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[Virginia] US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition

Starting next month, America’s remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand. The very last buyout checks go out in October to about 425,000 tobacco farmers and landowners. They’re the last holdovers from a price-suppo
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 16, 2014 15:40

FELDMAN: Creative ideas to reduce menace of tobacco

Tragically, 20 million Americans have died from tobacco use over the last 50 years; 43 million Americans continue to smoke...Here are some of the endgame strategies suggested by the surgeon general and others in the medical and public health communities:
Indianapolis (IN) Star
added Sep 16, 2014 03:30

[Philippines] All systems go for BIR’s stamp tax project

Bureau of Internal Revenue’s stamp tax project following the approval by the Department of Finance of the proposed revenue regulation mandating the affixture of stamps on all imported and locally made cigarettes.
Philippine Star (ph)
added Sep 15, 2014 14:53

[Asia, Korea - South] Gov't, ruling party to push for hike in cigarette prices

More than 70 percent of cigarettes in South Korea are sold for 2,500 won (US$2.46) or less, which is much cheaper than the average price of $6.40 among the member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
added Sep 15, 2014 12:52

[Asia, Korea - South] Gov't to fine cigarette hoarders

government said Friday it will impose fines of up to 50 million won (US$48,262) on those who hoard cigarettes in a bid to stabilize the market following its decision this week to hike tobacco prices.
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
added Sep 15, 2014 12:51
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[Asia, Korea - South] 1 in 3 smokers would quit if cigarettes cost more: poll ($$)

One out of three smokers in South Korea would give up smoking if cigarette prices rose over 4,500 won (US$4.40), a survey suggested Friday, lending support to the government's push to cut the smoking rate by raising tobacco taxes.
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
added Sep 15, 2014 12:50

[Korea - South] South Korean Smokers Argue Tobacco Price Hike Detrimental to Working Class

"We oppose the [government's] push for a sharp increase in cigarette prices," members of "I Love Smoking," an online community of smokers, stated in a news conference addressing the National Assembly in Seoul. "Low-income people will have no choice but t
RT TV / TV Novosti (ru)
added Sep 15, 2014 12:47

[Korea - South] Cigarette Prices to Surge in Korea as Park Raises Taxes

South Korea will increase tobacco taxes for the first time in a decade as Park Geun Hye’s administration seeks to reduce smoking and boost revenue. Shares of the country’s biggest cigarette maker slumped. The price of a pack of 20 cigarettes will rise b
Bloomberg News
added Sep 14, 2014 11:34

[Asia, India] Government likely to ban sale of loose cigarettes, Rs 20000 fine for smoking in public

The government is considering a proposal to ban the sale of loose cigarettes, a move that will hit ITC and other cigarette makers hard as 70 per cent of retail takes place in this form. This is one of the many measures proposed by an expert panel set up
The Economic Times (India)
added Sep 13, 2014 21:15

[Korea - South] South Korea Takes Aim at High Smoking Rate

South Korea might get its first cigarette price hike in a decade. The government announced proposed anti-tobacco measures on Thursday, including an 80% price increase, banning manufacturers and retailers from advertising tobacco products and requiring p
Wall Street Journal Blogs
added Sep 13, 2014 21:03
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