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[Africa, Uganda] Health Ministry calls for tripling of taxes on cigarettes

The Ministry of Health wants tax levied on cigarettes to be doubled or tripled. The ministry hopes the move will raise the prices of cigarettes and they will eventually become expensive for consumers. Last year, the Parliament passed the law of Anti-Toba
The New Vision (ug)
added Oct 3, 2016 23:09

New treatment for depressed smokers trying to quit

An international team of researchers have pinpointed why quitting smoking is particularly difficult for depressed people and are now testing a new smoking cessation treatment, combining medication and behavioural activation therapy targeted at this popul
added Oct 3, 2016 23:09

[Asia-pacific] Indonesia at war against illegal cigarette trade

To anticipate the possibility of an expanded illegal cigarette trade, the office said it would work with the Trade Ministry and the Industry Ministry to register all cigarette machines operating in Indonesia in a bid to prevent the illegal operation of t
Jakarta Post (id)
added Oct 3, 2016 23:08

[Asia, India] Tobacco growers seek inclusion

ITGA president Francois van der Merwe said... “We have been trying to engage the WHO on health matters so that any differences they have with our industry can be resolved. We have written to them since 2012 and they haven’t responded in the last four year
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Oct 3, 2016 23:07

[Asia, Pakistan] 'Lethargy seen in execution of laws related to smoking'

no law existed to prevent use of e-cigarette and e-shisha in the country. The committee – chaired by Senator Nauman Wazir Khattak – was briefed on the ‘prohibition of smoking and protection of non-smokers health (amendment) bill, 2016’. The committee wa
Daily Times (pk)
added Oct 3, 2016 22:58

[Africa, Kenya] BAT seeks nine more months to implement new tobacco rules

New graphic health warnings on cigarette packs. BAT Kenya Ltd is seeking nine more months before it can implement health warnings contained in the 2014 Tobacco Control Regulations that took effect on September 26
Daily Nation (ke)
added Oct 3, 2016 22:57

[Utah] State says e-cigarette company changed its name, kept deceptive marketing

In 2014, the Division of Consumer Protection threatened to hit the e-cigarette company, Vapex LLC, and its owners with more than $822,000 in fines, alleging the company made unsubstantiated claims about the health benefits of its products and because it
Salt Lake Tribune
added Oct 3, 2016 22:53

[UK] French mayors ban hookah pipes as racial tensions rise ($$)

At least four mayors in southeast France and one in the Paris region have made it illegal to smoke them in public after complaints from locals. Critics say that the ban illustrates how France is turning against immigrant communities from Muslim countrie
Times Of London (uk)
added Oct 3, 2016 22:50

[UK-Northern Ireland] Belfast Telegraph Smoking materials main cause of fire deaths in Northern Ireland

"When it comes to fatalities, the reality is that smoking materials are by far the biggest cause, with 13 people tragically losing their lives in these types of fires in the last three years. This is a fact we cannot ignore." Since 2013, fire crews have
Belfast Telegraph (uk)
added Oct 3, 2016 22:49
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Anti-tobacco groups slam small cigarette excise hike

The government’s decision to raise cigarette duties will not deter tobacco consumption in the country, public health experts and activists say, as the new price will keep cigarettes affordable for smokers, even with the new excise taxes. The Finance Mini
Jakarta Post (id)
added Oct 3, 2016 22:48
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