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India to raise age for tobacco purchases, ban single sales

by AFP
An Indian smoker purchases a single cigarette from a roadside shop in New Delhi on November 26, 2014. Health campaigners welcomed India's plans to raise the age for tobacco purchases to 25 and ban unpackaged cigarettes, hailing them as a major step towards stopping nearly one million tobacco-related deaths a year. Photo - AFP
The plans, proposed by an expert panel, will need final approval by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet and parliament to become law

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