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[Asia, Bangladesh] Tobacco industry urged to help poor farmers with real support

An anti-tobacco group has called on tobacco industry to end “rhetoric” on World Food Day and provide real support to poor tobacco farmers.
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Oct 15, 2014 12:53
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[Europe] Italy Overtaxed Cheap Cigarettes, Court Finds

Antitrust regulators in Italy found themselves in regulatory crosshairs for their decision in 2012 to set the tobacco tax rate for bargain-brand cigarettes at 115 percent of the rate levied against higher-priced smokes. Bargain tobacconist Yesmoke sued, c
Courthouse News
added Oct 13, 2014 20:08
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[Europe, Italy] Judgment in Case C-428/13: Ministero dell’Economia e delle Finanze e.a. v. Yesmoke Tobacco SpA (PDF)

The minimum excise duty of 115% applied by Italy to cigarettes with a retail price lower than the most popular price category of cigarettes is contrary to EU law Such an excise duty distorts competition
Court of Justice of the European Communities (lu)
added Oct 10, 2014 13:18
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[Europe, Italy] ECJ Rules Against Italian Tobacco Excise Duty Policy

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that Italy's decision to levy a higher minimum excise duty on cheaper-than-average cigarettes contravenes EU law....an excise duty should be made up of two elements: an ad valorem excise duty, calculated on th
Tax-News.com
added Oct 10, 2014 13:10
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The effect of smoke-free policies on hospitality industry revenues in Cyprus: an econometric approach

even in regions with relatively high smoking rates, pro-smoking societal attitudes and weak social norms against tobacco control, and even during periods of economic crisis, smoke-free legislation does not impact negatively on hospitality industry revenue
Tobacco Control
added Oct 8, 2014 06:27
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[UK] Survey suggests number smoking on the increase in region as nationally figures fall - campaigners say recession to blame

Statistics from the Government’s Integrated Household Survey show that smoking rates in the North-East increased from 22.1 per cent of adults in 2012 to 22.3 per cent in 2013. This slight increase is against the background of falling adult smoking rates
Northern Echo (Darlington, UK)
added Oct 8, 2014 05:41
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[Philippines] Lawmaker files minimum cigarette price bill

Amid the proliferation of cheaper cigarette brands, a pro-administration lawmaker filed a proposed measure that seeks to impose a minimum floor price on tobacco products. Based on House Bill No. 5013, Romblon Representative Eleandro Jesus F. Madrona is p
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Oct 7, 2014 17:38
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[UK] Online tool may help low-income people quit smoking

StopAdvisor was found to be especially helpful to low-income people in quitting smoking. Health researchers worry that people with low income or low education levels may be left out when it comes to digital innovations in health and wellness, but in this
Reuters
added Oct 7, 2014 08:37
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[UK] Internet-based intervention for smoking cessation (StopAdvisor) in people with low and high socioeconomic status: a randomised controlled trial [FREE FULL TEXT]

StopAdvisor was more effective than an information-only website in smokers of low, but not high, socioeconomic status. StopAdvisor could be implemented easily and made freely available, which would probably improve the success rates of smokers with low s
The Lancet (uk)
added Oct 7, 2014 08:36
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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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