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[Asia, Pakistan] Rights groups, civil society hold picket outside NPC

rights groups, health organizations and civil society are gathering outside the National Press Club tomorrow (Tuesday) to call upon the government to take tangible measures against tobacco industry. The industry, they says is spreading disease and death i
Pakistan Observer (pk)
added May 30, 2017 21:18
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[Asia, Pakistan] On taxing tobacco

the government must understand that there is no way around cracking down on illicit tobacco trade. One hopes the budget will announce concrete measures in that regard.
Business Recorder (pk)
added May 27, 2017 23:29
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[Asia, Pakistan] Over 45 manufacturers selling 145 illegal cigarette brands evading regulations

evading the fiscal and regulatory laws of the country. The price differential between tax paying and tax evading brands grew to Rs. 47. A legitimate packet sells for Rs. 72 whereas an illicit pack sells for R. 25. It is alarming to know that the minimum t
Pakistan Observer (pk)
added May 25, 2017 00:28
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[Asia] Pakistan ‘s Dr Sania to run for WHO’s highest post

WHO has remained under strong criticism from the rights activists, independent observers and media for taking coercive measures to harm the multibillion dollar global tobacco industry instead of preventing the hazardous effects of smoking.
Pakistan Today (pk)
added May 24, 2017 02:23
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[Asia, Pakistan] Health ministry proposes more taxes on cigarettes

The Ministry of National Health Services and Regulations (NHS), before the start of upcoming fiscal year, has recommended the finance ministry to increase Federal Excise Duty (FED) on lower slab cigarette brands, an official said on Wednesday.
The Nation (pk)
added May 19, 2017 05:07
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[Asia, Pakistan] Ministry recommends raise in tobacco taxes

The Ministry of Health Services has suggested an increase in the Federal Excise Duty (FED) on lower slab of all brands of cigarettes from the current Rs32.98 to Rs44 per pack of 20 cigarettes. A recommendation to earmark 2% of the tobacco tax revenues fo
The News (pk)
added May 18, 2017 07:16
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[Asia, Pakistan] Recommendation to increase tobacco taxes in budget 2017-18

Minister for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar suggested increasing Federal Excise Duty (FED) on lower slab of all brands of cigarettes to Rs 44 per pack of 20 cigarettes in 2017-18 budget, in a bid to reduce tobacco consumption, as tobacco is a
Pakistan Today (pk)
added May 17, 2017 23:44
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[Asia, Pakistan] CTC urges govt not to fall for tobacco industry’s misleading claims

The Coalition for Tobacco Control Pakistan (CTC-Pak) has urged the government not to compromise the health of Pakistan’s youth by falling for the misleading claims of the tobacco industry, which is vigilantly lobbying to pressurise the government and is
The News (pk)
added May 16, 2017 14:01
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[Asia, Pakistan] Health ministry launches anti-tobacco awareness drive through TV, radio stations

Under the campaign called ‘Sponge’, which would continue till the World No Tobacco Day on May 31, thousands of TV and radio ads would be aired during prime time and off peak periods, a health ministry press said here on Monday.
Pakistan Today (pk)
added May 15, 2017 17:48
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[Asia, Pakistan] 'Tobacco use killing at least 300 every day’

The high prevalence of tobacco use in the country is killing more than 110,000 people every year, approximately 300 deaths every day. Pakistan is heading towards a darkening tobacco epidemic era shaped up by 24 million adults aged 15 or above using tobac
The Nation (pk)
added May 14, 2017 20:58
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