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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, Uae: Dubai] Smoke-free Dubai: Rules strictly in force… Click to know where you cannot light-up

Salah Amiri, Assistant Director General of Dubai Municipality has stated that the civic body has issued a comprehensive guide regulating the smoking in public places. The guide contains instructions, guidelines and conditions for controlling smoking in
Emirates 24|7 (ae)
added Sep 21, 2013 14:36
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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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[Asia, India] Delhi govt accuses fired official of faults graver than smoking cigars at work

“on several occasions, he (Joshi) has been found smoking cigars and chewing tobacco within office premises”.
Indian Express (in)
added May 14, 2015 00:22
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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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