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[Asia, Pakistan] Working group recommends increasing duties on cigarette packs

The group, which has members from the World Bank, World Health Organisation, the Tobacco Cell at the health ministry, Bloomberg partners and the Federal Bureau of Revenue, has recommended that the finance ministry raises the excise duty on cigarette pack
Express Tribune (pk)
added Apr 26, 2017 12:47
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[Asia, Pakistan] PM urged to enforce enhanced size of health warnings on cigarette packs

Hundreds of Health Professionals have urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to enforce the long-pending decision of raising size of pictorial warning on cigarette packs. It would go a long way in saving our children from the clutches of death, they said. Last
Pakistan Observer (pk)
added Apr 20, 2017 14:34
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[Asia, Pakistan] Report on enforcement of tobacco control laws launched

CTC-Pak launched a report outlining status of enforcement of tobacco control laws in Pakistan. According to the report, sale of cigarettes to minors remains high nationwide with sales of cigarettes near educational institutions remaining a common occurre
Pakistan Observer (pk)
added Apr 15, 2017 17:24
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[Asia, Pakistan] Sale of cigarettes to minors remains high; enforcement of laws poor: CTC report

The sale of cigarettes to minors remains high nationwide in Pakistan; the sales of cigarettes near educational institutions is also a common occurrence...a report launched simultaneously in Islamabad, Karachi and Peshawar on Thursday by the Coalition for
The News (pk)
added Apr 14, 2017 18:27
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[Asia, Pakistan] Turning on tobacco

Pakistan Tobacco Company Limited (PSX: PAKT) recently reported that it sold 36.1 billion sticks in CY16, which is 16 percent lower than the previous year. Cigarette volumes are apparently also down at the second-ranked firm, Phillip Morris Pakistan Limite
Business Recorder (pk)
added Apr 10, 2017 14:57
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[Asia, Pakistan] Tobacco control advocates ask govt to enforce two-year old pledge

Should Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif enforce his two year-old decision of increasing the size of the graphic health warning (GHW) on cigarette packs to 85 per cent, Pakistan will match with India in South Asia, surpass Sri Lanka and lag slightly behind Nep
The News (pk)
added Apr 1, 2017 17:59
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[Asia, Pakistan] Anti-smoking bill not finalised by NHS ministry

While discussing a ban on smoking, National Health Services (NHS) Minister Saira Afzal Tarar claimed on Thursday that she had repeatedly requested the speaker of the National Assembly to declare Parliament House a no smoking area, but in vain.
DAWN Group of Newspapers (pk)
added Mar 31, 2017 22:24
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[Asia, Pakistan] PM yet to enforce decision to raise warning size to 85% on cigarette packs

The worldwide tobacco control race is on. Pakistan matches with India if Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif enforces his two-year-old decision of raising graphic health warning size to 85% on cigarette packs, surpasses Sri Lanka and a little behind Nepal that ha
Daily Times (pk)
added Mar 31, 2017 03:01
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[Asia] VIDEO: Illicit trade of cigarettes in Pakistan

Trade of counterfeit, illegal brands in Pakistan is common besides smuggling of such cigarettes from the borders. According to an estimate it is causing Rs. 40 billion loss to national exchequer annually.
You Tube
added Mar 29, 2017 02:43
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[Asia, Pakistan] Zero tolerance against hurdles in tobacco control ordered

Minister, National Health Services, Saira Afzal Tarar, has assured that there will be zero tolerance against any hurdle in the way to fulfil the obligations under the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) which Pakistan ratified in 2004. This
Daily Times (pk)
added Mar 22, 2017 00:14
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