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[Philippines] Cigarette prices in PH still among lowest despite sin tax, says report

Emer Rojas, president of New Vois Association of the Philippines, said the first edition of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Tobacco Atlas showed that the country continued to have one of the lowest prices of cigarette products in the r
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Sep 2, 2013 20:04
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Holy Smokes! Some People Spend 25% of Their Income on What?!

Don't let your dreams of a comfortable retirement go up in smoke -- or in lottery tickets, or lavish vacations. Gallery: What a Smoker's Budget Could Purchase
Daily Finance (AOL)
added Sep 23, 2012 19:26
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[New York] THOMPSON/SNYDER: Big Tobacco is suffocating Indians' cigarette business

The burgeoning Native American cigarette trade, so vital for the existence of many tribes, has become the setting for a David vs. Goliath battle among Native American small business owners, Big Tobacco and the U.S. government — and Big Tobacco is winning
Albany (NY) Times-Union
added Feb 10, 2016 02:08
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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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[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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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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[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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UK cigarette firm criticised over Laos tobacco tax deal

has been accused of depriving taxpayers in Laos, one of Asia's poorest countries, of tens of millions of pounds, having struck a special tax deal with its government lasting a quarter of a century. ... kept cigarette prices in the country low...But Impe
The Observer (uk)
added Oct 6, 2014 10:38
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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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