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[Burma/Myanmar] Big Tobacco Sets Its Sights On Myanmar As Country Faces Internal Conflict Over Business Versus Health

Multinational tobacco companies looking for new markets are expanding into Myanmar, jeopardizing the nation’s health and the rights of some of its poorest citizens.
IBT - International Business Times
added Nov 20, 2013 15:27
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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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[Canada] SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON TAXATION AND DISPARITIES IN SMOKING

Although smoking rates in Canada remain substantially higher among lower socioeconomic groups, similar reductions have been achieved among all socioeconomic groups over the past 20 years—the period with the largest absolute increases in tobacco taxes.
Canadian Medical Association Journal (ca)
added Mar 31, 2018 14:12
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[Asia, China, Cuba] Middle-class creates red-hot market for cigars

Sales of Cuban cigars are rising in China thanks to a burgeoning middle-class who are wealthier and more concerned about quality of life. Habanos SA, the global tobacco distributor that controls Cuba's cigar industry, said China is now its third-largest
China Daily (cn)
added Sep 26, 2016 14:02
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House bill would curb new regulation of e-cigarettes, cigars

DeLauro offered an amendment ...to drop the cigar exemptions, the chairman, Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., hinted he enjoys cigars as he called for a vote. “In complete and full disclosure,” Rogers said, his sentence trailing off to laughter. “I’m a sinner.” T
AP - Associated Press
added May 6, 2016 19:01
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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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[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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