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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2961

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Tobacco control must be a priority for health professionals

As lung cancer treatment outcomes are difficult and five-year survival is abysmally low, preventing lung cancer is a top public health priority. Up to 90% of lung cancer cases are because of tobacco use. Therefore effective implementation of evidence-based and comprehensive tobacco control policies will make a huge difference in slashing new cases of lung cancer as well as preventing a large number of other diseases, disabilities and premature deaths attributed to tobacco use” said Professor (Dr) Prakit Vathesatogkit, Executive Secretary of Action on Smoking and Health Foundation of Thailand.

Professor (Dr) Prakit Vathesatogki
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Ten-Fold US aid for "American-leaning Sri Lanka government"

Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Subcommittee of the U.S. Congress Foreign Relations Committee Matt Salmon acknowledged at a hearing at Capitol Hill on May 11 that "Sri Lanka's new government has been counted as more American-leaning than the previous government", and that in 2017 US budget allocations "Sri Lanka has been given a ten-fold increase."

US Assistant Secretary for Asia Nisha Desai Biswal
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All of Sri Lanka” sales roaring

Sri Lanka’s only national Gift & Souvenir Boutique has notched increased sales in Q1-and aims for huge Rs 01Bn turnover this year by leveraging the country’s growth in tourism.

Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen (right) and DG/CEO of Sri Lanka Handicraft Board Laksala Ali Ahlam Nawaz (left) meet in Colombo on 11 May.
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