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[Asia, India] Hike in excise duty on tobacco products lauded

As the central government on Monday announced an increase in excise duty on tobacco products by 10-15 percent in the 2016-17 general budget to discourage increasing consumption, people from various strata lauded the decision.
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Mar 1, 2016 06:52
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[Asia] Can Hun Sen Help Cambodia Quit Smoking?

He is now using Facebook to launch a sort of public health campaign, urging his followers, and all his countrymen, to extinguish their last cigarette. “In this post I’m asking my Cambodian people to quit smoking, especially youth,” the Facebook post rea
Voice of America (VOANews.com)
added Feb 10, 2016 23:10
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] 'Philippines should demand Thailand's compliance with WTO cigarette ruling'

ppines should compel Thailand to abide by the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) ruling on the cigarette-tax case, after Bangkok slapped tax-evasion charges against Philip Morris Thailand (PMT), a legal expert said over the weekend. Lawyer Anthony Abad, wh
Business Mirror (ph)
added Jan 25, 2016 22:07
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[Asia, Cambodia] Tobacco law fines in works

In a workshop yesterday, ministry personnel, NGO staff and the media met to discuss cigarette companies’ non-compliance with the law. ... tobacco sellers have continued to place ads in public places – from clubs to stores to parking lots.
Phnom Penh Post (kh)
added Jan 22, 2016 13:36
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[Asia, Taiwan] Woman to get compensation for 2nd-hand smoke from neighbors

The New Taipei District Court ruled Monday that a man and his son should pay NT$24,900 (US$753) to a woman for letting the smell of the smoke of their cigarettes spiral up to their neighbor's apartment. The woman, surnamed Chen, filed a suit in court sta
The China Post (tw)
added Jan 4, 2016 19:05
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[Asia] The Price of Secularism in Bangladesh

This was the unmarked headquarters of the Shahbag movement. A cloud of cigarette smoke hung over the scene. ‘‘We’re so tense these days that everybody has started smoking again,’’
New York Times
added Dec 29, 2015 15:52
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[Asia, India] Tobacco users beware !

A 30-year-old long-time chewable tobacco user from Nungbrang village in Imphal East district is currently undergoing treatment at Radiology Department of RIMS after his left lower cheek developed a medium size hole.
E-Pao.net (in)
added Nov 29, 2015 16:25
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[Asia, India] Tobacco litter a potential threat

leaving the environment polluted, spreading diseases and possibly contaminating food, says a body of oncologists in Kolkata. Cigarette and bidi butts, along with chewing tobacco spits littered on streets, should be classified as toxic wastes, they have
Times of India
added Nov 25, 2015 16:57
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[Asia, Pakistan] Deconstructing big tobacco

tobacco not only earns forex but contributes the most to Pakistan’s excise tax base. Unfortunately, there are two main problems that have capped the growth of this industry – illegal cigarettes and lack of agricultural credit.
Business Recorder (pk)
added Nov 24, 2015 04:02
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[Asia, India] Rules, rain and fake cigarettes hit tobacco growers

Tobacco farmers in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka are distressed because of falling product prices. Illegal cigarettes, excessive regulation and poor monsoon were hurting them, said the farmers. Though the government had intervened and started purchasing
Business Standard (in)
added Oct 27, 2015 20:03
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