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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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[Asia, China, Hong Kong] Budget reaction: Tobacco duty increase 'not enough' to get smokers to quit

Health council disappointed as price of average pack of cigarettes climbs 'only' HK$4 to HK$54
South China Morning Post
added Feb 26, 2014 14:10
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Burma/Myanmar, UK] British American Tobacco returns to Myanmar after 10 years

BAT’s move back into Burma comes as a steady stream of western companies, such as Norway’s Telenor, are looking to do business in a state once shunned by the international community. British American Tobacco is returning to Burma a decade after campaign
Irish Times (ie)
added Jul 8, 2013 16:42
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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, India] Protest goes up in smoke: ITC to resume cigarette manufacturing after court order

"Consequent upon a High Court order passed in favour of the company, the company will soon resume manufacturing of cigarettes at its factories," ITC said in a filing to the BSE.
Times of India
added Apr 16, 2016 11:10
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[Asia] Saudi Arabia raises import fees on cigarettes

The Saudi customs authority has raised import taxes on cigarettes, it said on Monday, days after some shop owners in the kingdom removed packs from their shelves in anticipation of price hikes. Saudi Customs changed its assessment of the value of certai
Reuters
added Mar 14, 2016 18:46
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[Asia, India] 'COTPA 2003: Smokers in public places will be fined Rs 200'

As per the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) 2003, smoking in public places is banned and those who violate the law will be slapped a fine of Rs 200, said additional deputy commissioner Sathish Kumar.
Deccan Herald (in)
added Sep 28, 2015 17:36
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] Tobacco company lures 110000 into smoking

Against a backdrop of delays in making pictorial health warnings on cigarette packs mandatory, almost 110, 000 new smokers have taken up smoking within the last five years, The Nation learns. Senior House Officer at the National Cancer Institute, Mahara
The Nation (lk)
added Apr 7, 2013 00:55
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[Asia] Uzbekistan toughens penalties for use of tobacco products, alcohol in public

consumption of tobacco products in work places, healthcare, education, sport-rehabilitation facilities, places with fire risks, including gasoline stations and other public places punished with a fine at the size of 1/3 sizes of minimal salary.
AzerNews (az)
added Jan 6, 2016 15:18
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Korea - North] North Korea's halting anti-smoking efforts

Things only began to change in the early 2000s, when Kim Jong Il decided to start a massive anti-smoking campaign...North Koreans are exposed to the view of Kim Jong Un, who is said to be a chain-smoker. He is often shown with cigarettes (usually, his fav
NK News
added Dec 5, 2015 17:59
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