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[Asia-pacific, Australia] ISDS: The devil in the trade deal

ISDS, a provision in trade agreements that allows foreign investors to sue host governments, has become a ticking time bomb...This other court was an international ISDS tribunal, and Philip Morris was suing the Australian government for what it said was
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Jul 26, 2015 07:29
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Singapore] Malaysian fined S$15800 fine in Brunei for possession of untaxed cigarettes

A malaysian man was fined $15,800 (S$15,800) yesterday after he pleaded guilty to possession of untaxed cigarettes.
AsiaOne (sg)
added Nov 2, 2014 10:13
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Japan Tobacco to buy JT International

JT International Bhd, which makes Camel and Salem cigarettes, has received a takeover offer of RM808.4 million from its controlling shareholder Japan Tobacco International Holding BV
FreeMalaysiaToday.com (my)
added Apr 1, 2014 16:27
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] RM2b in taxes lost to illicit cigarettes Exclusive

THE government lost almost RM2 billion in tax revenue because of the sale of illicit tobacco last year. The "Asia 11: Illicit Tobacco Indicator 2012" report placed Malaysia second among 11 Asian countries that suffered tax losses from the illicit cigare
New Straits Times (my)
added Oct 1, 2013 07:47
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] ASPILLERA: Where not to smoke...

“The Philippines has now become the top tobacco-consuming country in Southeast Asia. We are among the top 20 smoking nations around the world,” said Atty. Diana Trivino, Project Manager of public health NGO HealthJustice. “240 Filipinos die every day bec
Malaya (ph)
added Jul 9, 2013 16:35
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] KT&G launches sales of new tobacco-heating device

The new product, dubbed lil, heats up tobacco leaves without generating smoke using battery power, according to the company. KT&G said the 10,000 units it put on the market via pre-order were sold out in just two days last week. The consumers who purcha
Korea Herald (kr)
added Nov 20, 2017 17:23
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines] Cigarette smuggling gouges Asia's taxes, anti-smoking drive

With Asia facing potentially debilitating health care costs related to high rates of smoking, many countries have been trying to curb tobacco consumption by increasing taxes. But this seems to have backfired by triggering an upswing in smuggling that has
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Nov 13, 2017 16:00
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Three million smokers around the world switch to IQOS, Philip Morris’ first commercialized heated tobacco product

Philip Morris Singapore Pte Ltd, an affiliate of Philip Morris International (PMI) has just announced that approximately three million smokers have already switched to IQOS, its first heated tobacco product to be successfully commercialized, making a new
The Online Citizen (TOC) (sg)
added Aug 25, 2017 02:28
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Philip Morris, KT&G to wage e-cigarette war

(PMI) Korea is considering releasing its signature iQOS smokeless e-cigarette in Korea this year at the earliest, according to industry officials, Monday. The international tobacco company's move seems to intensify competition among tobacco makers here
Korea Times (kr)
added Feb 7, 2017 17:57
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[Asia-pacific, India, Philippines] PH backs e-cigarettes restrictions

THE Philippines is supporting World Health Organization (WHO)-backed proposals to regulate Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), or e-cigarettes—the use of which is popularly known as “vaping”—presented during the seventh biennial Conference of Pa
Manila Times (ph)
added Dec 19, 2016 23:10
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