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[Asia, China] Chinese lawmakers review draft law on tobacco leaf tax

The draft law was given a first reading at a five-day bimonthly session of the National People's Congress Standing Committee, which opened Monday. The law stipulates that a tax rate of 20 percent will be levied on tobacco leaf buyers, which is unchanged
Xinhua Newswire
added Aug 28, 2017 17:47
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Tobacco industries find new excuse to avoid GHW warning

National Board of Revenue (NBR) is supposed to issue a letter to the Health Ministry to postpone the lawful implementation of GHW...the tobacco companies induced NBR to work for its favor with an excuse of revenue loss and the similar possibilities are ar
Daily Observer (bd)
added Aug 28, 2017 03:09
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[Asia, India] Man with cancer shoots dead colleague who introduced him to smoking in Delhi

Mustakeem Ahmad, a cook at a west Delhi restaurant, was arrested...blamed Inayat for getting him addicted to smoking that later led to his cancer. Amid all this, Ahmad’s work quality deteriorated and he was removed from his job.
Hindustan Times (in)
added Aug 29, 2017 13:49
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] Rajitha claims drug & tobacco lobbies conspiring against him

previous governments did not permit the then health ministers to act against tobacco companies exploiting our people. Our battle against tobacco would never end and we are not afraid of the pharmaceutical and tobacco mafia. I know that they are behind th
The Island (lk)
added Aug 28, 2017 03:11
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[Asia, Iran, Mid-east] Health and Economic Impact of Smoking

Iranians annually smoke 55 billion cigarettes worth 100 trillion rials ($2.6 billion), he said, adding that “The people and government spend around three times the cost of smoking to treat smoking-related diseases ($7.8 billion).” Cigarette smoking play
Financial Tribune
added Aug 27, 2017 07:15
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[Asia, India] 10 shops sealed for selling contraband tobacco

PORT BLAIR, AUG 25: A team of Food Safety Officials led by the District Food Safety Officer, South Andaman conducted surprise raids today in connection with storage and distribution of contraband tobacco products at Haddo, Fisheries Jetty, Phoneix Bay,
Phoenix Post (in)
added Aug 28, 2017 02:13
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[Asia, China] VIDEO: Does your spouse’s smoking drive you mad? One wife takes hilarious revenge with a hairdryer (don’t try this at home)

Bizarre video footage has emerged of a fed up wife using a hairdryer to blow cigarette smoke into her sleeping husband's face, in a bid to make him quit the habit. Exasperated by her partner's smoking, the woman takes her revenge by stuffing a whole pac
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 26, 2017 15:11
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[Asia] Banning e-cigarettes may do more harm than good in India: Experts

While tobacco-associated cancer is easily preventable by cessation of tobacco usage, a prohibitive environment may do more harm than allowing smokers, who wish to cease tobacco use, an alternative option based on nicotine replacement via e-cigarettes, th
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Aug 26, 2017 14:41
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[Asia, India] Reducing nicotine in cigarettes could curb addiction

when the nicotine content was reduced in cigarette, the consumption level of smokers reduced and it was easier for them to quit. However, whether that same effect would be seen in populations highly vulnerable to tobacco addiction was unknown.
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Aug 24, 2017 20:05
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[Asia] The prevalence of illicit cigarette consumption and related factors in Turkey

Just over 1 in 10 smokers (12%) had an illicit cigarette pack about 5 months after the final tax increase; this was most common in the East region of Turkey. Estimates are comparable to those in previous studies and do not indicate that an increase occur
Tobacco Control
added Aug 24, 2017 16:33
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