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[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] Saudi to impose tobacco, sugary drinks tax on June 10

they expect to raise between 8 billion and 10 billion riyals ($2.1 billion to $2.7 billion) annually from the tax, which will comprise a 50 percent levy on soft drinks and 100 percent on tobacco and energy drinks.
Reuters
added May 29, 2017 00:24
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[Asia] Cambodian parliament passes law on tobacco control

All 89 lawmakers, who were present at the session, nodded the law, which states measures to control tobacco-made products in order to reduce impacts on health, economy, society and environment. Opposition lawmaker Ke Sovannaroth, chairwoman of the Natio
Xinhua Newswire
added Apr 10, 2015 13:53
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[Asia, India, Florida] ROY: The unfair $23 billion tobacco verdict: Time for smokers to stop playing dumb

In India I am used to being in a group where I am the only person not smoking. Without ash trays in the house a social life seemed impossible. I have hung out with friends in a bar where everyone is lighting up under a No Smoking sign. No one gives me a
Firstpost.com (in)
added Jul 22, 2014 13:35
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[Asia, Bahrain] Qatar Signs Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products

Qatar signed last night the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products. The signing ceremony took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, where the Permanent Representative of Qatar to the UN Shaikh Mishaal bin Hamad Al Thani s
Kingdom Of Bahrain- Information Affairs Authority (bh)
added Jun 19, 2013 17:14
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[Asia, India] After Delhi govt appeal, Sunny Leone shies off endorsing tobacco products, says hubby Daniel Weber

Actress Sunny Leone has promised she won't be advertising any product related to tobacco in the future, following the Delhi government's appeal to a couple of actors urging them not to endorse pan masala and tobacco products.
Financial Express (in)
added Jan 22, 2016 23:51
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[Asia, India] Hookah less harmful than cigarettes: Study

"The new study reiterates that hookah smoke is a less harmful option compared to cigarette smoking. But I would emphasise more on herbal hookahs which are free of tobacco or nicotine as the best alternative," said Shireen Parker, vice-president of Arabia
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Sep 23, 2013 12:27
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[Asia] Cigars, once banned, fire up troop morale in Afghanistan

military, civilian and contractor members of the Tali-banned Cigar Aficionado Club here say it’s more than a nicotine fix. It’s a bond of friendship, an escape from the drudgery of deployed life and a taste of home. The group takes its name from the fact
Stars & Stripes
added Dec 10, 2016 18:05
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[Asia, Korea - South] S. Korea to control e-cigars in anti-smoking policy

government announced a package of anti-smoking measures on Tuesday that would affect electronic cigarettes as well. It will also push for the revision of health-related laws to tighten control on ads for cigarettes, especially near schools, under the plan
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
added May 12, 2016 02:50
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[Africa, Asia] Egypt's only cigarette producer says 79 billion cigarettes sold over past 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—predominantly owned by the Egyptian state, manufactured 82 billion cigarettes in the year—nearly 61 bil
Al-Ahram (eg)
added Dec 6, 2015 21:31
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[Asia, India] 40% VAT HIKED ON ALL TOBACCO TYPES

There is bad news for smokers as cigarettes will cost more in UP as the state government has increased VAT on all kinds of tobacco, including cigar and ‘khaini’, up to 40 per cent besides imposing a ban on sale of loose cigarettes.
Daily Pioneer (in)
added Sep 23, 2015 15:27
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