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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Plan to raise price of smokes gets cheers

The plan, which has yet to have a specific schedule, has given new hope to anti-tobacco groups, which have despaired over the government’s protection of the industry. A public health expert from the University of Indonesia (UI), Hasbullah Thabrany, po
Jakarta Post (id)
added Aug 23, 2016 23:40

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] EDITORIAL: The endless fight against tobacco

Thabrany’s finding is just one of many voices that politicians and the government need to take into account, or else this nation will pay too high a price for failing to exercise tobacco control. Even if policymakers turn a deaf ear to the warnings, any
Jakarta Post (id)
added Aug 23, 2016 23:39

UK Court Approves Vote Split in SABMiller-AB InBev Merger ($$)

PLC’s two largest shareholders will be treated as a separate class in the vote on the proposed £79 billion ($103.5 billion) takeover of the company by Anheuser Busch... ... 41.6 percent of SABMiller’s shares — the stakes held by tobacco company Altria and
added Aug 23, 2016 22:34
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[UK] E-cigarette tax should be zero: IEA think tank

Excise taxes for e-cigarettes and other healthier alternatives should be set to zero, according to the influential Institute of Economic Affairs think tank. In a report the group argues a lower tax on e-cigarettes would improve public health and consume
City A.M. (uk)
added Aug 23, 2016 22:05

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Cigarette price hike may scare smokers: researcher

Plans to increase cigarette prices to Rp 50,000 (US$4) per pack from currently Rp 15,000, will be effective to reduce the number of smokers as it will be shock therapy for them, says a researcher. University of Indonesia's Demographic Institute research
Jakarta Post (id)
added Aug 23, 2016 22:00

[UK] NHS approves an e-cigarette for use in smoking cessation

In another note of progress in the war against tobacco-related disease, the United Kingdom’s National Health Service announced yesterday it has approved an e-cigarette to help people quit smoking. This product, called Evoke, can now be dispensed by NHS
R Street Institute | Free Markets. Real Solutions.
added Aug 23, 2016 21:59

[UK] Doctor who helped hundreds of 7/7 victims was more than twice the drink drive limit when she died in a house fire caused by a smouldering cigarette put out in a plastic carrier bag

Dr Claire Sheppey, 47, who helped treat victims of the 7/7 bombings, died when a smouldering cigarette caught alight and started a house fire
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 23, 2016 14:49

PHOTOS: Substantial Quantity of Contraband Cigarettes Destroyed in Southern Iran

Over 33 million sticks of contraband cigarettes were destroyed in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz, Fars province.
Tasnim News Agency (ir)
added Aug 23, 2016 13:36

[Canada] Smoking on the margins: a comprehensive analysis of a municipal outdoor smoke-free policy [FREE FULL TEXT]

This study examined the formulation, adoption, and implementation of a ban on smoking in the parks and beaches in Vancouver, Canada.... Overall success with the implementation of the bylaw is tempered by potential increases in health inequities because o
BioMed Central (uk)
added Aug 23, 2016 13:16

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Government warned of cigarette price increase

The governments reported plan to significantly hike cigarette prices has sparked pros and cons reactions from various circles such as cigarette industries, lawmakers and other quarters. Chairman of the Indonesian White Cigarette Producers Association (Ga
Antara News (id)
added Aug 23, 2016 13:13
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