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[Asia] Turkmenistan’s Anti-tobacco Drive Causes Cigarette Prices Going up

Cigarettes have again disappeared from state-owned stores in Turkmenistan in April, as the "Month of Health" is being held in the country, the Chronicles of Turkmenistan independent website reports. Shop assistants report that the verbal instruction was
Tobacco China (cn) 烟草在线
added Apr 26, 2017 12:44
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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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[Turkmenistan] IBRAHIM: Will Iran's Rouhani get another shot at power?

that ban on tobacco had earned Berdimuhamedov his best international press and helped to paper over Turkmenistan's ongoing rifts with most of its neighbours...[FCTC] has close links with the government and held meetings in the capital Ashgabat just last y
Khaleej Times (ae)
added Feb 13, 2017 03:51
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[Asia, Turkmenistan]

Turkmen president Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov banned the sale of all tobacco products. ...Unfortunately, those lavishing praise on Berdymukhammedov have failed to realise that his government is now using its new anti-tobacco legislation to stifle dissent
openDemocracy.net (uk)
added Jan 11, 2017 12:37
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[Asia] Turkmenistan: The regime that throws cigarettes on bonfires

One of the most repressive states in the world is trying to become one of the healthiest. Turkmenistan is promoting fitness and wants to become a smoking-free nation - but when no-one can openly challenge the government's decisions, how healthy can such
BBC Online
added Dec 11, 2016 18:11
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[Asia] PANNER: Turkmenistan: Beating, Jail Time For Chewing Tobacco

Turkmenistan is a failing state. When someone may be put in prison for seven years for possessing a substance that is prevalent across Central Asia, a substance that not even the Soviet government prohibited, that is a sign of a desperate government.
Radio Free Europe
added Dec 9, 2016 22:00
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[Asia] Turkmenistan keen to be tobacco-free country

Turkmenistan aims to become a tobacco-free country by 2025, the 'Neutral Turkmenistan' newspaper reported Apr.23. The newspaper said that currently, Turkmenistan is a leading country in fighting the tobacco use and the lowest level of smoking (8.3 percent
AzerNews (az)
added Apr 24, 2016 23:43
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[Asia, Turkmenistan] FERGANA: No Smoking Please, We're Turkmen

Even before the latest crackdown in January, which has seen cigarettes disappear from shops and heavy regulations for the certification and import of tobacco introduced, there were bans on advertising tobacco and smoking in public spaces.
Global Voices (nl)
added Feb 2, 2016 23:40
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Turkmenistan president outlaws all sale of tobacco products, effectively banning smoking altogether

A new decree allegedly bans the sale of all tobacco products, with shops facing a fine of up to £1,200 (or 6,900 manats in Turkmen currency) if they are caught selling cigarettes. Chrono-TM, an independent website reporting on Turkmen affairs from outsid
The Independent (uk)
added Jan 20, 2016 01:41
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[Asia] Turkmenistan pulls cigarettes from shelves in anti-smoking bid

Shop owners in Turkmenistan say that anti-narcotics officials are visiting their businesses and forcing them to pull cigarettes from shelves after the president urged smokers to quit
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Jan 14, 2016 18:45
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