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[Mid-east, Palestine] Tobacco tax leaves Gazan dreams up in smoke

"I wish I could give up smoking - —not for my health, but because the government imposes such high taxes on tobacco," Ahmed tells The New Arab. He smokes two packs of cigarettes a day. "These taxes are the reason why I'm drenched in debt."
The New Arab (uk)
added Mar 14, 2018 22:24
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Here’s how many South Africans still smoke every day

Smoking has come into sharp focus this past week after department of health director-general, Precious Matsoso, confirmed that new proposals for changes to South Africa’s smoking laws will be presented before the end of March. Among the proposals, a bla
BusinessTech (za)
added Mar 13, 2018 15:10
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[UK] People who quit smoking ‘save thousands on life cover’

People who give up smoking can save thousands of pounds on their life insurance premiums, an analysis shows. Those who quit the habit could be eligible for non-smoker premium rates if they have not smoked tobacco or used any nicotine replacement produ
Health Insurance Daily (uk)
added Mar 13, 2018 15:53
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[Australia] $16bn up in smoke as tobacco use rises for first time in decade

Expenditure on tobacco products, which has been in steady decline for a generation, rose 2.6 per cent in the final quarter of 2017...“People can buy lethal tobacco cigarettes on every street corner but are unable to legally purchase a far safer alternati
The Australian (au)
added Mar 13, 2018 15:07
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[UK] Tobacco licences and a 'polluter levy' could be introduced to stop smoking in Greater Manchester

PLANS to eradicate smoking in Greater Manchester by 2028 could see more smoke free places introduced, tobacco retailers licensed and a 'polluter levy' implemented. A couple from Bolton is helping the region towards this goal by becoming the face of a ne
This is Bolton / Bolton Evening News (BEN) (uk)
added Mar 13, 2018 15:27
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, UK] Secrecy over costs in Philip Morris plain packaging case stokes TPP fears

Coalition refuses to reveal how much tobacco giant’s investor-state dispute settlement bid cost... The federal government ... was ordered to disclose it by the information commissioner this year. NXT senator Rex Patrick said the Department of Health lod
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 10, 2018 16:11
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[Africa, South Africa] 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health Declarations announced at conference close

We call on governments to unite with civil society to stop tobacco industry interference and accelerate implementation of the WHO FCTC using a whole of government approach. We urge governments, scientists, research entities, foundations, and civil socie
World Conference on Tobacco OR Health (WCTOH)
added Mar 13, 2018 04:36
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Tobacco tax policy in Ontario: Market implications of the Ontario government’s increases in tobacco tax rates (PDF)

This report was prepared by Ernst & Young LLP for British American Tobacco / Executive summary: Ontario needs to consider alternative tobacco tax plans that take account of the contraband market.
EY
added Mar 11, 2018 19:37
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[South Africa] Africa new frontline in anti-tobacco fight: activists

Africa and other developing regions are becoming increasingly significant battlegrounds in the effort to combat the spread of smoking, an anti-smoking campaign group warned on Thursday. But most countries in sub-Saharan Africa have inadequate monitoring
The Citizen (za)
added Mar 8, 2018 15:07
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[Asia, Mid-east] Almost 3,000 smoking-related deaths a year in UAE, report shows

cost the country $569 million in lost productivity and health care costs, according to the latest report on global smoking. The vast majority of the victims – 2,718 – were men, but 265 women also died as a result of smoking. The stark statistics have be
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Mar 8, 2018 15:06
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