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[Asia-pacific] U.S. submits compromise on anti-tobacco laws under Pacific trade deal

Governments will be allowed to block tobacco companies from suing over anti-smoking measures under a U.S. proposal being debated by Pacific trading partners as part of a free trade deal spanning a dozen countries.
added Oct 1, 2015 17:08

[Asia-pacific, Korea - North] Kim's £28m fag addiction: North Korea chubby tyrant splashes cash on cigarettes and cigars

The dumpy leader ordered his minions to empty the coffers of £28million for fags from China and Singapore and £700,000 went on fine cigars and cigarillos. The 33-year-old politician also forked out £88,000 on second-hand machinery to roll rough home-grow
Daily Star (uk)
added Jun 18, 2016 18:26

[Asia-pacific, Fiji] Council clarifies price of cigarettes

The Consumer Council of Fiji says there will be no further reduction in the price of cigarettes as the current retail price is inclusive of the revised VAT rate. The advice comes as the Council is receiving calls from consumers who feel the current cigar
Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) (fj)
added Jan 11, 2016 03:11

[Asia-pacific, Australia, New Zealand] Concerns over Vanuatu tobacco investment

Tobacco control advocates have raised concerns about cigarette manufacturers setting up operations in the Pacific, after Vanuatu rejected an application from a foreign tobacco investment company.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Oct 14, 2012 16:49

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Burma/Myanmar, UK] British American Tobacco returns to Myanmar after 10 years

BAT’s move back into Burma comes as a steady stream of western companies, such as Norway’s Telenor, are looking to do business in a state once shunned by the international community. British American Tobacco is returning to Burma a decade after campaign
Irish Times (ie)
added Jul 8, 2013 16:42

[Asia-pacific, Georgia] UPDATE 1-Push grows to target tobacco, health in Pacific trade rules (Adds comments from Australia's Robb, lobby group, background, Democrats)

Pressure is mounting on Pacific trading partners over potential steps to block foreign investors from suing governments over anti-smoking measures, under a free trade pact that is nearing completion. Trade ministers from 12 countries are discussing possi
added Oct 1, 2015 09:00

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Tobacco bill pro business, lacks health considerations:

Noted economist and environmentalist Emil Salim has criticized the tobacco bill... “The bill seems to only focus on the industry side of cigarettes, such as their production, distribution and packaging, while cigarette consumption itself has various impac
Jakarta Post (id)
added Dec 22, 2015 05:32

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Korea - North] North Korea's halting anti-smoking efforts

Things only began to change in the early 2000s, when Kim Jong Il decided to start a massive anti-smoking campaign...North Koreans are exposed to the view of Kim Jong Un, who is said to be a chain-smoker. He is often shown with cigarettes (usually, his fav
NK News
added Dec 5, 2015 17:59

[Asia-pacific, Georgia] U.S. Proposes Provision on Tobacco in Trade Pact

The tobacco provision remains tentative, but its inclusion in the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership being negotiated here would be a major victory for public health advocates and could set a precedent for other trade pacts. Tobacco companies have been
New York Times
added Oct 1, 2015 22:14

[Asia-pacific, China] The Future of the Global Tobacco Industry: 1 Billion Smokers in 2050, Reports Euromonitor

CBS MarketWatch
added May 15, 2012 11:13
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