TambakooKills News Bulletin: 23 May 2008: Issue 384

TambakooKills News Bulletin
Friday, 23 May 2008
Issue 384


Latest Warne scandal: spin king caught smoking… again
News Live, Australia: 22 May 2008

Excerpt
Indian Premier League superstar Shane Warne has been caught by The Hindustan Times smoking a cigarette in the smoke-free Eden Gardens stadium. Warne grabbed similar headlines years ago when he was snapped by a schoolboy smoking a cigarette after signing a deal with an anti-smoking lobby worth a cool $200,000.

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Bidi habit poses hidden health risk
The National, United Arab Emirates: 21 May 2008

Excerpt
The first worldwide study to compile existing information about bidi consumption and manufacture - and the health effects of smoking and producing bidis - was published last week.

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Poison Moonshine Kills 110 of India’s Poor
Somini Sengupta, New York Times, USA: 21 May 2008

Excerpt
R. Srikumar, the state police chief, said the liquor was spiked with camphor and tobacco and was suspected to have contained toxic methyl alcohol.

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Mizoram is India's cancer capital
The Indic Post, Mizoram, India: 21 May 2008

Excerpt
Reports suggest the Mizoram has the highest incidence in the world of four types of cancer; caused mainly by overwhelming consumption of tobacco.

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Centre warns NE [North East] on Bidi Smoking
Assam Tribune, Assam, India: 20 May 2008

Excerpt
A report of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued a strong note of warning to the North East which has a high prevalence of bidi smoking amongst the younger generation compared to rest of India.

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Ramadoss should stop Govt staff from using tobacco: Amitabh Bachchan
Asia Times, Hong Kong/ Thailand: 22 May 2008

Excerpt
Amitabh Bachchan's blog had earlier poked at another prominent target - Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss, whose pet peeve, that India's national health is being grievously undermined by actors drinking and smoking on screen, is driving the film community into a frenzy. Bachchan urged Ramadoss to first wean government employees off tobacco.

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