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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Tobacco-producing LGUs to get P29.5 billion in excise tax shares

The Department of Budget and Management has ordered the release of a total of P29.5 billion to tobacco-producing provinces, cities and towns as part of their share from excise taxes collected in 2011, 2014 and 2015. Local Budget Memorandum No. 76 signed
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:54
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Pacquiao seeks to double tobacco tax rate

The boxer-turned-senator was awarded the first anti-smoking champion belt by the Bawas Bisyo Youth for Sin Tax Movement for filing the measure
Philippine Star (ph)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:52
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[Asia-pacific] Malaysia to learn from Australia on tobacco control

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam congratulated the country for significantly reducing smoking among its citizens. “The prevalence of smoking in Australia is only 11 per cent against Malaysia’s 23 per cent. We are very excited to see how Austr
New Straits Times (my)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:40
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Imports of e-cigarettes rose sharply since conventional tobacco tax hike in 2015: data

Industry sources attribute the sharp rise to smokers switching to e-cigarettes which are exempted from higher taxes. The government increased taxes on cigarettes by 2,000 won ($1.70) per pack from Jan. 1, 2015, raising the price to 4,500 won per pack, a
Korea Herald (kr)
added Oct 10, 2017 15:27
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] LGUs warned on potential vulnerability to tobacco industry

Local government units (LGUs) were warned by a public health policy think tank on their potential vulnerability to tobacco industry interference.... HealthJustice Philippines, in its study titled “Countering Tobacco Industry Interference at the Local Lev
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Oct 8, 2017 10:29
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] BAT seen to actively promote premium cigarette brands

we continue to see a challenging environment and pressure on cigarette manufacturers. To protect market share, we do not expect cigarette manufacturers to raise prices in 2018. BAT is expected to actively promote the Premium brand of Dunhill (RM17 per pac
The Edge (my)
added Oct 6, 2017 15:40
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] VOTE 2017: Kibo no To pledges to clear air of cigarette smoke, pollen

Eradicating hay fever and eliminating secondhand smoke are among the campaign pledges of Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike’s Kibo no To (Party of hope) to improve the lives of Japanese.
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Oct 6, 2017 15:33
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly passes ordinance against passive smoking aimed at protecting children

approved an ordinance aimed at protecting children from inhaling secondhand cigarette smoke in homes and other places. The ordinance, cosponsored by Tomin First (Tokyoites First), Komeito and the Democratic Party, was approved by a majority vote in a ple
Japan Times (jp)
added Oct 6, 2017 15:32
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[Asia-pacific, Taiwan] Tobacco farming dwindles

About 84 percent of Taiwan’s tobacco farmers have stopped growing the crop, the Council of Agriculture said on Friday, adding that farmers can apply for subsidies until the end of the year, when the Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor Corp (TTLC) is to stop purcha
Taipei Times (tw)
added Oct 6, 2017 02:54
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - North, Malaysia] LUNA: How black market tobacco fuels terrorism / Illicit cigarettes are now second only to the heroin trade in helping fund some of the Taliban militias.

It’s time to focus the world’s attention on a smuggling enterprise that helps underwrite North Korea’s nukes and Taliban terror... During my tenure at the US State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, we released a
FreeMalaysiaToday.com (my)
added Oct 6, 2017 02:31
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