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Q&A: The World Bank's quiet evolution on tobacco taxes

On Wednesday, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a group of finance ministers, and a handful of policy experts will meet behind closed doors to discuss a tax measure that has the potential to save millions of
Devex
added Oct 11, 2017 15:48
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Imports of e-cigarettes rose sharply since conventional tobacco tax hike in 2015: data

Industry sources attribute the sharp rise to smokers switching to e-cigarettes which are exempted from higher taxes. The government increased taxes on cigarettes by 2,000 won ($1.70) per pack from Jan. 1, 2015, raising the price to 4,500 won per pack, a
Korea Herald (kr)
added Oct 10, 2017 15:27
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[Asia-pacific] Malaysia to learn from Australia on tobacco control

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam congratulated the country for significantly reducing smoking among its citizens. “The prevalence of smoking in Australia is only 11 per cent against Malaysia’s 23 per cent. We are very excited to see how Austr
New Straits Times (my)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:40
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E-cigarettes should be promoted as a method of stopping smoking

E-cigarettes should be promoted as a method of stopping smoking is the key message from the British Psychological Society report 'Changing behaviour: Electronic cigarettes' published this week. The new behaviour change briefing aims to provide guidance a
ScienceDaily
added Oct 10, 2017 20:33
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GLANTZ: Assuming ecigs will cut smoking does not prove that ecigs will save lives; new paper an exercise in tautology

“Potential deaths averted in USA by replacing cigarettes with e-cigarettes” by David Levy et al. published in Tobacco Control on October 2, 2017, attracted a moderate amount of attention with its conclusion that “Compared with the Status Quo, replacemen
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Oct 10, 2017 16:02
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[UK] Changing behaviour: Electronic cigarettes (PDF)

need to address the psychological as well as the biological factors...include capabilities (easier to use), opportunities (more available) and motivation (more appealing). Correctly and appropriately informing the general population about effects on sm
British Psychological Society (uk)
added Oct 10, 2017 15:44
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[Ireland, UK-Northern Ireland] Raising legal age to 21 ‘would deter teenage smokers’

Increasing the legal smoking age from 16 to 18 had a “significant positive impact” on reducing smoking among young teenagers in Ireland, according to a study conducted by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).
Times Of London (uk)
added Oct 10, 2017 14:51
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Banning e-cigarette flavors could boost cigarette sales

John Buckell of Yale University and his team surveyed 2,031 adult American smokers and recent quitters about their preferences. Their findings present the net impact of different policy proposals, such as banning e-cigarette flavors, banning menthol ciga
Journalist's Resource (Harvard Kennedy School's Shorenstein Center and the Carnegie-Knight Initiative)
added Oct 6, 2017 16:15
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[Asia, India] YADAV/SINGH: Amend Article 47

Seven decades later and after losing more than one million Indians every year to tobacco use, it is pertinent that the Parliament rectifies this historical oversight and adds “tobacco” after “drinks” in Article 47 of the Constitution to pave the way for
The Statesman (in)
added Oct 5, 2017 13:23
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[South Dakota] BENSON: My Voice: Tobacco tax must be increased

The recent opinion piece (“My Voice: Why sin taxes fail”) published by the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, erroneously claims that raising the state’s excise tax on tobacco would fail to produce significant benefits. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Sioux Falls (SD) Argus-Leader
added Oct 5, 2017 12:54
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