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[Africa] Egypt's President Raises Cigarette Tax

Egypt said Sunday it will raise the sales tax on both local and imported cigarettes as it confronts a major budget deficit. The decision announced by the presidency increases a flat tax by at least 7 cents for a pack of less expensive cigarettes. More e
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 22, 2015 16:19
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MORE: Egypt Issues New Tax Decree on Alcohol, Cigarettes

Cigarette tax set at 50% per pack of 20, in addition to charge ranging from 1.75 Egyptian pounds to 2.75 pounds, depending on the price of the pack, according to presidential decree published in Official Gazette. * Foreign, domestic beers taxed at 200%, w
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Jul 6, 2014 21:56
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Egyptians seek solace in smoking despite anti-tobacco day

As the world observed the annual World No Tobacco Day yesterday, many Egyptians in the capital, Cairo, shrugged off the campaign
Al Arabiya News Channel (ae)
added Jun 27, 2012 14:12
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[Africa, Asia, Egypt] Healthier than ever

Although the price of cigarettes has skyrocketed in recent years, Egyptians are smoking more than ever. Multinational tobacco companies are competing aggressively for a slice of the market... "Watch Egyptian TV...the characters are smoking Marlboros," say
Zawya.com (ae)
added Feb 24, 2016 18:43
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[Africa, Asia] Egypt's only cigarette producer says 79 billion cigarettes sold over past year

has seen an uptick of around 8.5 percent, with 82 billion cigarettes produced and 79 billion sold, mostly to Egyptians, in this period. Eastern Company—predominantly owned by the Egyptian state, manufactured 82 billion cigarettes in the year—nearly 61 bil
Al-Ahram (eg)
added Dec 6, 2015 21:31
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Egypt 10th most tobacco consuming country: Minister of Health

and smoking is the second leading cause of death worldwide, Health Minister Adel Adawy told Youm7 Sunday. "Smoking leads to the death of 5 million person per year, with a rate of one dead person every 6 seconds,"added Adawy.
Cairo Post (eg)
added May 4, 2015 18:57
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A quarter of Egyptians are smokers: Health minister

Egypt has one of the highest rates of smokers in the world, the country’s health minister said on Tuesday. Adel El-Adawy said during a speech at a ministry conference on the economy of the tobacco industry that 24.4 percent of Egyptians smoke tobacco.
Al-Ahram (eg)
added Oct 14, 2014 13:25
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[Egypt, Lebanon, Mid-east] Foreign vs. local tobacco in the Middle East

Tobacco consumption in the region is notoriously high. Smoking is everywhere. But who's running this powerful industry?...Here is a look at some of the national Middle Eastern manufacturers, their role in the local markets they operate in and their outlo
Your Middle East
added Jan 18, 2015 21:50
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Egypt, Iran, Pakistan among top growth countries with respect to tobacco consumption: WHO

According to a news release by the United Nations Information Center in Tehrn, WHO called on countries to raise tobacco taxes. Higher taxes on tobacco raise more revenue for governments and health programmes, reduce tobacco use and lead to healthier comm
Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA)
added May 30, 2014 04:17
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Tobacco giant Phillip Morris to aid Egypt in curbing black market cigarettes

Phillip Morris will help to train Customs Authority teams in the latest techniques to combat cigarettes smuggling, according to a press release. With these skills, Philip Morris hopes to prevent counterfeit cigarettes from entering the Egyptian market.
Egypt Independent (eg)
added Mar 12, 2013 12:49
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