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[Pakistan] Govt to impose sin tax on tobacco products

“We are sending a sin tax bill in the National Assembly in which taxes would be imposed on cigarettes and tobacco products,” Khan said while addressing the Annual Public Health Conference. The minister added that tax received from this would be spent on (pk)
added Dec 4, 2018 15:50


At its most recent meeting, the Fall River Board of Health voted unanimously to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21-years-old, with the increase scheduled to go into effect on Dec. 30, just ahead of the state’s increase and w
added Dec 4, 2018 15:49

[Asia, Pakistan] Sin tax to be inflicted on tobacco products

the federal minister revealed: “We are sending a sin tax bill in the National Assembly in which taxes would be imposed on cigarettes and tobacco products.” He went on to add the accumulated tax would be invested on the youth in terms of their human d
The News (pk)
added Dec 4, 2018 15:49

[Africa, Malawi] Parliament passes Tobacco Bill

outlaws buyers from growing tobacco or engaging in the transportation and grading of tobacco and seeks to strengthen tobacco associations by increasing membership from 3000 to 5000. Speaking after the bill was passed, Minister of Agriculture Joseph Mwana
Malawi24 (mw)
added Dec 4, 2018 15:45

[Asia, China] Law should ban smoking in public places

Chinese Association on Tobacco Control suggested changing "smoking in public places should be controlled" to "smoking in indoor public places, indoor work places and public transport must be banned". Legal Daily comments: The suggested revision is not on
China Daily (cn)
added Dec 4, 2018 12:23
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[Indiana] GRUBER: Viewpoint: Raising cigarette tax would help reduce smoking

Beacon Health System supports efforts to increase the tax on cigarettes. I’d like to take a moment to explain why we feel this way. Because we take care of a lot of people in our area, we see many people who smoke. What we see with smoking is poor health
South Bend (IN) Tribune
added Dec 4, 2018 11:45

Black communities suffer without a ban on menthol cigarettes

the NAACP adopted a unanimous resolution at our 2016 National Convention supporting state and local policy efforts to restrict the sale of menthol cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products, as well as advocating for the FDA’s careful oversight and r
The Hill
added Dec 3, 2018 20:40

Maryland mulls raising age to legally buy tobacco

“I think it is a bill that is long overdue,” said Del. Dereck Davis, D-Prince George’s, chairman of the House Economic Matters Committee and the bill’s lead sponsor. “There is no good reason for it to remain at 18.” The decision for the caucus to includ
Utica (NY) Observer-Dispatch
added Dec 3, 2018 16:12

EDITORIAL: Our Opinion: Raise Indiana's cigarette tax for health's sake

Previous attempts to increase the cigarette tax have failed in the Republican-controlled legislature. This despite substantial public support...lawmakers should raise the cigarette tax. And they should direct the money generated toward smoking cessation
South Bend (IN) Tribune
added Dec 3, 2018 16:01

Legislative Black Caucus will push to raise the age for buying tobacco to 21 in Maryland

Concerned about the long-lasting toll smoking has taken on the African American community, the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland is leading an effort to impose restrictions on access to tobacco products. The caucus is pushing for Maryland to join a g
Washington Post
added Dec 3, 2018 15:27
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