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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] Tobacco firms' influence in PH gov't among highest in SEA

With a score of 71, the Philippines ranks 3rd in the first-ever Tobacco Industry Interference Index released by the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (Seatca). The Philippines follows Indonesia (78) and Malaysia (72). Following the Philippines ar
Rappler (ph)
added Feb 4, 2014 10:55
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[Asia-pacific] Philippines probes $126m in cigarette tax losses

Today-almost one year into the effectivity of the Sin Tax Reform Law - their warnings have proved almost prescient. Information provided by the country's largest tobacco manufacturer showed that the government may have lost as much as P4.4 billion (S$12
AsiaOne (sg)
added Nov 2, 2013 15:46
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[Asia-pacific] Indonesian Tobacco Import Restrictions May Cause Havoc

The notion of a 20% import limitation on the total requirements of the tobacco industry, a 60% import duty for imported tobacco, and a triple excise on cigarettes that utilize imported tobacco is seen as lethal by the industry.
ACN Newswire (Asia Corporate News Network)
added Feb 16, 2016 13:27
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[Asia-pacific] Thailand plans to ban products that promote nicotine use

E-cigarettes are banned in Thailand but its Parlia­ment will table a new law seeking to prohibit all products that promote nicotine use, said a Thai official. A member of the Thai Health Professional Alliance against Tobacco (ThPAT) Dr Suthat Rungruang­h
The Star (my)
added Dec 8, 2015 21:44
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Korea - South] South Korea: New year sees cigarette price hike

Tobacco sales have fallen sharply in South Korea after the price of cigarettes nearly doubled on New Year's Day, it's reported. Last year, the country's parliament approved an 80% increase in the price of cigarettes, from 2,500 won ($2.25; £1.47) per p
BBC Online
added Jan 5, 2015 23:07
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Burma/Myanmar] Myanmar seeks zero-duty access for tobacco products

Manila Bulletin (ph)
added May 28, 2009 00:00
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Malaysia] Plain packaging boon to tobacco black market, says research group

Reason Foundation's vice president for research Julian Morris said Malaysia would likely impose extra taxes on tobacco products should plain packaging be enforced, citing Australia’s experience. "I don't think plain packaging is going to drive a substan
Malay Mail (my)
added Feb 13, 2017 18:39
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[Asia-pacific] Taiwan plans to expand smoking ban to bars, nightclubs

The law currently bans smoking at most public places, but permits it at cigar houses as well as bars and nightclubs that are open after 9 p.m. and exclusively to people above the age of 18. Smoking is also allowed in certain indoor areas of hotels, rest
Focus Taiwan
added Jan 5, 2017 21:08
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Europe, Hong Kong] World’s vaping industry under thick cloud as HK moves to complete ban

Hong Kong is one step closer to imposing a complete ban...planning to table an amendment bill in the 2016/2017 legislative year to “completely prohibit the import, manufacture, sale, distribution and advertising of e-cigarettes”.
Harbour Times (hk)
added Aug 10, 2016 18:58
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[Asia-pacific, China] Model quitter: President Xi Jinping’s decision to give up smoking deserves praise, WHO chiefs says

A compliment from the World Health Organisation chief to President Xi Jinping for quitting smoking will be a boost to tobacco control efforts...Her compliment comes as the State Council, the cabinet, is contemplating whether to enforce stricter tobacco co
South China Morning Post
added Aug 1, 2016 21:46
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