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Licit cigarette sales plummet after Macau tax hike

Licit cigarette sales plummet after Macau tax hike

| August 19, 2015

Sales of licit cigarettes in Macau have dropped by about two-thirds following the tripling of tobacco excise, according to a Business Daily story quoting one retailer. The government hiked tobacco excise last month, from MOP0.5 a stick to MOP1.5 (US$0.19) “Our sales have plunged 60 per cent to 70 per cent following the implementation of […]

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TPPA would hinder New Zealand’s smoke-free goal

TPPA would hinder New Zealand’s smoke-free goal

| August 18, 2015

New Zealand’s Trade Minister, Tim Groser, is continuing to mislead people about the way that the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) would affect health, according to a Voxy story quoting Dr. Gay Keating of Doctors for Healthy Trade. “Saying that the TPPA won’t stop government making health regulation is like saying that there is nothing […]

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Tobacco firms the most financially transparent

Tobacco firms the most financially transparent

| August 18, 2015

A four-year investigation by Fairfax Media into the financial statements reported by multinational firms operating in Australia has found that tobacco companies issue the cleanest sets of numbers of any group of multinationals in the country, according to a story by Michael West for the Age newspaper, relayed by the TMA. Philip Morris (Australia), British […]

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Multiple factors influencing teem smoking propensity

Multiple factors influencing teem smoking propensity

| August 18, 2015

A South Korean teenager whose parents are both smokers is more than four times as likely to smoke than is a teenager with non-smoking parents, according to a story in The Korea Herald citing a government report published yesterday. The report, released by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, surveyed 75,000 middle- and […]

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Complaint filed over JTI’s planned plant in Taiwan

Complaint filed over JTI’s planned plant in Taiwan

| August 18, 2015

A group of anti-tobacco activists in Taiwan filed a complaint on Monday accusing three cabinet agencies of dereliction of duty and legal violations after they gave the go-ahead or failed to object to the building of a factory by an international tobacco company, according to a Focus Taiwan News Channel report. The complaint was filed […]

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Imperial to issue interim statement

Imperial to issue interim statement

| August 18, 2015

Imperial Tobacco said yesterday that it would issue an interim management statement tomorrow. Imperial’s financial year runs from the beginning of October to the end of September.

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