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[Asia, India] Picture perfect: the effectiveness of pictorial health warnings on tobacco products

the pictorial warnings on both sides of packages of tobacco products came into effect in April 2016 following the direction of the Rajasthan High Court and subsequently the Supreme Court too made it mandatory. After the decision of Karnataka High Court,
DNA India (in)
added Dec 18, 2017 16:45
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Ejercito to seek higher tobacco tax in TRAIN’s ‘Package 1B’

Ejercito indicated he need not wait for the Department of Finance’s (DOF) version of the second TRAIN bill to push passage of his earlier proposal providing upward adjustments in taxes imposed on tobacco and alcohol products, also known as “sin taxes.”
Business Mirror (ph)
added Dec 18, 2017 16:43
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[Europe] Combatting illicit trade in tobacco products: Statement by Commissioner Andriukaitis on the EU's adoption of an EU-wide track and trace system

The new EU-wide track and trace system adopted today will ensure that tobacco products in the EU are easily traceable with a unique identifier for each product. In addition, we are also making sure that tobacco products meet specific security requirements
Europa - European Commission
added Dec 18, 2017 16:42
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] CTA: Alcohol, tobacco imported by Duty Free are VAT-free

The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has granted a P93.36-million refund for erroneous value-added taxes (VATs) on alcohol and tobacco products imported by the state-owned Duty Free Philippines (DFP) for the second half of 2013. In a decision dated Dec. 12, t
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Dec 18, 2017 16:38
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[Philippines] Health advocates urge Duterte to veto tobacco tax rate in TRAIN Bill

Some doctors and health advocates want to change the provision on excise tax on tobacco products under the Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN)Bill. For them, the tax rate increase is insufficient and questionable as it only came into the pictur
UNTV (ph)
added Dec 18, 2017 16:37
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[Asia, India] Concern Over Panel Order On Sale Of Tobacco Products

CONFUSION REIGNS over the Town Vending Committee’s order directing street vendors selling cigarettes and tobacco products “to change their trade” by December 29 for registering themselves with the Administration...street-side cigarette vendors would no lo
Indian Express (in)
added Dec 18, 2017 16:31
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[UK] PICTURES: How a Southsea couple turned their home into a illegal tobacco factory

A MARRIED couple from Southsea have been found guilty of packaging illegal tobacco in a cot in their front room. Wu Xiao Xiong, 40, has been jailed for nine months, and his wife Chen Yu Lan, 41, was sentenced to nine months in jail suspended for two ye
Portsmouth News (uk)
added Dec 18, 2017 16:25
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[Asia-pacific, Europe, Philippines] Global tobacco protocol short of 6 countries to become international treaty in 2018

The Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade on Tobacco... But to date, only 34 countries party to the convention have ratified it. And in Asia Pacific, where billions of dollars are lost to government revenues from illicit tobacco trade, only one country, Mon
Devex
added Dec 18, 2017 16:23
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EDITORIAL: Why aren’t Missouri and Kansas spending tobacco settlement money on helping smokers kick the habit?

Missouri’s reluctance to spend any money to help people stop smoking is fiscally irresponsible... The state has more smokers than other states because it encourages the habit. The state’s tobacco tax — just 17 cents per pack — is the lowest in the nation
Kansas City (MO) Star
added Dec 18, 2017 16:21
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[Asia, India] 'High tax results in 5.6% drop in tobacco use in Rajasthan'

As per the survey, there has been decline in bidi smokers from 16% to 11.4% and in absolute numbers bidi users have come down to 58 lakh from 74 lakh. Still, their number is high compared to 14.3 lakh cigarette smokers in the state. Experts suggest that
Times of India
added Dec 18, 2017 16:14
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