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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Burma/Myanmar] Cigarette seller returns to Myanmar

BAT has taken a majority stake of the joint venture with partner IMU Enterprise, a unit of Sein Wut Hmon Group, which distributes Vegas and Golden Eagle cigarette brands. BAT said it plans to invest about US$50 million over five years in a production fa
Myanmar Times (mm)
added Jul 14, 2013 10:51
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[Asia] Tobacco control in Uzbekistan – next steps

Uzbekistan ratified the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) in 2012 and is continuously working towards its implementation. According to the Global Tobacco Control Report 2012, the adult daily smoking prevalence was 10%. This number doe
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 21, 2014 10:18
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[Asia, Saudi Arabia] First 'smoking-free' Saudi city: Taif

A Saudi city banned sale of cigarettes and other types of tobacco at all shops as part of plan to become a "smoking free" town. The southern town of Taif told all its shops and supermarkets to refrain from selling all types of tobacco and warned violato
Emirates 24|7 (ae)
added Mar 15, 2014 14:19
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TAN: Smoking In Asia: A Looming Health Epidemic

After a spate of tobacco-related policy changes in China and across Asia, governments can only hope that these will be enough to stem the looming health epidemic that threatens to reverse the socioeconomic gains of the past decade.
Asian Scientist (sg)
added Aug 24, 2012 01:54
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] Cambodia bans smoking shisha and e-cigarettes

Cambodia has banned e-cigarettes and shisha pipes saying the increasingly popular products contain damaging levels of nicotine and are leading young people to take up smoking. The National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD) ordered authorities to immed
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Feb 27, 2014 19:03
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[Asia, Mid-east] Saudi Arabia to impose 100 percent value added tax on tobacco

Saudi Arabia’s decision to impose 100 percent value added tax (VAT) on tobacco and its products will bring down the number of smokers in the country, said Dr. Mohammed Yamani, chairman of the board of directors of Naqa, an NGO that helps smokers kick the
Al Arabiya News Channel (ae)
added Jan 1, 2017 13:35
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[Asia-pacific, East Timor, India] Southeast Asian Health Ministers Sign Anti-Tobacco Declaration

The Dili Declaration called on governments, United Nations agencies and partners to accelerate tobacco control in the region which accounts for over one-third of the world's tobacco use. "Tobacco kills 1.3 million people in the region every year, includi
New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) (in)
added Sep 8, 2015 10:31
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[Indonesia] Crisis looms as industry lights up Asia

The west is winning the smoking war, but in our region, the fight has just begun.
The Age (au)
added Aug 25, 2012 23:33
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[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] Price of cigarettes to double from Sunday

The Saudi government will from Sunday start implementing a selective tax that includes products that are harmful to health, primarily tobacco, energy drinks and sodas. Recent statistics show that 6 million smokers in Saudi Arabia will be affected by the t
Arab News (sa)
added Jun 13, 2017 02:14
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[Asia, Fiji] Smoking to be banned in schools and tertiary institutes

Schools or tertiary institutes and amusement centers are amongst the public places where smoking will be prohibited from the first of July. This according to Ministry of Health Tobacco Control Unit Head Aminiasi Tavui will be introduced under the Tobacc
FijiVillage.com (fj)
added May 26, 2013 12:57
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