tobacco

India says It Is Committed to Global Tobacco-Control Treaty

By Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI  – India reaffirmed on Tuesday its commitment to a World Health Organization (WHO) tobacco-control treaty, despite lobbying from its $11 billion industry that opposes some measures in the treaty that will be discussed at a conference next week. Delegates from about 180 countries will attend the Nov. 7-12 conference near

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India’s Tobacco Industry, Government Face Off Ahead of WHO Conference

By Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI, Oct 27  – India’s $11 billion tobacco industry has urged the government to take a softer line on tobacco control efforts when it hosts a World Health Organization conference in New Delhi next month, but officials say the government will not bow to “pressure tactics”. Delegates from about 180 countries

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Tobacco Off Saudi Shelves Amid Price Rise Speculation

RIYADH, March 13 – Cigarettes had disappeared from the shelves in some Saudi cities on Sunday amid speculation on social media that the government was about to raise prices on tobacco and other products that are harmful to health. Three Riyadh shops visited by Reuters said they had no cigarettes for sale and social media

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