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[Asia, Pakistan] Report on enforcement of tobacco control laws launched

CTC-Pak launched a report outlining status of enforcement of tobacco control laws in Pakistan. According to the report, sale of cigarettes to minors remains high nationwide with sales of cigarettes near educational institutions remaining a common occurre
Pakistan Observer (pk)
added Apr 15, 2017 17:24
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[Asia, India] Heady whiff from tobacco scrips ($$)

A public interest suit against insurance companies investing in tobacco stocks has again sparked a debate on ethical investing. However, insurance companies—or any investor for that matter— could risk underperformance by eliminating tobacco companies fro
Business Standard (in)
added Apr 14, 2017 23:42
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[Asia] Azerbaijani parliament passes bill restricting tobacco use

The bill restricting tobacco use was discussed at the plenary session of Azerbaijan’s Milli Majlis (parliament) on Friday... The bill which consists of 3 chapters and 17 articles lists non-smoking places, anti-tobacco measures, etc. The bill was put to
News.az
added Apr 14, 2017 23:18
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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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[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] PIL questions govt. insurance firms’ investments in ITC

A public interest litigation (PIL) filed in the Bombay High Court has challenged the large investments made by government-owned insurance companies in cigarette maker ITC, which is the country’s largest fast moving consumer goods company in terms of mark
The Hindu Online (in)
added Apr 14, 2017 18:27
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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] 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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[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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