 21 (ANI): Tobacco companies could soon be forced to sell cigarette in plain brown wrappers, as a part of the UK Government's effort to stop young people picking up habit. ... Read more...

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Harm reduction ciggies ‘more harmful than conventional brands’


October 21st, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A new research has revealed that 'harm reduction cigarettes', marketed by tobacco companies as safer than conventional brands, could in fact, be more harmful.Harm reduction cigarettes are made ... Read more...

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Tobacco companies may be using YouTube to market products


August 26th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): A survey has suggested that tobacco companies may be using web 2.0 media, such as YouTube, to market their products to young people.Even though tobacco companies have denied ... 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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Candy Cigarettes Banned By FDA


June 24th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 24, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): With both the Family Smoking Prevention Act as well as the Tobacco Control Act of the USA, supporting the move, the FDA finally managed ... Read more...

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2-year-old Indonesian boy’s addiction to ciggies sparks outrage


May 28th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 28 (ANI): Two-year-old Sumatran boy Ardi Rizal's two-pack-a-day cigarette habit has sparked outrage, prompting an American anti-smoking group to call upon the Indonesian government to take urgent action."It's ... Read more...

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UAE launches anti-smoking campaign


May 27th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 27 (IANS/WAM) At least 14 percent of all smokers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are women, and the government has launched a programme to create awareness among women about ... Read more...

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Say Yes To Life: Say No To Tobacco


May 27th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by admin
By Shobha Shukla - CNS The theme of this year's World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is "Gender and tobacco with an emphasis on marketing to women." It is designed to draw ... Read more...

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Australian Tobacco Makers Face Heat Of Health Hazards


April 30th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Melbourne, Apr 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) "Cigarettes are killers that travel in packs" and to make sure you can escape the hands of the killer tobacco companies are almost threatened each ... Read more...

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Tobacco Mints’ Lethal Poison Affect Children


April 20th, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Apr 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent research study reveals that children as young as 6 years of age are undergoing a slow death whenever they are consuming flavored tobacco products. ... 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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Government to frame policy for chewing tobacco companies


April 7th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The government will come down heavily on chewing tobacco manufacturers and frame a policy against its widespread consumption in India, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Wednesday. "Chewing ... Read more...

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Cigarettes may contain pig blood: Australian expert


April 1st, 2010 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 1 (IANS) Cigarettes may contain traces of pig blood which, if confirmed, can lead to protests against tobacco companies that refuse to disclose the ingredients used in making the product, ... Read more...

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Advertisement for ‘Camel No. 9′ cigarettes appeals to teenage girls


March 16th, 2010 - 10:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A study has revealed that teenage girls are fascinated by the advertisements for Camel No. 9 cigarettes. The advertisements were splashed in various magazines such as ... Read more...

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Tobacco firms flouting pictorial warning law, shows survey


August 25th, 2009 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Several tobacco companies across India are not carrying the mandatory pictorial warning, a new survey has revealed. The Advocacy Forum for Tobacco Control (AFTC) said that ... Read more...

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China to ban tobacco ads by 2011


August 11th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Aug.11 (ANI): China will ban tobacco advertisements and promotion activities starting from January, 2011.Beijing News and the China Daily quoted Xu Guihua, vice chairmen of the Chinese Association on Tobacco Control, ... Read more...

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Bidi companies violating order on pictorial warnings: study


July 20th, 2009 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) More than six weeks have passed since the new rules on pictorial warnings on tobacco products came into force but bidi and gutka companies are openly violating ... Read more...

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Cigarette addicted Obama signs tough tobacco regulations into law


June 23rd, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): While President Barack Obama continues to struggle with his addiction to cigarettes; he has signed the tobacco regulation measure into law for the cause of health care ... Read more...

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Obama signs tobacco bill


June 23rd, 2009 - 2:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Monday signed legislation that forces new restrictions on US tobacco companies and gives the government broad new powers to regulate the industry. Obama said ... Read more...

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US Senate approves sweeping tobacco legislation


June 12th, 2009 - 4:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (DPA) The US Senate Thursday approved sweeping new controls on tobacco products, including a ban on the labelling of "light" cigarettes and increasing the size of health warning ... 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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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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World Conference on Tobacco or Health begins in Mumbai


March 8th, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) The 14th World Conference on Tobacco or Health - the largest meet of anti-tobacco advocates, health experts, scientists and educators - began in Mumbai Sunday. It is the ... Read more...

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