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[Asia] ‘23.9 million Pakistani adults use tobacco’

out of which 6% are women. According to a report, 15.6 million Pakistanis smoke tobacco and males between the ages of 15-49 were more likely to use tobacco as compared to women. “Tobacco kills 6 million people around the world out of which 80% deaths oc
Daily Times (pk)
added Aug 25, 2016 14:29

[Afghanistan, Asia, Pakistan] Smuggled cigarettes causing Rs24b loss

Pakistan is losing billions of rupees in annual excise revenue due to large scale and organised smuggling of internationally popular cigarette brands into Pakistan via Afghanistan. A report by Tobacco Farmers Welfare Association (TFWA) estimates an annua
The Nation (pk)
added Jul 22, 2016 16:58

[Asia, Pakistan] Pre-budget stockpiling of cigarettes begins

Retailers and wholesalers have started stockpiling of cigarettes to make a quick buck in the run-up to budget 2016-17 when new taxes and duties are set to push up prices. Market sources said retailers and wholesalers will enjoy profits twice – first by a
DAWN Group of Newspapers (pk)
added May 14, 2016 05:41

[Asia, Pakistan] Sindh High Court upholds ban on tobacco products

The Sindh High Court has upheld ban on tobacco advertisements throughout Pakistan. The legislation on ban on advertisements of tobacco products was challenged in Sindh High Court by M/s Philip Morris (Pakistan), a major tobacco manufacturer. However, las
The News (pk)
added Mar 29, 2016 19:38


directed Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination to implement the relevant provisions of the tobacco control law as it had full power to do so. It may be recalled that a tobacco manufacturing company M/s Phillip Morris Pakista
Pakistan Observer (pk)
added Feb 4, 2016 17:44

Tobacco control advocates take Pakistan government to court for reneging on 85% graphic health warnings

The legal intervention from the Coalition for Tobacco Control Pakistan (CTC-Pak) blocks the immediate watering-down of the law and calls health and finance ministers to account for reneging on a policy proven to protect public health. Tobacco industry pr
The Union (formerly, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease) (fr)
added Aug 15, 2015 10:56

[Asia] Philip Morris Pakistan Limited

The company was formally known as Lakson Tobacco Company, which got incorporated in 1969 as a public limited company. Though the name changed in 2011 to Philip Morris Pakistan Limited, Philip Morris Inc (PMI) became its majority shareholder back in 2007.
Business Recorder (pk)
added Jun 15, 2015 22:34

SBP report reveals, Pakistanis blew away 250 billion in smoke

According to a report by the State Bank of Pakistan, during the fiscal year 2013/2014 smokers spent 250 billion rupees on purchasing almost 64.5 billion cigarettes in the country. The report states, that the cheapest cigarette available in Pakistan is pr
Frontier Post (pk)
added Oct 26, 2014 19:29

[Asia, Pakistan] All brands of cigarettes: FBR proposes increase in FED rate

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has proposed to raise the incidence of the Federal Excise Duty (FED) on all brands of cigarettes from existing 55 percent to 65-70 percent in coming budget (2014-15). According to the budget proposal of the FBR communic
Business Recorder (pk)
added May 22, 2014 18:27

[Asia, Pakistan] Non-communicable diseases: Quit smoking for your children, say experts

Laws against smoking in public places are not being implemented in Sindh as 68 per cent of hotels and 77 per cent of universities flout anti-smoking laws on their premises. Ironically, a cigarette is cheaper than a loaf of bread in Pakistan. These startl
Express Tribune (pk)
added Feb 26, 2014 22:45
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