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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

[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Tobacco sellers fear new warning pictures

will be a heavy burden on Korean retailers, such as convenience stores and duty free shops, according to industry sources. Tobacco manufacturers will have to print images highlighting the deadly risks of smoking on their cigarette packets starting Dec. 2
Korea Times (kr)
added Dec 18, 2016 16:31

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Big tobacco farmers' group backs cigarette tax bill

The National Federation of Tobacco Farmers Association and Cooperatives (NAFTAC) is throwing its full support to House Bill 4144, calling it the “true pro-farmers measure and pro-poor.” NAFTAC president Mario E. Cabasal also called on his group’s member
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Dec 18, 2016 17:18

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Oldest Filipino-owned tobacco firm supports government policy

“The two-tier tax system will benefit the government in terms of revenue. Not only will it benefit local farmers, it will also continuously help the local economy. Nevertheless, we will support any decision that the executive branch will make,’’ accordin
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Dec 17, 2016 07:12

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Tobacco group trashes House sin tax bill

The Philippine Tobacco Growers Association (PTGA) reiterated its strong objection to the House-approved bill proposing a huge increase in cigarette excise taxes while keeping the two-tier structure even as its president Saturnino Distor disowned press re
Manila Times (ph)
added Dec 16, 2016 21:00

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] No smoking zones policy in S’wak needs study, says asst minister

Proper studies must be done before no smoking zones can be enforced in coffee shops, public toilets and open spaces, according to Assistant Minister for Local Government, Penguang Manggil. “The implications must be studied. Otherwise, it may backfire,” he (my)
added Dec 16, 2016 16:36

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Unitary tax rate for cigarette brands unreasonable

A unitary tax rate for all cigarette brands is unreasonable, House ways and means committee chairman Dakila Cua of Quirino said on Thursday. Cua was referring to the House Bill (HB) 4144, which seeks to retain the two-tier structure at present as provid
Manila Times (ph)
added Dec 14, 2016 21:41

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] House approves cigarette tax hike

The new rates under Bill 4144 are P32 per pack for cigarettes with a retail price of up to P11.50 and P36 for those selling above P11.50 per pack. Under the present law, a single rate of P30 per pack regardless of the retail price will be imposed starti
Philippine Star (ph)
added Dec 14, 2016 16:48

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Court puts end to tobacco expansion plan

The Supreme Court has annulled a government road map designed to boost national tobacco production, ruling that the plan is incompatible with child protection and public health, among other concerns. A 2015 Industry Ministry regulation on the tobacco ro
Jakarta Post (id)
added Dec 14, 2016 16:44

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Supreme Court Grants Lawsuit on Cigarette Production

ordered the Industrial Minister to repeal the Regulation because it is considered to be in contradiction with five higher laws and regulations....Tobacco Control stated that the increase will indirectly increase public consumption of cigarettes. Nina said
Tempo (id)
added Dec 13, 2016 19:15
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