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[Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan] EDITORIAL: Cigarettes smuggling threatens local industry

two key factors explain the rising sales of smuggled cigarettes; the introduction of pictorial health warnings in Pakistan. (effective September 2010) and the ever–increasing taxes on local cigarette producers. These two preventive measures enforced to cu
Pakistan Observer (pk)
added Jan 12, 2013 11:13
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National forum on the future of tobacco control in Canada: What we heard

The expiry of the current Federal Tobacco Control Strategy (FTCS) in March 2018 presents an opportunity to modernize the federal approach, reduce the burden of tobacco use on all Canadians and strengthen Canada's role as a world leader in public health.
Canada.ca (ca)
added May 31, 2017 18:50
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JTI to bring bejewelled Sobranie cases to selected airports in 2014

three exquisitely jewelled cigarette cases in travel retail in 2014, as part of the Beyond Compare campaign for its cigarette brand Sobranie. The company has commissioned acclaimed jewellery designer Lara Bohinc to create the eight-carat gold, ruby-stud
The Moodie Report (uk)
added Oct 17, 2013 07:21
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[California] WALTERS: Smoking tax hike would punish poor

Or would it encourage them to deprive themselves and their families of vital consumer goods, such as food, to finance their habits, or perhaps make California a more lucrative venue for cigarette smugglers and black-market suppliers?
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Dec 1, 2014 06:26
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[Bangladesh] Rising tobacco use sparks concerns

The tobacco control law of 2005 provides for bans on advertising, promotion and sponsorship, smoking in public places and public transports and requirements for warning on cigarette packets. However, direct tobacco advertising had been banned only for sm
Dhaka Tribune (bd)
added Jun 2, 2013 09:46
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[Philippines] A David-and-Goliath war over cigarettes

The sin tax, which raised the prices of premium cigarette brands, changed the fortunes of Fortune Tobacco and Philip Morris, which have now combined themselves into a single corporation, the Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corp. (PMFTC), the country’s larg
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph) [inactive]
added Jun 2, 2014 14:53
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[Philippines] BAT plans new cigarette brands

Global tobacco giant British American Tobacco is looking to launch new brands, including a budget-oriented one, in the Philippines as part of efforts to increase its market share and tap a wider client base.
Philippine Star (ph)
added Feb 17, 2013 14:57
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[Asia-pacific, Georgia] U.S. Proposes Provision on Tobacco in Trade Pact

The tobacco provision remains tentative, but its inclusion in the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership being negotiated here would be a major victory for public health advocates and could set a precedent for other trade pacts. Tobacco companies have been
New York Times
added Oct 1, 2015 22:14
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HUMPHREYS: Why the wealthy stopped smoking, but the poor didn't

Poorer smokers simply have a hard time quitting, for at least three reasons: 1) Lower income smokers take longer and deeper drags...poor smokers often have to make quit-attempts alongside people who are continuing to smoke...likely to lag middle class pe
Washington Post
added Jan 14, 2015 12:40
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[Asia] 'Tobacco control at a crossroads in Bangladesh'

Bangladesh, among the top five countries in tobacco consumption, stands at a “critical juncture” in controlling it, president of the US-based Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) has said.
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Jul 12, 2014 15:19
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