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[Asia-pacific, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Vietnam] Cigarette price level and variation in five Southeast Asian countries

To maximise the effectiveness of tobacco tax policies, countries should adopt specific excise tax structures to decrease cigarette price variation, which would minimise opportunities for smokers to ‘trade down’ to a cheaper brand to avoid a tax-driven pri
Tobacco Control
added Mar 7, 2014 02:51
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Burma/Myanmar, China] As global brands trumpet arrival in newly-opened Myanmar, tobacco giants slip in sans fanfare

British American Tobacco, the world's second largest cigarette manufacturer, shepherded a select audience of government officials to a low key ceremony last month where it formalized a $50 million investment over five years to produce, market and sell it
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 21, 2013 09:25
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Burma/Myanmar] Cigarette seller returns to Myanmar

BAT has taken a majority stake of the joint venture with partner IMU Enterprise, a unit of Sein Wut Hmon Group, which distributes Vegas and Golden Eagle cigarette brands. BAT said it plans to invest about US$50 million over five years in a production fa
Myanmar Times (mm)
added Jul 14, 2013 10:51
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand] The Smoking Truth about electronic cigarettes

The ongoing debate rages on with governments, medical experts and health practitioners weighing in on the use of electronic cigarettes. Entirely safe or not, smokers and/or non-smokers make a conscious decision to purchase them, but choosing to do so not
The Establishment Post
added May 16, 2014 10:44
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] Cambodia bans smoking shisha and e-cigarettes

Cambodia has banned e-cigarettes and shisha pipes saying the increasingly popular products contain damaging levels of nicotine and are leading young people to take up smoking. The National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD) ordered authorities to immed
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Feb 27, 2014 19:03
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Smokers fume but won't kick the habit

The 14 per cent increase in tobacco excise duty may have riled up smokers but those interviewed said it was unlikely to deter them from kicking the habit.
New Straits Times (my)
added Oct 3, 2013 15:28
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[Asia-pacific, East Timor, India] Southeast Asian Health Ministers Sign Anti-Tobacco Declaration

The Dili Declaration called on governments, United Nations agencies and partners to accelerate tobacco control in the region which accounts for over one-third of the world's tobacco use. "Tobacco kills 1.3 million people in the region every year, includi
New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) (in)
added Sep 8, 2015 10:31
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] YADAV: Smokers: Singapore’s most persecuted minority

Singapore seems to be actively empowering intolerance with busy-bodies actively going out of their way to report puffers who step out of the clearly demarcated lines of their designated areas. The pitiless zeal with which I’ve seen new arrivals threaten
Malay Mail (my)
added Nov 22, 2015 16:04
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] SHUKLA: APACT Urges Indonesia To Ratify FCTC And Shun The Tobacco Industry.

The 2013 Asia Pacific Association for the Control of Tobacco (APACT) Conference was held in August, 2013 in Chiba, Japan to address the prevention and control of tobacco use worldwide, with a special focus on the Asia Pacific region
Pakistan Christian Post (pk)
added Sep 25, 2013 08:21
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, China, Korea - North, Korea - South] Smoking in South Korea is About to Get a Lot Pricier

China isn’t the only government in Asia trying to cut down on smoking. There’s also a big new cigarette tax in South Korea, where this week the legislature took action on an antismoking proposal President Park Geun Hye’s administration unveiled in Septem
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Dec 5, 2014 16:50
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