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[Asia, Pakistan] MNCs continue to flourish amid flawed taxation system

Multinational companies (MNCs) in the tobacco sector are allegedly flourishing at the cost of Pakistan’s economic interests owing to glaring flaws in the taxation mechanism coupled with an absence of practicable laws to effectively regulate the functionin
Pakistan Today (pk)
added Dec 8, 2018 23:55
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[Asia] Juul, smokin' hot Silicon Valley e-cigarette startup, wants India to light up. Will regulators prove a drag?

Barely three months after the Indian government issued an advisory against electronic nicotine-delivery systems, Juul Labs, the Silicon Valley e-cigarette startup valued at USD16 billion, is making fast moves to enter India. According to two people f
Times of India
added Dec 7, 2018 15:09
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[Asia] WHO: 50% of Egyptian Youth Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

"almost half of young Egyptians (48.9%) are exposed to secondhand smoke at home, and 36.5% are exposed to it in the workplace." Dr. Doaa Al-Saleh, coordinator of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), said: "These rates refer to those wh
Asharq Al-Awsat (uk)
added Dec 5, 2018 17:33
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[Asia, Pakistan] Sin tax to be inflicted on tobacco products

the federal minister revealed: “We are sending a sin tax bill in the National Assembly in which taxes would be imposed on cigarettes and tobacco products.” He went on to add the accumulated tax would be invested on the youth in terms of their human d
The News (pk)
added Dec 4, 2018 15:49
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[Asia, China] Law should ban smoking in public places

Chinese Association on Tobacco Control suggested changing "smoking in public places should be controlled" to "smoking in indoor public places, indoor work places and public transport must be banned". Legal Daily comments: The suggested revision is not on
China Daily (cn)
added Dec 4, 2018 12:23
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[Asia, China] KIDWAI: Time to stub out smoking

tough measures are required to reduce smoking rates. The government should extend the ban on smoking in public places nationwide and strictly monitor its implementation...Many experts advocate raising prices of cigarettes, but I believe that's a wrong mov
China Daily (cn)
added Dec 2, 2018 21:17
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[Asia, China] EDITORIAL: Bigger sales of tobacco products go against plan for healthy nation

The Healthy China 2030 plan vows to reduce the size of smoker population...But given the tobacco corporation's deployment and growth momentum these years...the goal of downsizing the smoking population is mission impossible unless there is a drastic chan
China Daily (cn)
added Dec 2, 2018 16:32
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[Asia, China] Plan to raise tobacco sales criticized

China's national tobacco regulator's plan to increase sales has been criticized as going against the trend of tobacco control. The State Tobacco Monopoly Administration, the national regulatory body of tobacco industry, and China National Tobacco Corp, a
China Daily (cn)
added Dec 2, 2018 16:29
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[Asia, China] Survey finds smoking damages male fertility

Male smokers are at higher risk of reproductive problems, including difficulty conceiving, abnormal sperm and partners who have miscarriages or deformed fetuses, according to a survey based on more than 4,000 male patients across China. For example, 16.
China Daily (cn)
added Dec 2, 2018 16:27
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[Asia, India] Assam Schools To Take Oath On Not To Use Betel Nut Or Tobacco

Around 45 lakh children studying in government schools across Assam will be administered an oath on Saturday not to use betel nut or tobacco.
New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) (in)
added Nov 30, 2018 18:08
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