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[Asia, India] Higher tax on tobacco can save millions of lives

Analysing tobacco consumption trends, they found South Asia with a population of 1.1 billion adults, has about 170 million adult smokers - mostly men from India. The rates of tobacco cessation are very low and happens in India only after contracting a di
Deccan Herald (in)
added Apr 12, 2017 19:07
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[UK] Smoking law changes: Ban on 10-packs of cigarettes comes in on 21 May with plain packaging made mandatory

Smokers will no longer be able to buy cigarettes in packs of 10 after a new law to deter young people from taking up the habit is introduced next month. From 21 May, shops will be banned from selling small bags of rolling tobacco and 10-packs of cigaret
The Independent (uk)
added Apr 12, 2017 15:30
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[Asia] Bangladesh to increase tobacco tax in next fiscal year

“We are aiming to remove bidi from Bangladesh in two years,” Muhith said, after a meeting with the chiefs of parliamentary standing committees in Dhaka. Muhith made the same pledge on Mar 30 arguing that bidi, a type of cheap cigarette, was “very dangero
Customs Today (pk)
added Apr 12, 2017 15:09
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[Asia] Sri Lanka Government's program to reduce tobacco and alcohol consumption is a success, President claims

said for the first time in history the Treasury has reported to the Cabinet that the revenues made from tobacco and alcohol had dropped drastically. He said this is a good thing since reduced revenues means reduced consumption.
LankaPage.com
added May 1, 2017 22:15
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Muhith plans tobacco tax hike for next fiscal year

The government plans to hike taxes on tobacco again next fiscal year to discourage its consumption. Tobacco is less taxed in Bangladesh than in other countries, according to Finance Minister AMA Muhith. “We are aiming to remove bidi from Bangladesh in
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Apr 13, 2017 15:32
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[India, South Africa] Raising taxes key to accelerate tobacco control in South Asia

Here, we mostly focus on initiatives to control smoking because smoked tobacco causes more systemic diseases and has higher overall risks for the user than other forms of tobacco use. We also briefly review the status of smokeless tobacco.
British Medical Journal
added Apr 12, 2017 19:06
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[Asia, India] Govt wants 28% tax on all tobacco products

the health ministry has sought to tax all such products, including bidis, at 28% as well as impose higher cess under the new GST regime. Greeting the step taken by finance ministry to keep aerated drinks, tobacco products, luxury cars and pan masala in th
Times of India
added Apr 12, 2017 14:40
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[Canada] Globe editorial: To regulate pot, look at tobacco and booze

Tax to legalize, don’t legalize to tax: The main purpose of legalization is to end criminality and illegality – not to provide a windfall...There should be taxes on pot, but they must not be so high as to achieve the unintended consequence of fostering th
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Apr 12, 2017 00:00
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Australia’s $40 per pack cigarette tax plans: the need to consider equity [FREE FULL TEXT]

we offer strategies that might be used by policymakers to mitigate potential harms. While this paper focuses on the impacts primarily on populations in Australia, the consequences and strategies offered may be useful to other countries implementing tobacc
Tobacco Control
added Apr 25, 2017 16:49
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[New York] VIDEO: Indoor e-cig ban snuffed out of NY budget

"We rely on the goodwill of lawmakers to do the right thing," said Bill Sherman, vice president of government relations for the American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network. "Unfortunately, the good guys lost here." E-cigarettes and similar vapor-bas
Ithaca (NY) Journal
added Apr 17, 2017 18:01
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