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[Asia, Singapore] Some retailers increase cigarette prices following tax hike

The excise duties on cigarettes would increase to 42.7 cents per stick of cigarette, up from 38.8 cents previously, said the Ministry of Finance. Of the six retailers that Channel NewsAsia approached, two of them said they had already increased the pric
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Feb 21, 2018 00:28
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[Asia, Singapore] Budget 2018: 10% increase in tobacco excise duty from Feb 19

The Government will impose a 10 per cent increase in tobacco excise duty in a bid to discourage consumption, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said during his Budget speech on Monday (Feb 19).
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Feb 20, 2018 00:15
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[Asia, India] Tobacco use slides in state

Prevalence of tobacco use in Bihar has seen a sharp decline from 53.5 to 25.9 per cent in the last seven years. In fact, Bihar is the second state after Sikkim, which has seen the highest percentage dip in tobacco consumption. Tobacco consumption in Sikk
The Telegraph (Calcutta) (in)
added Feb 18, 2018 02:54
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[Asia, India] Tobacco use down 27.6% in state: Survey

The Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2 (GATS-2) for the year 2016-17 revealed that the prevalence of tobacco use in Bihar has dropped from 53.5% to 25.9% in the last seven years. The survey fact sheet was released by state health minister Mangal Pandey on Satu
Times of India
added Feb 18, 2018 02:10
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[Asia, India] Mumbai Pollution Levels Causing Increased Respiratory Illnesses In Children

Other than outdoor pollution, second-hand tobacco smoke and indoor fumes are also considered as top causes of infection among children. In poorly ventilated dwellings, indoor smoke can be 100 times higher than acceptable levels for small particles.
Mid-day.com (in)
added Feb 17, 2018 16:08
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[Asia, China] Doctor sees anxiety end with ruling

Yang Fan's feelings of anxiety finally subsided after a court overturned a decision that ordered him to compensate the family of an elderly man who died after a quarrel over smoking in an elevator...when he got into a heated exchange with the deceased, s
China Daily (cn)
added Feb 16, 2018 17:13
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[Asia] Q&A: Bill Gates on China's role in global poverty alleviation and development

And the final disease area is in tobacco - to work with the government and see how we can help with policies that would reduce deaths from lung cancer and other cancers that you get from either first-hand or second-hand smoke.
Xinhua Newswire
added Feb 13, 2018 17:58
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[Asia, China] Zhanjiang cracks down on smuggling

A total of 208 smuggling cases were handled by Zhanjiang Customs in 2017, seizing 510 million yuan ($80.7 million) worth of contraband goods which evaded around 120 million yuan worth of taxes. This step up in anti-smuggling is due to the national "Swor
China Daily (cn)
added Feb 16, 2018 22:01
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[Asia, Mid-east] Oman to hike tax on tobacco

Tax on tobacco in Oman will soon be doubled, senior officials at the Ministry of Health announced on Sunday. Set to be levied at 200 per cent, this increase is a part of the Sultanate’s recently launched National Multisectoral Plan for Prevention and Con
Times of Oman (om)
added Feb 12, 2018 06:41
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[Asia, Thailand] Smuggled cigarettes, tobacco seized in North, South

Authorities seized contraband cigarettes and tobacco worth more than 800,000 baht smuggled through the Three Pagodas Pass border crossing in Sangkhla Buri district on Sunday evening. Provincial excise officials, soldiers, police, defence volunteers and l
Bangkok Post (th)
added Feb 12, 2018 06:39
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