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05 April 2012

CNS Daily Tobacco News Monitoring Report: 5 April 2012

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1- New protocol to curb illegal tobacco trade
(Source: Central Chronicle, New Delhi, Delhi)
In a bid to curb illicit trade of tobacco products, a global tracking and tracing system is in the offing. After four years of rigorous negotiations, the inter-governmental negotiating body (INB), with the participation of over 135 countries. Read more 
2- Officials ‘figure out’ legal framework, hookah bars thrive
(Source: The Indian Express, Mumbai, Maharashtra)
smoke ban Cops say they will act if the bars are ‘illegal’; civic body puts onus on Food & Drug Administration. Pune still has to take vital decisions like Mumbai to check the mushrooming growth of hookah bars. Read more
3-  Illegal hookah parlours face police crackdown
(Source: Pune Mirror, Pune, Maharashtra)
Taking cue from their Mumbai counterparts, the Pune police have decided to launch a massive crack down on illegal hookah parlours, which have caught the fancy of the youths, especially college students, within the city limits and in Pimpri-Chinchwad area. Read more

Industry updates
1- New protocol to curb illegal tobacco trade
(Source: Central Chronicle, New Delhi, Delhi)
In a bid to curb illicit trade of tobacco products, a global tracking and tracing system is in the offing. After four years of rigorous negotiations, the inter-governmental negotiating body (INB), with the participation of over 135 countries. Read more
2- Officials ‘figure out’ legal framework, hookah bars thrive
(Source: The Indian Express, Mumbai, Maharashtra)
smoke ban Cops say they will act if the bars are ‘illegal’; civic body puts onus on Food & Drug Administration. Pune still has to take vital decisions like Mumbai to check the mushrooming growth of hookah bars. Read more
3- Tobacco Board warns traders, growers
(Source: The Hindu, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh)
Tobacco Board Executive Director C.V. Subba Rao has warned of stringent action against traders/farmers buying or selling Virginia tobacco outside the designated auction platforms. He has sought information about such illegal trade practices so as to initiate punitive action. Read more

Smoke free
1- Why women find it harder to quit smoking
(Source: IBN Live, Noida, Uttar Pradesh)
It's known that women find it a bit harder to kick the butt than men. Now, a new study has found why - it's because their brains respond quite differently to nicotine than male smokers. Read more
2- Caught in raid, Vivek denies smoking hookah
(Source: India Today, Mumbai, Maharashtra)
Actor Vivek Oberoi, who is facing a case under the Tobacco Act for allegedly smoking hookah at a city restaurant earlier this week, has claimed that he had not smoked or even had alcohol on the occasion. Read more
3- Cops bust hookah bar; TV serial bahu arrested
(Source: Zee News, Mumbai, Uttar Pradesh)
Dark affairs of the city of Mumbai once again raised its ugly head yesterday night when in a raid at a hookah lounge, cops arrested 21 party revelers who were having a blast. Read more
4- Now, Maharashtra plans ban on hookah parlours in Mumbai
(Source: India Today, Mumbai, Maharashtra)
Years after he enforced a shutdown on dance bars in the city, Maharashtra Home Minister R.R. Patil now plans to clamp down on hookah parlours of Mumbai. Read more
5- Health minister's son caught puffing hookah despite ban
(Source: NDTV, Mumbai, Maharashtra)
While conducting a surprise check at Zaza restaurant, Bandra Reclamation, at 11 pm on Monday, Social Service (SS) branch of Mumbai police found a hookah bar operating out of the establishment. Read more
6- Illegal hookah parlours face police crackdown
(Source: Pune Mirror, Pune, Maharashtra)
Taking cue from their Mumbai counterparts, the Pune police have decided to launch a massive crack down on illegal hookah parlours, which have caught the fancy of the youths, especially college students, within the city limits and in Pimpri-Chinchwad area. Read more
7- Hooka bars banned in Gurgaon 
(Source: The Tribune, Gurgaon, Haryana)
District Magistrate PC Meena has banned hooka bars in the district. The orders issued here stated that the hooka bars were serving tobacco molasses containing nicotine. Read more
8- मुंबई में हुक्का पीते पकड़ी गई टीवी सीरियल की 'बहू
(अमर उजाला, मुंबई, महाराष्ट्र)
महाराष्‍ट्र पुलिस ने छोटे पर्दे पर काम करने वाली एक अभिनेत्री को हुक्का पार्लर में हुक्का पीते हुए पकड़ा है। राज्य पुलिस ने पश्चिमी उपनगर बांद्रा में एक हुक्का बार में छापा मारा। आगे पढ़ें

Tobacco and health
1- Shisha pipes: Is smoking them really harmless?
(Source: Punjab News Line, Punjab)
You might call it shisha in egypt and sudan, nargile in turkey and syria or hookah in india. Some are made from clay, others from ornately carved metals or plastics. Read more
2- Strong oral carcinogen in smokeless tobacco
(Source: The Hindu, New Delhi, Delhi)
N'-nitrosonornicotine chemial, which is present only in the case of smokeless tobacco products, is a strong oral carcinogen. It is the only chemical in smokeless tobacco known to cause oral cancer. Read more
3- Why women can't quit smoking
(Source: The Times of India, New Delhi, Delhi)
Women tend to find it harder to quit smoking than men because their brains respond differently to nicotine, say researchers. Read more

Others(Pictorial warning, Tax and price, Tobacco advertisement, etc.)
1- WHO brokers deal to stamp out tobacco smuggling
(Source: Reuters India, New Delhi, Delhi)
Health officials on Wednesday provisionally agreed a global deal to combat tobacco smuggling, a trade the World Health Organisation said makes harmful smoking too cheap and robs finance ministries of up to $50 billion a year. Read more
2- WTO dents U.S. ban on clove cigarettes
(Source: Reuters India, New Delhi, Delhi)
The World Trade Organization on Wednesday dealt a blow to a U.S. law barring the sale of clove-flavored cigarettes to discourage children from smoking, saying it was unfair to Indonesia because menthol cigarettes can still be sold in the United States. Read more
3- Rollback of 5 p.c. VAT on beedis opposed
(Source: The Hindu, Bangalore, Karnataka)
Prajna Socio Cultural Society (PSCS), a non-governmental organisation, has opposed the State government's decision to rollback five per cent value added tax (VAT) on beedi, proposed in the 2012-13 Budget. Read more

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