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[Asia, Pakistan] Govt criticised for ‘poor’ implementation of tobacco control laws

The Coalition for Tobacco Control Pakistan (CTC-Pak) has criticised the government particularly the Health Ministry for capitulating to the whims of the tobacco industry by failing to increase 80 percent pictorial health warning on cigarette packs.
Daily Times (pk)
added Apr 18, 2016 14:24
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[Asia, Pakistan] Cigarette smuggling causing over Rs 7b loss annually

Documents available with Daily Times reveal that about 20 percent of the cigarettes consumed in the country are smuggled. On the other side, the local cigarette manufacturers provide wrong data to FBR to evade taxes. According to a report of the Framework
Daily Times (pk)
added Apr 5, 2016 14:23
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[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
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[Asia] 100000 die annually due to tobacco use in Pakistan

About 100,000 people die annually due to tobacco use in Pakistan and use of Shisha amongst the youth is an emerging health risk. According to figures of Ministry of Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, about 22-25 million people in Pakistan are
APP (Associated Press of Pakistan) (pk)
added Mar 27, 2016 21:31
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[Asia, Pakistan] Civil society endorses comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising

Members of the civil society Tuesday supported the efforts of tobacco control advocates for legislation on comprehensive ban on Tobacco Advertisement, Promotion and Sponsorship (TAPS), and while expressing concern over the government’s lackluster efforts
The News (pk)
added Mar 23, 2016 15:01
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[Asia, Pakistan] CIVIL SOCIETY CALLS FOR COMPREHENSIVE BAN ON TOBACCO ADVERTISING

Members of civil society and representatives of various rights (children and women rights) have given a unanimous call to immediately enforce comprehensive legislation banning tobacco advertisement, promotion and sponsorship. They expressed this resolve a
Pakistan Observer (pk)
added Mar 23, 2016 15:01
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[Asia, Pakistan] Smokers flout law, continue to puff away on public transport

Limited awareness and official neglect have provided people in the city with a catalyst to smoke on public transport without any fear of the law. This has heightened the risk of passive smoking, which remains a silent killer. Tens of thousands of people
Express Tribune (pk)
added Mar 13, 2016 17:33
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[Asia, Pakistan] Working group recommends increasing taxes on tobacco products

Technical Working Group on Tobacco Taxation (TWGTT) on Thursday held a meeting to devise a strategy for the increase of taxes on tobacco products in the budget for the fiscal year 2016-17 and discourage people from taking up smoking.
DAWN Group of Newspapers (pk)
added Mar 13, 2016 17:33
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[Asia, Pakistan] Cigarette industry: audit of GLT units to reveal quantum of tax evasion

The effective audit of Green Leaf Threshing (GLT) units by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) would reveal quantum of sales tax/Federal Excise Duty (FED) evasion in the cigarette industry. Experts told Business Recorder here on Tuesday that all the cigare
Business Recorder (pk)
added Mar 9, 2016 16:38
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[Asia] CIGARETTE SMOKING IS HARMING PAKISTAN ECONOMY

According to Bloomberg, the sales of illicit cigarettes cost the country Rs 24 billion of tax evasion in 2014, as per the market research company Nielsen. The current government increased taxes on cigarettes and other consumer goods last year in order to
Business Recorder (pk)
added Mar 9, 2016 14:42
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