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[Asia] Vietnamese spend over $1 billion per year on cigarettes

With 16 million smokers, it is estimated that Vietnamese people pay about VND22 trillion ($1.05 billion) for cigarettes per year. This is also the amount of money spent for treatment of the five common diseases related to tobacco.
Vietnam Net
added Oct 30, 2014 20:36
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[Australia, Vietnam, Kentucky, North Carolina] McConnell seeks to protect tobacco industry in trade deal

McConnell is pressuring U.S. negotiators to ensure that tobacco companies can take part in the dispute settlement portion of the trade deal, with talks scheduled next week on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact with several countries in Asia a
The Hill
added Oct 19, 2014 19:29
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[Vietnam] Press Release - Updated Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) - IP Chapter (second publication)

The 77-page, 30,000-word document is a working document from the negotiations in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, dated 16 May 2014, and includes negotiator's notes and all country positions from that period in bracketed text. Although there have been a couple
Wikileaks.org
added Oct 16, 2014 15:26
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[Vietnam] Tobacco firms rue weak anti-smuggling campaign

The domestic tobacco industry hopes that the Government can be more effective in fighting an impending surge in smuggling that causes losses amounting to trillions of dong to the State Budget. A report in the Cong Thuong (Industry and Trade) Newspaper la
Viet Nam News (vn)
added Oct 14, 2014 14:56
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[Germany, Poland, Vietnam] Border Guards Seize Radioactive Cigarettes

Polish border guards have seized 120 packs of radioactive cigarettes. The deadly fags from Vietnam were discovered at Chopin airport in the Polish capital Warsaw. The fake Marlboro cigarettes carrying health warnings in Polish and German were found amo
Austrian Times (uk)
added Oct 14, 2014 13:20
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[Asia-pacific] Feature: Water pipe zeal in Vietnam

Youth smoking shisha at bars, dancing halls and other entertainment spots have become more popular in recent years in Vietnam, especially in major cities of capital Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh (HCM) City, said Hua Ngoc Thuan,vice chairman of HCM City People's C
Xinhua Newswire
added Oct 10, 2014 12:57
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] Vietnam appeases Big Tobacco with toothless taxes

Vietnam's latest bid to raise its tobacco taxes will do little to curb consumption because it fails to hit the country's die-hard smokers where they hurt most – their pockets...even more useless if Vietnam signs a US-led free trade pact - the Trans-Pacif
Thanh Nien (vn)
added Sep 26, 2014 07:15
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Feature: Vietnam's cigarette tax hike could see numbers of smokers drop, related illnesses decrease

While experts and healthcare activists said the proposal was too low and not strict enough to reduce consumption and combat trade fraud, domestic smokers argued the hike should be reviewed according to residents' average income.
Shanghai Daily (cn)
added Sep 19, 2014 16:05
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[Asia, Vietnam] Experts urge cigarette tax hike

Experts are seeking a much larger increase in the special consumption tax on tobacco products than that proposed by the Ministry of Finance.
Vietnam Net
added Sep 19, 2014 16:04
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] Health Vietnam says popular smuggled cigarettes are toxic

Jet and Hero products, which account for over 90 percent of contraband cigarettes in Vietnam, contain excess levels of toxic chemicals, according to tests conducted by the Vietnam National Tobacco Corporation. The institute recently said that independen
Thanh Nien (vn)
added Sep 18, 2014 17:24
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