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Raise tobacco taxes to curb deaths: US expert

August 9th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Increasing taxes on tobacco can save up to a million lives, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Thomas R. Frieden said here ... Read more...

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Health, agriculture ministries tie up for tobacco control

October 19th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The health ministry has tied up with the agriculture ministry to draw a "comprehensive" plan to move tobacco farmers and workers out of the industry and provide ... Read more...

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Health ministry says ‘no’ to tobacco farming

October 5th, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Dinesh Trivedi has sought the agriculture ministry's support to discourage tobacco farming by finding an alternative crop.In a ... Read more...

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History Channel Airs “America: The Story Of Us”

April 26th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri New York, Apr 26, (THAINDIAN NEWS) History channel aired the very first episode of "America: The Story of Us" on Sunday. The program happens to be a 12 hour survey ... Read more...

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Tobacco industry flouts rules, exploits workers, study shows

April 21st, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Not only does it represent a serious health hazard, the tobacco industry also exploits its workers by not paying them minimum wages and employing children among its ... Read more...

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Cuban tobacco legend Robaina dead at 91

April 19th, 2010 - 7:52 am ICT by IANS
Havana, April 19 (DPA) Alejandro Robaina, Cuba's best known tobacco farmer, has died at age 91, state media reported Sunday. He was part of a family that has been growing tobacco for four ... Read more...

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Gujarats tobacco farmers fear a bleak future

November 9th, 2008 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
!-- NO IMAGE --By Ami Sharma Ahmedabad, Nov.9 (ANI): Gujarat, a hub of tobacco production, is today a major raw material provider to Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Orissa, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, ... Read more...

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