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[UK-Scotland] Increased or minimum tobacco price 'could cut number of smokers'

Increasing the price of tobacco or setting a minimum price could be used as part of a government campaign drive down the number of smokers in Scotland. Public health experts also say reducing the availability of tobacco and incentivising retailers not to
BBC Online
added Nov 23, 2017 02:24
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[North Carolina] SALOMON: Selling candy – or cancer?

the tobacco industry is using sweet flavors, fun names, and bright packaging to make its deadly products more appealing to young people...the North Carolina General Assembly should move to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products. Preemption precludes lo
Raleigh (NC) News & Observer
added Nov 23, 2017 02:17
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Tobacco products too accessible in PH – Ubial

“In the Philippines, it’s less than a dollar (P50); in other countries, like in Singapore, it is $9, in Australia, its $15… We still have one of the lowest tobacco prices in the entire region,” she disclosed. Due to the affordable price, it is difficul
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Nov 22, 2017 04:54
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Health Canada report calls for big tax hike on cigarettes

Ottawa needs to hike tobacco taxes significantly to meet its long-term target of reducing smoking to just five per cent of the Canadian population, says a report for Health Canada. The internal report, obtained by CBC News under the Access to Informatio
CBC News (ca)
added Nov 22, 2017 03:44
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Health Canada Wants To Make Cigarettes Even More Expensive

Bad news for smokers: a report from Health Canada is urging the federal government to raise taxes on cigarettes. If the Trudeau government wants to reduce the number of Canadians who smoke, a promise made in March, then a tax hike on cigarettes is the
MTL BLog (ca)
added Nov 22, 2017 03:43
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[Mid-east, UAE: Abu Dhabi] Abu Dhabi's tobacco trade drops 20% ahead of excise tax

The total value of the tobacco trade slipped $18m during the first nine months of this year Abu Dhabi’s trade in raw tobacco saw a steep decline in the run-up to the introduction of excise tax on tobacco products. Trade dipped 20 percent in the first n
Arabian Business
added Nov 20, 2017 17:16
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[Philippines] Health groups see rise in number of smokers next year if proposed tax increase on cigarettes fail

Studies conducted by several health groups reveal the Philippines has the cheapest prices of cigarettes in the world. If to be compared with other countries, a pack of cigarette in the Philippines cost not more than a dollar and can be bought easily. “I
UNTV (ph)
added Nov 20, 2017 16:26
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[New Zealand] NZ has dramatic drop in teenage smokers with the biggest decline among Maori men - survey

The number of 15 to 17-year-olds smoking has fallen by 75 per cent in the past decade and with only 3.9 per cent of the age group smoking. "We are finally seeing the majority of young people not taking up cigarettes, creating a new generation of 'never-
TVNZ (nz)
added Nov 18, 2017 19:28
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ARCHIVE: 'Not a Shred of Evidence' Graphic Labels Reduce Smoking

A U.S. appeals court on Friday struck down a law that requires tobacco companies to use graphic health warnings, such as of a man exhaling smoke through a hole in his throat. The 2-1 decision by the court in Washington, D.C., contradicts another appeals
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Nov 18, 2017 16:13
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[Europe] A cough never killed anyone? Chronic lung diseases rank as second largest killer

Stricter rules on smoking, reimbursed anti-smoking programmes and smoke-free public places are among the ways to prevent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from being a public health crisis, says Mikaela Odemyr.
EurActiv
added Nov 18, 2017 03:07
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