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[Asia, India] EDITORIAL: Tobacco ban fiasco

Activists believe Dispur should now move the Supreme Court, and thereby bring to centrestage the question of banning tobacco use in all forms. Whether the State government does so remains to be seen, but it needs to undertake awareness drives at school le
The Sentinel (in)
added Nov 1, 2017 02:38
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[Asia, India] Gauhati High Court sets aside Assam government’s anti-tobacco law

The Gauhati High Court has struck down an anti-tobacco law passed by the Assam government, declaring it ultra vires (beyond the state’s powers), The Assam Tribune reported. The Assam Health (Prohibition of Manufacturing, Advertisement, Trade, Storage, D
Scroll.in (in)
added Nov 1, 2017 02:38
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] Japan Tobacco keen on expanding presence, eyes PH as ASEAN hub – Dominguez

which recently bought homegrown Mighty Corp. and allowed the latter to pay a P30-billion tax liability to the Philippine government, is keen on expanding its business in the country, according to Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III.
InterAksyon.com (TV 5) (ph)
added Nov 1, 2017 02:37
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[Asia, India] Delhi government cracks down on city’s hookah bars, asks police, municipal corporations to cancel licences

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said that hookah smoking was not allowed in either non-smoking or even smoking zones in the national capital. Jain has said Delhi Police and municipal corporations should immediately cancel the licences of restaurants
Financial Express (in)
added Oct 31, 2017 16:55
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[Asia, Pakistan] PMPK bounces back

The times they are a changin’ for Marlboro Man in Pakistan! Philip Morris (Pakistan) Limited (PSX: PMPK) has broken the run of loss-making quarters in the three-month period ended September 30, 2017. Looking at the firm’s latest financial announcement to
Business Recorder (pk)
added Oct 31, 2017 16:52
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[Asia, India] ITC: Done in by the cigarette cess hike, but not out yet

What seemed like a windfall for ITC, in the form of a stable tax regime and a lower tax outgo under GST, went wrong after a sharp hike in the cess on cigarettes
livemint.com (in)
added Oct 30, 2017 02:02
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[Asia, India] ITC Q2 net profit up 5.6 per cent y-o-y at 2,639.84 crore

The growth in profit and revenue was buoyed by the growth in non cigarette FMCG business, increase in agri business and strong performance in hotel business. Cigarette business of the company remained subdued this quarter for sharp increase in tax incide
Indian Express
added Oct 30, 2017 02:03
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[Asia, Mid-east] Children in UAE as young as nine smoking: study

A study has shown that children in the UAE are inhaling their first hit of tobacco aged nine or younger, prompting calls for households to become smoke-free to stop children from developing an addiction to nicotine. A UAE University study presented at a
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Oct 28, 2017 14:59
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[Asia, Korea - South] KT&G's Q3 net soars 23 pct on strong exports

KT&G Corp., South Korea's leading tobacco maker, said Thursday its third-quarter net profit rose 23.2 percent from a year ago on the back of brisk overseas sales. Net profit came to 308 billion won (US$274 million) on a consolidated basis in the July-Sep
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
added Oct 26, 2017 04:59
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[Asia] KHAN: Pakistani women and cigarettes / Life as a Pakistani woman smoker

Maybe, one day, no woman will have to hide in the fire exit anyway, just for a smoke. And maybe, one day, we will be able to tame our floodlights onto bigger, more important issues – bigger than cigarettes in the mouths of women.
Daily Times (pk)
added Oct 24, 2017 23:26
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