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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Cigarette prices going up

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. He said the price increase was in line with the recent Sales and Service Tax (SST) implementation on Sept 1. "The SST will cause the prices of all tobacco products to increase.
The Star (my)
added Oct 16, 2018 17:52
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UBEL: Is Your Boss Discriminating Against You Because You Smoke?

Almost half of the companies who charge smokers more for health insurance are breaking the law. Among those companies imposing surcharges on tobacco users, 47% didn't offer tobacco cessation programs, putting them in direct violation of the law.
Forbes
added Oct 12, 2018 21:29
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Vapers to get fair deal

UK vapers are to be given the chance of accessing life insurance at rates close to those paid by non-smokers, according to a press note put out by the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) and the insurance adviser Future Proof.
Tobacco Reporter
added Oct 12, 2018 18:10
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Tobacco industry’s carbon footprint mirrors entire countries — cost of cigarettes should reflect the environmental damage, WHO says

there are now more smokers than ever before, in absolute numbers. Overall, 933 million people smoked every day in 2015, 80% of which are men. To meet this demand, six trillion cigarettes are manufactured each year — that’s a lot of tobacco. According to
ZME Science
added Oct 9, 2018 17:23
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[North Carolina] Tobacco losses a ‘catastrophe’

WILSON — Hurricane Florence has destroyed an estimated 100 million to 150 million pounds of the year’s tobacco crop. “Devastating is a good word to use for it,” said Kenneth Kelly, owner of Horizon Ltd., a tobacco warehouse in Wilson that receives tobac
Greenville (NC) Daily Reflector
added Oct 9, 2018 19:28
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[UK] VAPE AND SAVE Vapers will save thousands of pounds by enjoying the same insurance rates as non-smokers for the first time

VAPERS can now save thousands of pounds by enjoying the same insurance rates as non-smokers for the first time, The Sun can reveal. A new comparison site for e-cigarette users will give them an option to save almost half of what they currently pay for l
The Sun (uk)
added Oct 8, 2018 15:36
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[Pennsylvania] Pittsburgh seeks smokers fee for city employees

Starting in January, the city will charge about one-third of its 3,000 employees an additional $50 per month for health care premiums if they continue to use tobacco products, officials said Friday. At least one union is objecting to the added fee. Jane
Pittsburgh (PA) Tribune-Review
added Oct 6, 2018 15:43
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[Pennsylvania] Smoker’s fee? City employees who use tobacco will pay monthly premium in Pittsburgh

There will be a $50 monthly premium surcharge to each employee who uses tobacco products, according to a letter sent to employees. Employees must complete and sign an affidavit, stating whether or not they are a tobacco user or a non-tobacco user, acc
WPXI (Pittsburgh, PA)
added Oct 7, 2018 19:41
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Basic economic gap related to smoking: reconciling tobacco tax receipts and economic costs of smoking-attributable diseases

Our findings suggest that tobacco taxes would have to be globally increased by more than four times on average in order to cover the ECS or between two and two-and-a-half times if we take private health expenditures into account. The informational pressur
Tobacco Control
added Oct 4, 2018 04:37
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Cigarette smoking: an assessment of tobacco’s global environmental footprint across its entire supply chain, and policy strategies to reduce it (PDF)

From tobacco cultivation and curing, to cigarette manufacturing, distribution, consumption and discarding, every stage in the global tobacco supply chain involves considerable resource inputs such as water, land, energy and material resources, as well
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Oct 3, 2018 19:14
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