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[Asia, Pakistan] Sale of cigarettes to minors remains high; enforcement of laws poor: CTC report

The sale of cigarettes to minors remains high nationwide in Pakistan; the sales of cigarettes near educational institutions is also a common occurrence...a report launched simultaneously in Islamabad, Karachi and Peshawar on Thursday by the Coalition for
The News (pk)
added Apr 14, 2017 18:27
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[Asia, India] Crackdown on tobacco use; hookah bars to close down

"The hookah bars usually operate under licenses for a bar or a restaurant. But they come under COTPA, which prohibits smoking in public places," LR Pathak, state co-ordinator for tobacco control in Jharkhand, said. "We have identified such hookah bars in
Times of India
added Apr 14, 2017 18:16
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[Asia, China] Healthcare expenditure, productivity losses raise costs of smoking: WHO

The economic dividends from China's tobacco industry are a false economy, which is at odds with government's vision for China's future, the World Health Organization (WHO) claimed on Friday. "The total economic cost of tobacco use in China in 2014 amoun
Global Times (cn)
added Apr 14, 2017 23:06
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[Asia] Smoking to kill 200 million in China this century: WHO

said Friday that the Asian giant will suffer an economic toll if it does not urgently reduce its smoking population. The paper -- called "The Bill China Cannot Afford" -- estimated that the total annual economic cost of tobacco use in the country in 2014
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Apr 14, 2017 18:04
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[India] Higher tobacco taxes can save 35-45 billion lives in South Asia: Study

It stated that annual increase in tobacco tax has mostly been below the rate of inflation and income growth, thus cigarettes remain affordable
The Economic Times (India)
added Apr 14, 2017 18:58
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[Asia, India] Higher tax on tobacco can save millions of lives

Analysing tobacco consumption trends, they found South Asia with a population of 1.1 billion adults, has about 170 million adult smokers - mostly men from India. The rates of tobacco cessation are very low and happens in India only after contracting a di
Deccan Herald (in)
added Apr 12, 2017 19:07
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[Asia] Bangladesh to increase tobacco tax in next fiscal year

“We are aiming to remove bidi from Bangladesh in two years,” Muhith said, after a meeting with the chiefs of parliamentary standing committees in Dhaka. Muhith made the same pledge on Mar 30 arguing that bidi, a type of cheap cigarette, was “very dangero
Customs Today (pk)
added Apr 12, 2017 15:09
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[Asia] Sri Lanka Government's program to reduce tobacco and alcohol consumption is a success, President claims

said for the first time in history the Treasury has reported to the Cabinet that the revenues made from tobacco and alcohol had dropped drastically. He said this is a good thing since reduced revenues means reduced consumption.
LankaPage.com
added May 1, 2017 22:15
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Muhith plans tobacco tax hike for next fiscal year

The government plans to hike taxes on tobacco again next fiscal year to discourage its consumption. Tobacco is less taxed in Bangladesh than in other countries, according to Finance Minister AMA Muhith. “We are aiming to remove bidi from Bangladesh in
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Apr 13, 2017 15:32
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[Asia] Moving past the problematisation of tobacco farming: insights from South India

The paper ultimately advocates further research on locally specific settings to better understand why tobacco cash crop remains so resilient in the Global South today, and a move beyond problematisations of the tobacco industry alone when looking at produ
Tobacco Control
added Apr 13, 2017 11:17
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