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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Smokers remain victim of price hikes

Kim is not alone. He is one of many smokers in their 40s and 50s who pay more to smoke but their wages remain unchanged or have begun to shrink due to the peak wage system through which they get less pay for years from the age of 55 to open up jobs for y
Korea Times (kr)
added Oct 6, 2015 22:09

[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

A closer look at ‘Cheap White’ cigarettes [FREE FULL TEXT]

We confirmed that many Cheap White brands do not comply with the legal requirements in countries where they are sold, but also found that some of these cigarettes appear to be sold legally even outside their country of origin. The presence of untaxed Chea
Tobacco Control
added Sep 29, 2015 08:26

[Europe, Netherlands, UK] 'Bored' migrants CRITICISE lack of cash to buy cigarettes and slow internet in camps

Refugees occupying the Ter Apel camp in the Netherlands have bemoaned the lack of comforts inside the centre, claiming they have become "bored" as a result... The man complained about not having money to buy cigarettes
The [London, UK] Express
added Sep 27, 2015 22:10

UN Officially Recognizes that Tobacco Makes the World Poorer

General Assembly formally adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a plan to eradicate global poverty. The goals formally recognize, on a global scale, the negative impact of tobacco consumption on health, wealth, and development and commit membe
ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) (us)
added Sep 26, 2015 18:16

[Asia, India] Hike in VAT, ban on sale of loose cigarettes to negatively impact tobacco companies

India’s most populous state of Uttar Pradesh has decided to hike VAT on cigarettes and tobacco products. On cigarettes, it has been raised from 25% to 40% and on other tobacco products, it has been raised from 30% to 40%. PrintEmailSave
added Sep 24, 2015 18:26

The European health report 2015: Targets and beyond – reaching new frontiers in evidence (PDF)

Absolute differences between countries remain unacceptably large, especially for indicators linked to social determinants of health, and the European Region still has the highest rates of alcohol consumption and tobacco smoking in the world.
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Sep 24, 2015 12:23

[Africa, Zimbabwe] AUDIO: Harare's Move to Ban Smoking in Public Places Receives Mixed Reactions

The government is planning to introduce a law that would prohibit public smoking but the move has been received with mixed feelings. Authorities are planning to introduce a Bill in parliament that... "I do not understand it because Zimbabwe we are a tob
Voice of America (
added Sep 23, 2015 15:53

The stunning — and expanding — gap in life expectancy between the rich and the poor

"The bottom of the socioeconomic distribution isn't experiencing any material increase in life expectancy," he told Wonkblog. Those disparities are partly due to the varying lifestyles of the rich and poor, who are more likely to be obese and to smoke c
Washington Post
added Sep 23, 2015 14:00

[Utah] Report: Higher smoking, drinking among construction workers

Utah residents who work in construction and manufacturing are more likely to smoke and binge drink than workers in other industries, according to a new report from Utah's Department of Health. The data is based on a telephone survey of more than 10,000 U
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 21, 2015 20:23
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