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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Sugar tax eyed as bargaining chip for fuel tax; ex-DOH chiefs want tobacco included in TRAIN

petitions were signed to urge senators and the government through President Rodrigo Duterte to include cigarette tax in the deliberations on tax reforms. Cabral said tobacco exposes smokers to about 45 life-threatening diseases — stroke, heart attack, lu
InterAksyon.com (TV 5) (ph)
added Aug 10, 2017 16:58
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[Africa, Botswana] Tobacco Control Bill shelved

The much-awaited Tobacco Control Bill was sent back for further amendment...the draft law, whose purpose is to align local tobacco control efforts with the [FCTC], did not go through as planned ...“What they are basically asking for is that the structure
Mmegi (bw)
added Aug 10, 2017 16:57
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Court schedules examination of Philip Morris Ukraine’s tobacco processing documents in Ukraine

The lawsuit was launched after a tax dispute between the company and the authority, which accuses the company of violating the law when importing tobacco and exporting cigarettes and the unlawful use of the Marlboro brand.
Kyiv Post (ua)
added Aug 10, 2017 15:48
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[UK] Two Ipswich men sentenced for illegal tobacco offences

Raoof was sentenced to 200 hours community service and fined £500 and also ordered to pay an £80 victim surcharge. Ibrahim was sentenced to 100 hours community service and ordered to pay an £80 victim surcharge. Raoof was arrested after 20,600 illegal ci
Suffolk County Council (uk)
added Aug 10, 2017 15:43
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[UK] Smoke-free homes are where the heart is

Rochdale Borough Council is encouraging parents to protect their children from the harm of second-hand smoke by making their homes smoke-free. Evidence shows that being in a smoky atmosphere immediately puts your body under pressure causing sore eyes, co
Rochdale Online (uk)
added Aug 10, 2017 15:40
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[Canada] 22-year-old man dies after being punched inside Starbucks in Burnaby, B.C.

"The woman tossed a cigarette out the window and he [Page-Vincelli] picked it up and he threw it back at her," said Michael Zimeras, who was one of the witnesses outside the coffee shop at the time. The woman went inside a nearby bank and came out with
CBC News (ca)
added Aug 10, 2017 15:37
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[Europe] UPDATE 1-BAT begins marketing M&A bond

opened books on a four-part euro and sterling-denominated bond on Wednesday in a bid to complete its financing for the US$49bn purchase of Reynolds American. ...started marketing three benchmark sized euro-denominated tranches and a sterling benchmark pi
Reuters
added Aug 10, 2017 03:38
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[Europe, UK] BAT sets final terms for multi-tranche euro and sterling bond

has set final terms for a multi-tranche euro and sterling bond issue as it continues its funding spree to finance its US$49bn purchase of Reynolds American, according to lead managers. The cigarette maker, which on Tuesday raised US$17.25bn in the second
Reuters
added Aug 10, 2017 03:38
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[Australia, Uae: Dubai] Customs officers charged over alleged tobacco smuggling ring linked to crime family

Customs official Craig Richard Eakin and former Customs employee Johayna Merhi were charged this week with corruption offences over an alleged tobacco smuggling ring. Documents obtained by the ABC suggest Eakin and Merhi are allegedly the latest in a li
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Aug 10, 2017 03:38
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[Australia, Uae: Dubai] Border Force officer arrested over alleged drug and tobacco syndicate

An Australian Border Force officer has been nabbed over an alleged international drug and tobacco ring operating between Sydney and Dubai. The serving officer was arrested alongside a female former Customs and Border Protection Service officer.
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Aug 10, 2017 03:38
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