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[Azerbaijan] Cigarette prices may further drain wallets

Anti-smoking advocates and health experts hailed the recent government proposals that aim to decrease the number of smokers in Azerbaijan. Musa Guliyev, a member of the Parliamentary Committee has offered to fine people who smoke at home near children and
AzerNews (az)
added Oct 24, 2014 14:39
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[Russia] Observers, Press Kicked Out of United Nations Tobacco Conference in Moscow

The following is a statement by Jeff Stier, head of the National Center's Risk Analysis Division and one of the observers who was prevented by FCTC officials and Russian security personnel from observing the deliberations. Shame on you, Framework Convent
The National Center for Public Policy Research
added Oct 23, 2014 09:24
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[Russia] Increased taxes, regulation key to fighting tobacco ‘epidemic,’ says UN health agency

The implementation of higher taxes on tobacco products and greater regulation for electronic cigarettes are among the decisions passed ...underscored the passing of Article 6 – a “landmark” decision taken by delegates in an effort to reduce the global con
UN News Service
added Oct 21, 2014 14:52
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[Africa, Nigeria] CSOs urge Senate to align tobacco control bill with WHO-FCTC guidelines

AS the Senate presents the National Tobacco Control Bill (NTCB) for public hearing this week, a coalition of civil society groups has urged the lawmakers to ensure that the bill aligns with provisions of the World Health Organisation Framework Convention
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Oct 21, 2014 14:00
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[Russia] Overview of FCTC Article 6 Guidelines at COP6

Dr. Frank J. Chaloupka, technical adviser to the drafting group, provides an overview of the guidelines of Article 6 on price and tax measures to reduce the demand for tobacco.
Tobacconomics (Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago)
added Oct 21, 2014 11:20
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[Russia] Meeting agrees advances to fight tobacco epidemic; governments must make them an immediate priority (PDF)

Topping their work plans should be implementing guidelines that will assist governments to apply taxes to tobacco more effectively. It is generally accepted that raising the price of tobacco products, including through tax increases, is the most effectiv
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Oct 21, 2014 11:19
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[Russia] Health Authorities Push Through Taxation Guidelines Behind Closed Doors at Moscow WHO Summit

"An Alarming Attempt to Erode Countries' Sovereignty on Taxation Policies" Yesterday at the WHO FCTC's Conference of the Parties (COP6) in Moscow, guidelines on price and tax measures (Article 6) were hurriedly adopted behind closed doors, further demon
PR Newswire
added Oct 21, 2014 10:26
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TAXATION AND PRICE (PDF)

The most effective policy for reducing tobacco consumption is to increase the price of tobacco products through tax increases. Higher tobacco prices: Encourage cessation among existing tobacco users; Prevent initiation among potential users; and Reduce t
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids International
added Oct 21, 2014 10:12
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[Russia] WHO Conference Recommends Nations Increase Tobacco Taxes To Save Lives

The recommendation to raise tobacco taxes was particularly heartening given the efforts of the International Tax and Investment Center – an organization supported by all four major international tobacco companies – to convene a meeting of delegates befor
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Oct 21, 2014 10:09
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[Russia] LETTER: STEWART: A front group for Big Tobacco

International Tax and Investment Center attempts to cast itself as a key stakeholder ... a front group for big tobacco. Its main financial sponsors includes four of the largest tobacco corporations, including Philip Morris International and British Americ
Financial Times (uk)
added Oct 20, 2014 22:27
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