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[Asia, India] Govt may harden stance on investing in tobacco firms

The Union health ministry has asked the finance ministry to direct government institutions not to invest in companies involved in the manufacture and marketing of tobacco. “We have sent representation to the finance ministry about not investing in compan
livemint.com (in)
added Nov 4, 2016 14:49
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[Asia, Mid-east, Uae: Dubai] WARNING: Shisha worse than cigarette smoking

A new study by the NYU Abu Dhabi Public Health Research Centre has revealed that smoking shisha at home exposes children and non-smokers in the house to even more harmful pollutants than secondhand smoke from cigarettes.
Khaleej Times (ae)
added Nov 3, 2016 21:14
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[Asia] UPDATE 2-India finalises four rates for new sales tax

* Tobacco & luxury cars to attract 28 pct rate, plus cess . . . The new tax would also include a separate central "cess" that will be levied on tobacco products, luxury cars and aerated drinks, charged on top of the 28 percent tax bracket.
Reuters
added Nov 3, 2016 21:14
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[Asia, Cambodia, Vietnam] Tobacco turns over a new leaf

Agriculture officials and struggling smallholder tobacco farmers are cautiously hopeful that tariff exemptions granted under a new trade agreement with Vietnam will lift sagging demand for their crops. Khann Samban, director of industrial crops at the M
Phnom Penh Post (kh)
added Nov 3, 2016 21:14
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[Asia, Cambodia] Vietnam: Zero Duties for Rice, Tobacco

Vietnam agreed yesterday to waive all duties on a total of 300,000 tons of rice and 3,000 tons of dried tobacco exported annually from Cambodia to the country, according to a bilateral agreement signed at two back-to-back summits to promote economic coop
Khmer Times (kh)
added Nov 3, 2016 21:13
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[Asia, Cambodia] Trade deal to reduce tariffs with Vietnam

Vietnam agreed to provide the same preferential treatment for 39 Cambodian products, including 300,000 tonnes of rice annually and 3,000 tonnes of dried tobacco in 2016 and 2017.
Phnom Penh Post (kh)
added Nov 3, 2016 21:13
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[Asia, India] Proposed 26 pct sin rate on Tobacco to negatively impact revenue, public health

26 percent Sin rate will be well below the rate required to maintain a revenue neutral position for tobacco and will significantly reduce tax burden on ALL tobacco products since the existing average VAT rates themselves are higher than 26 percent on most
ANI (in)
added Nov 3, 2016 15:24
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[Asia, India] Health Department, Leh organizes workshop on Tobacco Control Programme

The National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP) was recently launched in the month of June in Leh with the setting up of district tobacco control cell at SNM Hospital, Leh and in Kashmir division of J&K state Leh is among the 5 districts selected for this
Scoop News (in)
added Nov 3, 2016 15:15
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[Asia, India, Pakistan] A tobacco-free world?

The WHO conference goes under the name COP7... The tobacco farmers may not have a loud voice, and it is said that in Pakistan alone, there are some 70,000 of them, and that means when we include their families, that in the range of one million people dep
The Nation (pk)
added Nov 3, 2016 15:13
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[Asia, Burma/Myanmar] Big Tobacco Meddling With Myanmar’s Government – Report

The report, by the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance, finds “high levels” of tobacco industry interference in Myanmar, which has been included in the annual update of ASEAN countries for the first time. The report throws light on Big Tobacco’s so
Myanmar Business Today (mm)
added Nov 3, 2016 14:36
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