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Tobacco shown the door

Tobacco shown the door

| November 28, 2017

The tobacco sector has joined a list of industries considered by BNP Paribas to be ‘sensitive’; a list that includes defense, nuclear energy and palm oil.

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2025 ‘tobacco-free’ goal

2025 ‘tobacco-free’ goal

| November 27, 2017

The WHO believes that other countries should learn from the anti-tobacco strategies of Turkmenistan, which Human Rights Watch describes as one of the world’s most repressive countries.

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TTM workers protest

TTM workers protest

| November 27, 2017

Workers at the Thailand Tobacco Monopoly have protested outside the Finance Ministry over the imposition of a new excise-tax structure that they believe will cost some of them their jobs.

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Tobacco use down in India

Tobacco use down in India

| November 27, 2017

Smoking, tobacco chewing and tobacco use in general have all gone down in India since 2009-2010, according to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey.

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Call for excise tax hike

Call for excise tax hike

| November 27, 2017

What is the difference between banning cigarettes and raising the excise tax on them so that their prices become unaffordable?

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Tax change hits local sales

Tax change hits local sales

| November 24, 2017

Thailand’s Finance Ministry could be seen to have scored an own goal by changing the country’s tobacco-tax structure in such a way as to undermine local sales.

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Minimum pricing mooted

Minimum pricing mooted

| November 24, 2017

After a long battle with the drinks industry, the way has been cleared for the Scottish government to introduce minimum alcohol prices. Is it now the turn of the tobacco industry?

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Young buy into illegal trade

Young buy into illegal trade

| November 24, 2017

Those setting cigarette tax rates in the UK must surely pause for thought when they learn that people aged 14 to 15 are being drawn towards the illegal tobacco trade.

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Local studies needed

Local studies needed

| November 24, 2017

Indonesia’s Health Minister has said that the country needs to conduct its own studies into the impact of tobacco rather than cut-and-paste the figures obtained from overseas studies.

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TFWA has new website

TFWA has new website

| November 24, 2017

The Tax-Free World Association’s redesigned website is said to provide improved integration with social media.

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India wants an end to ENDS

India wants an end to ENDS

| November 23, 2017

An expert group in India says that any form of nicotine use is hazardous and that, therefore, the use of electronic nicotine-delivery systems should be banned.

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Farmers lose out

Farmers lose out

| November 23, 2017

While the government of Tanzania and potential buyers haggle over the price that should be paid for ‘excess tobacco’, it is the farmers who are suffering.

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UK taxing the poor

UK taxing the poor

| November 23, 2017

Once again, UK smokers, many of whom are financially poor, are being forced by the Chancellor to pay more than their fair share to the government’s coffers.

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Smokers given a voice

Smokers given a voice

| November 23, 2017

An organization launched in Indonesia aims to stand up for the rights of smokers and counter the discrimination that they suffer.

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Tax hike approved

Tax hike approved

| November 22, 2017

Egypt’s parliament has voted in favor of an amendment of the value added-tax law that increases the tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products.

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HNB study ‘misleading’

HNB study ‘misleading’

| November 22, 2017

An American Heart Association study on HNB technology is creating unnecessary alarm, according to Konstantinos Farsalinos.

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Rejection urged

Rejection urged

| November 22, 2017

The International Tax Stamp Association is urging EU member states to reject draft implementing regulations for track and trace, security features and data storage, saying the proposed system is insufficiently independent from the tobacco industry.

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Division on HnB tax

Division on HnB tax

| November 22, 2017

Japanese lawmakers seem divided on a proposal that would raise the tax on heat-not-burn (HnB) products.

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Staying the course

Staying the course

| November 22, 2017

Masamichi Terabatake, Japan Tobacco’s designated president and CEO, has no plans to change the company’s basic strategy.

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Sustainability recognized

Sustainability recognized

| November 21, 2017

Iggesund Paperboard’s mills in Iggesund, Sweden, and Workington, England, have been awarded the highest rating for sustainability in an evaluation done by EcoVadis.

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