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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Indonesia] 'Sin tax' on palm oil and plain packaging on tobacco — Iman Pambagyo

if the plain packaging policy on tobacco is found to be justified under the WTO agreements, nothing will prevent the same from being applied to any other product believed to be harmful to human health or the environment.
Malay Mail (my)
added May 8, 2016 17:44

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] RAPPA: Going up in smoke: Terrorist financing and contraband cigarettes

A strange bond exists between smokers, contraband operators and terrorists around the world...Its funding ties to illicit cigarettes are also growing stronger. The authorities in this region must make every effort to stymie the links. Relying on border
Straits Times (sg)
added May 3, 2016 15:42

[Asia-pacific] Japan Tobacco Profit Gains as Smokers Stock Up Before Price Hike

Japan Tobacco Inc. profit rose in the first quarter as smokers stocked up on cigarettes before a planned price increase and the company gained on the sale of real estate assets. Net income jumped about 40 percent to 145.4 billion yen ($1.36 billion) in th
Bloomberg News
added May 2, 2016 15:03

[Asia, Asia-pacific, New York] Antismoking Coalition Gives Big Tobacco a Fight in Indonesia

Over the last decade, it has become a last Eden for tobacco companies facing declining smoking rates at home.... Yet that push has been met by an increasingly potent coalition of mayors, health officials and antismoking groups that has scored some impor
New York Times
added Apr 30, 2016 20:46

[Asia-pacific] BRIEF-Indonesia's HM Sampoerna sees cigarette market falling 1-2 pct in 2016

* Expects total Indonesian cigarette market to fall 1-2 percent in 2016 due to rise in taxes Further company coverage: (Reporting by Eveline Danubrata)
added Apr 27, 2016 18:16

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] As presidency looms, 'Duterte Harry' tells Filipinos to make his day

stories of an unpredictable, hot-headed maverick who is charitable, but brutally strict. Duterte banned smoking in Davao and threatened to kill a restaurant customer who refused to put out his cigarette. He made him eat it.
added Apr 26, 2016 19:07

[Asia-pacific, Philippines, Thailand] Tobacco giant Philip Morris denies tax evasion charge in Thai court

Thai prosecutors accused eight executives from the Thai unit of the company of dodging massive import tax by under-declaring the value of 272 batches of its L&M and Marlboro cigarettes from Philippines between 2003 and 2006.
China Economic Net (cn)
added Apr 26, 2016 13:56

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Cigarette displays to be banned from next year

Shop owners will not be allowed to keep tobacco products in plain sight from next year, after Parliament approved changes to the law yesterday. The affected products include cigarettes, cigars, beedis and "ang hoon", or loose tobacco leaves.
Straits Times (sg)
added Mar 15, 2016 12:42

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] MPs call for more deterrent measures as display of tobacco products is banned

As the House passed laws on Monday (March 14) to ban tobacco products from being displayed in shops, Members of Parliament (MPs) — among them, several medical doctors — called for even more to be done to deter people from starting to smoke. The suggesti
TODAYonline (sg)
added Mar 14, 2016 18:24

[Asia-pacific] Singapore to ban cigarette displays in stores

Singapore's parliament on Monday voted to ban the display of cigarettes in a bid to further curb the habit in a nation which already has one of the world's lowest smoking rates. From 2017, merchants must keep tobacco out of sight and not display any adve
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Mar 14, 2016 15:18
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