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[Asia, India] 'Contolling illicit tobacco best way to curb health burden'

"As of 2014, five tobacco companies accounted for 85 per cent of the global cigarette market. Policies aimed at limiting the market power of tobacco companies are largely untested but hold promise for reducing tobacco use," said the report 'The Economics
Business Standard (in)
added Jan 10, 2017 18:51

[Asia, Sri Lanka] Government lost Rs. 13 billion in revenue from cigarettes

Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC) says that the revenue model which would have earned the government of Sri Lanka around Rs. 100 billion in 2016 is now broken. The company notes that the excise and VAT hikes in October and November last year, which led t
Colombo Gazette (lk)
added Jan 10, 2017 18:59

[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] No smoking campaign warns women of ruining their looks

Tobacco and Narcotics Combat Charity Society (Kafa) in the Red Sea city of Jeddah told the students that smoking was bad for their health and for their appearances. Under the “Do Not Spoil Your Beauty” campaign, the girls are given presentations on the ne
Gulf News (ae)
added Jan 10, 2017 17:40

[Asia, Taiwan] Smokers to pay for long-term care plan via taxes

A proposal to cover long-term care costs by increasing taxes on cigarettes by NT$20 (US$0.63) per pack is expected to pass its final vote in the legislature this week. The legislature is scheduled to deliberate on proposed amendments to the bill on long-
Taipei Times (tw)
added Jan 9, 2017 00:01

[Asia, India] Careless smokers caused 4821 fires in city last year

Data from the fire department shows that careless smoking has sparked more blazes than open fires or explosive fireworks in the city over the last few years. According to its records, careless smoking is the leading cause of fire accidents in the city. T
Times of India
added Jan 8, 2017 23:42

[Asia, Mid-east] Price hike alert: GCC gears up for higher taxes on tobacco, soft drinks, luxury cars

The six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is gearing up to double the taxation on certain items like cigarettes in the coming months. The GCC will gradually implement a selective tax on 93 commodities starting the second quarter of this year and expa
Al (jo)
added Jan 9, 2017 00:04

[Asia, Israel] Netanyahu's lawyer: Receiving cigars from a friend is not a criminal offense

Attorney Yaakov Weinroth, who represents Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, told the press on Friday that, "any reasonable person knows that someone bringing their friend cigars is not a criminal offense." Channel 2 reported on Thursday that Israeli pro
Jerusalem Post
added Jan 7, 2017 20:45

[Asia, India] Government’s tollfree ‘Quitline’ helped 40% smokers quit tobacco use

Almost 40% people who signed up for the cessation programme, quit smoking or chewing tobacco for three to five weeks, according to the five-month analysis of data of more than 3,000 people who called QuitLine.
Hindustan Times (in)
added Jan 9, 2017 20:41

[Asia, Saudi Arabia] Kingdom gets serious about its tobacco problem

To intensify its anti-smoking efforts, the Ministry of Health recently began operating mobile anti-smoking clinics that go to malls and neighborhoods. The clinics have male and female specialists who can educate smokers on the detrimental effects of toba
Saudi Gazette Online (sa)
added Jan 9, 2017 01:54

[Asia, Israel] 'Billionaire gave Netanyahus cigars, champagne worth hundreds of thousands'

A corruption investigation into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly addressing suspicions the premier and his wife illicitly accepted cigars worth hundreds of thousands of shekels and champagne from a Hollywood billionaire.
Times of Israel (is)
added Jan 7, 2017 20:39
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