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Pictorial warnings on tobacco products in India
May 27, 2009 A bench of Supreme Court judges in India has given clearance to the display of health warnings on all tobacco products from May 31. Health activists warn that any dilution of the pictorial warnings would paralyse the campaign of cautioning people about tobacco-related health risks.
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Indian Health Ministry bans all forms of chewing tobacco
Aug 08, 2014 Indian Ministry’s anti tobacco campaign casts a cancer survivor as a face of the new ad campaign.
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Tobacco menace: Packaging a plain solution
Jul 24, 2012 The Australia-India Institute Taskforce on Tobacco Control has done some plain speaking on why tobacco products should be packaged plainly.
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India to put stricter pictorial warning on tobacco products
Oct 23, 2012 The Government of India has notified stricter pictorial warnings for smoking and smokeless forms of tobacco. The new warnings will come into effect from 1st April, 2013.
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Rising number of female smokers alarming, says WHO
May 31, 2010 WHO has urged a global action to protect women and girls against the hazardous effects of tobacco use and called for ban on all tobacco promotion activities that target women. A study by WHO reveals that about four lakh adults die from passive smoking out of which 64% are women with pregnant women being most vulnerable.
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Tobacco kills millions each year: UN
May 02, 2011 Around 6 million people lose their lives every year to smoking or being exposed to tobacco, a senior UN Health Official has warned. Poor countries with limited healthcare and inadequate regulatory policies are worst hit.
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Synthetic drug use on the rise: UNODC
Jun 24, 2011 With the global market remaining stable for drugs, the use of synthetic and prescription drugs was on a rise in the past year, says a recent report by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Ahead of the International Day against Drug Abuse on June 26, the report expresses concern on the booming drug use in Myanmar and South East Asia.
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WHO urges Asia-Pacific to boost health warnings on cigarettes
Jul 12, 2011 World Health Organisation(WHO) has urged Asia-Pacific countries to use graphic warnings on cigarette packets. A report on global tobacco control marks increasing tobacco consumption prompting WHO to call for a comprehensive ban on their promotion.
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US cigarette firms sue over anti-smoking message
Aug 17, 2011 Five tobacco companies have sued the Food and Drug Administration over a new draft law that forces them to place graphic health warnings on their products, claiming that it would restrict their freedom of speech.
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Malawi child tobacco workers suffer nicotine poisoning
Sep 15, 2011 With 80,000 child workers exposed to the toxic dangers of tobacco plantations, Malawi is an example of how the multi-billion dollar international tobacco industry is turning a blind eye to human rights abuses by its suppliers in the quest for greater profit.
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Forty million smokers will die from TB by 2050
Oct 05, 2011 Smoking will lead to millions of TB deaths in Africa, the eastern Mediterranean and Southeast Asian regions by 2050, says a research. The inability of lungs to fight infections and excessive promotion by tobacco companies will trigger this.
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An addiction to tobacco
Feb 01, 2012 Tobacco cultivation is strictly prohibited in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) as it not only poses threat to the public health but also to the local environment, yet tobacco companies and tribal inhabitants of the region are continuing with this brisk business.
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Indian district declared smoke free
Apr 05, 2012 Jagatsinghpur district in the Indian state of Odisha has been declared as the first smoke free zone in the state. This milestone has been achieved by strict enforcement of the Tobacco Control Act across the district.
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‘Dignified Women’ campaign against tobacco in Delhi
Mar 25, 2013 The campaign was launched with an aim to spread awareness amongst the people regarding the ill effects of tobacco consumption.
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Twelve countries sign pact to combat illegal tobacco trade
Jan 11, 2013 Twelve countries have signed a new United Nations treaty that aims to counter the illegal tobacco trade, which undermines regulation policies and represents a burden for health care systems.
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Smoke-free workplaces linked to smoke-free homes in India
Mar 25, 2013 A study done by Imperial College London and Public Health Foundation of India relates the need to prohibit smoking in work places to ensure people's homes remain smoke-free.
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