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[Asia, Pakistan] CTC calls for immediate implementation of pictorial health warning

This is the call of the Coalition for Tobacco Control Pakistan (CTC-Pak) on World No Tobacco Day. While the world is going for stricter tobacco control policies, the people of Pakistan are still waiting for the government to fulfill its two year-old comm
The News (pk)
added May 31, 2017 00:39
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[Asia, Pakistan] Protest held against govt for lowering cigarette prices

the finance ministry has reduced the Federal Excise Duty (FED) on pack of 20 cigarettes from Rs32.98 to Rs16 by introducing third tier. There is almost no change in the FED on upper slab. The protesters, while criticising the government for lowering the
The Nation (pk)
added May 30, 2017 23:51
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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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