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[Taiwan] DOH's tax increase on tobacco products lights up hot debate

The Department of Health (DOH) said yesterday that it is planning an amendment to raise the surcharge on tobacco products to NT$40 per pack in hopes of lowering the smoking rate. The John Tung Foundation (JTF, 董氏基金會), however, suggested raising the tobac
The China Post (tw)
added Mar 19, 2013 13:16

Taiwan mulling higher tobacco tax, surcharge

Taiwan is considering an increase in its tobacco tax and health surcharge on cigarettes, as part of its efforts to reduce the smoking population in the country, government officials said Tuesday.
Focus Taiwan
added Mar 19, 2013 13:13

[Taiwan] Surcharge could cause NT$100 per cigarette pack: TTL

The price of a package of cigarettes could be increased to at least NT$100 if the tobacco surcharge is raised to NT$40, the Chairman of the Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor Corporation Hsu An-hsuan (徐安旋) said yesterday.
The China Post (tw)
added Mar 7, 2013 04:08

[Taiwan] Proposed hike in tobacco surcharge draws opposition

The Confederation of Trade Unions of the Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor Co. condemned Wednesday a proposal to double the tobacco surcharge, saying that it is not an ATM from which the government can draw as much cash as it wants.
Focus Taiwan
added Mar 6, 2013 12:01

[Taiwan] Anti-smoking group cautions against using e-cigarettes

The John Tung Foundation issued the warning amid growing curiosity over “e-cigarettes” in Taiwan in light of their growing popularity elsewhere. Lin Chin-li (林錦麗), director of the foundation’s cigarette control section, said that a lot of people have as
Taipei Times (tw)
added Jan 19, 2013 22:40

Threat of prison lifted from those entering Taiwan with too many cigarettes

People carrying more than the permitted amount of cigarettes and alcohol when they fly into Taiwan no longer face the possibility of a prison sentence, according to a story in the Taiwanese edition of The China Post.
Tobacco Reporter
added Jan 8, 2013 04:51

[Taiwan] New tobacco, alcohol regulation takes effect

People carrying more cigarettes and alcohol than allowed into the country at airports are exempt from prison sentences, starting from yesterday, but are subject to a fine and confiscation.
The China Post (tw)
added Jan 3, 2013 04:57

[Taiwan] DNA adducts linked to oral cancer in smokers

Having a high susceptibility to certain types of DNA damage caused by tobacco smoking could significantly increase the risk for oral cancer, show results of a Taiwanese study.
added Dec 28, 2012 13:41

[Taiwan] Bureau declares smoking reduction program a success

The Bureau of Health Promotion said yesterday that its latest quit smoking program has been successful and estimated the percentage of smokers in the country will drop from 20 percent to 10 percent by 2020.
Taipei Times (tw)
added Dec 14, 2012 13:46

[Taiwan] Genetic features associated with lung cancer in non-smoking Asian women

Hsiung Chao, head of the Institute of Population Health Sciences of Taiwan's National Health Research Institutes (NHRI), explained that the research conducted by scientists from Taiwan, the United States, China, Japan, South Korea and the Netherlands ide
Focus Taiwan
added Nov 27, 2012 12:38
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