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[UK] Exclusive: British insurer Aviva selling its tobacco investments

Britain's biggest life insurer, is selling about 1 billion pounds ($1.3 billion) worth of bonds and shares it holds in tobacco companies, joining a global campaign to divest from the industry.
Reuters
added Jun 20, 2017 19:11
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[Australia] Indonesia's 'smoking baby' kicked his habit but the battle against tobacco rages on

Diana also tells us of her struggle to get Aldi to quit in the middle of a fishing village where smoking is ubiquitous and villagers would give him money to buy cigarettes because he was "cute and funny".... But now health experts are alarmed that a contr
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Jun 17, 2017 14:53
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Worldwide, more than 10 percent of young teens are smokers

In the majority of countries, at least half of current tobacco smokers said they wanted to quit, the study also found. The proportion of student smokers who said they desired to quit ranged from a low of 32 percent in Uruguay to a high of 90 percent in t
Reuters
added Jun 17, 2017 14:19
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[Asia, India] Bidis tagged 'demerit goods', maximum tax fixed at 28%

Goods and Service Tax (GST)...council has made a landmark decision by categorising all tobacco products including bidis as demerit goods and taxing them at the highest tax rate of 28%. The public health fraternity along with city doctors have welcomed thi
Times of India
added Jun 10, 2017 22:37
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[New Zealand] Horrifying new cigarette graphic warnings revealed

The new graphic health warnings that will have to be printed on cigarette packets have been released. They will start appearing on packets from March next year. Australia was the first country in the world to switch to plain-packaging of cigarettes.
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Jun 9, 2017 16:14
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[Asia] Tobacco use in India down from 34.6% of adult population to 28.6%

The prevalence of tobacco use has gone down by six percentage points from 34.6 per cent of the countrys adult population in 2009-10 to 28.6 per cent in 2016-17, a global survey has claimed. The second Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS-2) report pegged tha
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Jun 8, 2017 20:22
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Russians cut down on smoking and drinking, says health minister

The level of alcohol and tobacco consumption in Russia has sizably declined, Russian Minister of Health Veronika Skvortsova told a European session on non-infectious diseases of the World Health Organization.
TASS (ru)
added Jun 8, 2017 20:19
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[Asia, Pakistan] Call for 85pc pictorial health warnings on cigarette packs

Coalition for Tobacco Control Pakistan (CTC-Pak) on Sunday urged for implementation of 85 per cent pictorial health warning on cigarette packs. CTC-Pakistan National Coordinator Khurram Hashmi, talking to APP, said that Pakistan had ratified the WHO Fram
APP (Associated Press of Pakistan) (pk)
added Jun 4, 2017 20:03
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[Asia] WHO China launches smoke-free campaign targeting youth

(WHO) started a "smoke-free generation" media campaign in Beijing Thursday targeting young Chinese. China is in the grip of a national tobacco epidemic, and children are most susceptible with cigarettes portrayed as fashionable and alluring in popular cu
Xinhua Newswire
added Jun 2, 2017 18:03
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EDITORIAL: How to cut smoking in poor countries

Globally, tobacco-tax revenues are about $270bn a year, but less than $1bn of that is spent on anti-smoking policies. It is time for governments to help their citizens kick the habit—and earn some useful cash while they do it.
The Economist
added Jun 2, 2017 16:58
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