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[Asia-pacific] Philippines Strike Record $493M Tax Deal With Tobacco Co.

government has agreed to accept a record settlement of $493 million from Mighty Corp., one of the country’s largest tobacco companies, to end a tax evasion case over missing cigarette stamps, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday. The settlement force
Law360
added Jul 26, 2017 22:46
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Japan Tobacco offers to buy embattled Philippine rival for $890m

offered to buy beleaguered Philippine cigarette manufacturer Mighty and related assets for 45 billion pesos ($890 million), the Philippine Department of Finance said on Wednesday. The country's Bureau of Internal Revenue in May said Mighty owed 37.88 bil
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Jul 12, 2017 21:42
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Uncertainty surrounds implementation of Duterte’s smoking ban

“we have yet to see if its implementation will be good”. Despite the positive health benefits of the ban, anti-smoking advocacy group Health Justice Philippines estimates about 240 Filipinos still die a day — or 87,600 a year — due to smoking-related dis
AsiaPacificReport.nz (nz)
added Jul 12, 2017 09:23
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] More can be done to stub out smoking, says expert

Professor Chia Kee Seng, dean of the National University of Singapore's Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, said raising the minimum legal smoking age would be a good move. Studies have shown that people who do not start smoking before 21 years of ag
Straits Times (sg)
added Jul 9, 2017 15:27
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] BAT begins heated tobacco production in Korea

This is the first production facility in Korea capable of making Neostiks, Dunhill maker British American Tobacco’s entry into the heated tobacco products market that is slated to go into full swing in the second half of this year. For now, the plant, b
Korea Herald (kr)
added Jun 30, 2017 14:14
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[Asia-pacific, Vietnam] Taiwan customs seized enough tobacco to make 1.46 million packs of cigarettes

Approximately 18.6 metric tons of smuggled tobacco was seized at the Port of Taichung in central Taiwan early this month, Taichung Customs said on Wednesday. Two cargo containers registered as carrying tobacco leaf waste imported from Vietnam were opened
The China Post (tw)
added Jun 22, 2017 16:01
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] 90% of young Pinoy smokers want to quit – even as tobacco hooks 1 in 9 early teeners worldwide

Roughly 11 percent of youth aged 13 to 15 around the world use tobacco products like cigarettes and cigars, a global survey of students suggests. In the majority of countries, at least half of current tobacco smokers said they wanted to quit, the study
InterAksyon.com (TV 5) (ph)
added Jun 18, 2017 15:39
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Smoking ban in Perak's public and state parks to be enforced from June 1

Perak health committee chairman Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon said spot checks would be conducted from time to time as the element of surprise is key in deterring smokers from lighting up at these newly-gazetted areas. He said the three-month awareness progra
The Star (my)
added May 31, 2017 15:04
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[Asia-pacific] Philippines' tough public smoking ban gets broad support

anti-tobacco activists hailing it as a victory and some smokers saying they were now prepared to kick the habit. Even an industry lobby group, the Philippine Tobacco Institute (PTI), said it supported the regulation and acknowledged the health objectives
Reuters
added May 19, 2017 12:57
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[Asia-pacific] Duterte Orders Strict Smoking Ban in Philippines, and Asks Citizens to Help

The executive order, signed this week and made public on Thursday, forbids the use of tobacco, including electronic cigarettes, in all public spaces, even sidewalks. It also prohibits anyone under 18 from “using, selling or buying cigarettes or tobacco p
New York Times
added May 19, 2017 05:29
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