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[Asia, Korea - South] Tobacco price hike begets fresh uncertainties

While the new tobacco tax has been in effect in South Korea for only three weeks... The ugly side effects of the economic policy include the personal use of corporate credit cards for buying cigarettes, illegal cigarette sales online and increasing visits
Korea Herald (kr)
added Jan 27, 2015 12:39
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[Asia, Burma/Myanmar] Betel Addiction Trumps Burma's Anti-Tobacco Campaign

An anti-tobacco campaign in Burma has had little effect, campaigners say, as the popularity of chewing betel nut continues to grow. “Of anywhere in Southeast Asia, Burma has the most people consuming betel quid with tobacco. More than 51 percent of the p
The Irrawaddy Magazine (th)
added May 29, 2014 15:59
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Shops fined for tobacco slip-up

Five shops, including superstores, and seven people in Dhaka’s Mirpur were fined on Sunday for flouting the tobacco control law.
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Apr 14, 2014 00:36
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[Asia, Nepal] Officials hope many lives will be saved

The Supreme Court's order to tobacco companies to put pictorial warnings covering 75 percent space on wrappers of all types of tobacco products has cheered health officials who think the graphic alarms on health will help decrease deaths caused by tobacc
eKantipur (np)
added Jan 4, 2014 05:21
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[Asia, Israel] Court orders 10-fold increase in smoking compensation

The Bella Shlomkin’s club, which two years ago was ordered by the Central District Court to pay the Israel Cancer Association NIS 90,000 for failing to ensure no smoking on the premises, received an unpleasant surprise on Thursday.
Jerusalem Post
added Jun 7, 2013 09:58
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[Asia] HU: China's smokers: CNTC's captive market

BAT and PMI are reliant on the CNTC to sell their brands in China (555 for BAT and Marlboro for PMI); CNTC needs Big Tobacco to distribute Chinese brands to the world. However, since Chinese brands are virtually unknown outside the country and appeal mai
Financial Times blogs
added May 23, 2013 21:50
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[Asia] New excise stamps on alcohol, tobacco introduced in Uzbekistan

Alcohol and tobacco products will be marked with new excise stamps in Uzbekistan from April 1, 2013. The new excise stamps with additional protection levels will be applied to the products both produced in Uzbekistan and imported from other countries, A
AzerNews (az)
added Apr 5, 2013 14:03
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[Asia, India] MANUEL: Bonding With Pierce Brosnan—Over Cigars, Not Paan Masala!

in an interview scheduled over just eight minutes, in which I was to bring out the bon vivant in Brosnan, and find out what he liked to eat and drink, that's what we did. Smoked cigars. He had been smoking cigars since he was nine! "I got hooked onto the
Huffington Post (blog)
added Oct 17, 2016 17:28
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[Africa, Asia] Al-Bawaba Egypt's tobacco industry is smokin', despite tax hike

Egypt's main and sole tobacco producer said its total cigarette production over the past fiscal year has seen an uptick of around 8.5 percent, with 82 billion cigarettes produced and 79 billion sold, mostly to Egyptians, in this period. Eastern Company—p
Al Bawaba.com (jo)
added Dec 7, 2015 15:51
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[Asia, East Timor] Indonesia in Uneasy Glare as WHO Turns Its Focus to Tobacco

“Tougher actions are needed for tobacco control and prevention,” said Poonam Khetrapal Singh, the WHO’s regional director. “Countries must equally tax all tobacco products, ban tobacco advertisements, enforce pictorial warnings on cigarette packs and imp
Jakarta Globe (id)
added Sep 7, 2015 11:19
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