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[Bangladesh] SHAH: Raising tobacco taxes is good public health, fiscal policy

Bangladeshi tobacco products are some of the cheapest in South Asia and the world. Not only increasing tobacco taxes will save lives, but also will raise the government revenue despite decreases in tobacco consumption. For bidis alone, increasing retail
Financial Express (bd)
added May 1, 2017 22:14
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[Asia-pacific] Hong Kong moves closer to tobacco plain packaging; street vendors voice disappointment and anger, threaten protest

The Hong Kong government tabled a law yesterday that will substantially increase the size of mandatory health warnings on tobacco products and leave the autonomous territory a step away from full-blown ‘plain packaging’. The developments have led to com
World Trademark Review (uk)
added Apr 28, 2017 12:39
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[Australia] Plain tobacco packaging 'may cut smokers by 300,000 in UK'

Standardised packs could also reduce the appeal of tobacco and increase calls to quit helplines, experts behind the Cochrane Review said. UK law, which comes into full effect in May, states that all cigarette packs must feature health warnings and have a
BBC Online
added Apr 27, 2017 13:59
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam] BAT’s harmful business, damaging poorest countries in the ASEAN.

“Successful tobacco business means more diseases and death. Tobacco is not only damaging to health, but also causes social, economic and environmental harms to the world. All of this are preventable,” said Bungon Ritthiphakdee, Executive Director of SEAT
Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) (th)
added Apr 28, 2017 21:14
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Disney, the Gap and Pepsi urged to quit US Chamber of Commerce

are being pressured to quit the US Chamber of Commerce, America’s largest lobby group, amid criticism of its big-money efforts to fight climate change legislation and promote tobacco products. A coalition of pressure groups including Action on Smoking an
The Guardian (uk)
added Apr 24, 2017 15:02
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] [Graphic News] Deaths caused by tobacco still climbing

The total number of smokers and tobacco-related deaths worldwide has increased, reported a consortium of researchers. According to the Global Burden of Disease report, the number of deaths attributed to tobacco use surpassed 6.4 million in 2015, up 4.7
Korea Herald (kr)
added Apr 23, 2017 13:32
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[Asia, Bangladesh] MASUD: Higher tobacco taxes increase revenue decrease death

The Bangladesh government is committed to reduce tobacco consumption. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina pledged her government to work towards full compliance with the WHO FCTC and stated that overhauling tobacco tax is high on the agenda as the most powerful
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Apr 22, 2017 23:32
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President Aims for Tobacco-Free Turkmenistan by 2025

Turkmenistan's president has signed a program aimed at pushing forward his goal of making the Central Asian country tobacco-free by 2025.,,,the program orders measures to be taken over the next five years, but did not give details.
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 16, 2017 19:18
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[Asia, China] Healthcare expenditure, productivity losses raise costs of smoking: WHO

The economic dividends from China's tobacco industry are a false economy, which is at odds with government's vision for China's future, the World Health Organization (WHO) claimed on Friday. "The total economic cost of tobacco use in China in 2014 amoun
Global Times (cn)
added Apr 14, 2017 23:06
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[Asia] Smoking to kill 200 million in China this century: WHO

said Friday that the Asian giant will suffer an economic toll if it does not urgently reduce its smoking population. The paper -- called "The Bill China Cannot Afford" -- estimated that the total annual economic cost of tobacco use in the country in 2014
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Apr 14, 2017 18:04
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