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[Asia] India to ratify WHO protocol against illegal trade of tobacco

The Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the decks for ratification of WHO Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products by India. The protocol applies to prevention of illegal trade of both smoking and smokeless (chewing) forms of tobacco. The move co
Chandigarh Tribune (in)
added May 3, 2018 19:28
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[Asia, India] Cabinet approves accession to the Protocol under WHO Framework Convention on tobacco control to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products

Modi has given approval to accede to the Protocol under World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on tobacco control to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products.
India Blooms (in)
added May 3, 2018 19:21
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[Asia, Mid-east, Uae, District of Columbia] Support growing for e-cigarette revolution in anti-smoking crusade

Speaking at a global e-cigarette summit in Washington DC, experts from science, regulation and public health gave their views on how the industry should develop to help reduce the number of conventional smokers around the world. The UAE aims to reduce t
The National Newspaper (ae)
added May 3, 2018 17:15
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[Asia, Mid-east] Abu Dhabi tobacco sales plummet after excise tax

the dramatic decrease of tobacco sales is the highest since the adoption of excise tax in October 2018, which includes a 100 percent price increase in tobacco, as well as price hikes on a number of products “that harm public health” such as soft and energ
Arabian Business
added May 1, 2018 04:35
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[Asia, India] PRASAD: Scary, yet banal

Contrary to tobacco companies’ claims, there is now empirical evidence that large, graphic pictorial warnings on tobacco products have a telling effect on consumer behaviour. From 38% in 2009-10, the proportion of cigarette smokers in India who thought of
The Hindu Online (in)
added Apr 30, 2018 20:39
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[Asia, Pakistan] HALL: Enhancing the tobacco industry’s revenue base

The Network for Consumer Protection (TNCP) report, 2017, informs that Pakistan has one of the highest prevalence of tobacco use in the world. This is alarming while it is equally distressing that the already weak tax levying and collection system of Paki
Daily Times (pk)
added Apr 29, 2018 17:19
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[Asia, Pakistan] Need of strong tobacco control regime

Increasing taxes is one of few options available with the government to control tobacco consumption, but last year an adjustment in duty structure of cigarettes was introduced which led to a sharp fall in its price resulting in promotion of smoking espec
The Nation (pk)
added Apr 26, 2018 15:55
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[Asia, Pakistan] Fighting stick with stick

the anti-tobacco campaigners, independent research organisations, the Ministry of National Health Services (MNHS) etc, reject this claim and stress that the production of cigarettes has increased drastically due to tax concessions, and the revenue target
The News (pk)
added Apr 26, 2018 15:19
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[Asia, Vietnam] Tobacco control is losing ground

To give readers some context, the health ministry called for a 100 per cent increase over what is being proposed by a draft law on Special Consumption Tax, which is to come into effect in 2020 and sets the tax at VND1,000 or US$.044. Taking into conside
Vietnam Net
added Apr 26, 2018 14:40
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[Asia, Pakistan] FBR assigned to reduce tobacco consumption

health ministry ... has asked FBR to implement only two slabs which are in international practice and end the third slab which covers the price from Rs35 to 55 approximately, added official.
The Nation (pk)
added Apr 26, 2018 13:59
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