Category: Tax

Another day, another panic

Another day, another panic

| June 14, 2018

Electronic cigarettes seem to instil in some authorities a sense of panic that is not detectable in the case of far-more-risky combustible cigarettes.

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Support for leaf export levy

Support for leaf export levy

| June 14, 2018

A claim that encouraging leaf tobacco exports from Bangladesh would discourage the domestic consumption of tobacco products seems to stretch credulity.

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Price increase in Japan

Price increase in Japan

| June 13, 2018

A manufacturer price-increase on cigarettes will be ushered in along with a tax rise in Japan later this year.

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Commitment questioned

Commitment questioned

| June 11, 2018

Cigarette tax increases included in Bangladesh’s proposed 2018-19 budget are said to be insufficient to keep the country on track toward its 2040 tobacco-free goal.

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Reforming in Cambodia

Reforming in Cambodia

| June 11, 2018

The Tobacco Industry of Cambodia is reforming to tackle more effectively the country’s illegal trade.

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E-cigs attracting excise

E-cigs attracting excise

| June 6, 2018

Imposing excise tax on electronic cigarettes to curb tobacco consumption will work only if e-cigarettes are defined as – or deemed to be – tobacco products.

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Tax rises not working

Tax rises not working

| June 5, 2018

In Australia, where tobacco prices are astronomically high, the fall in the number of smokers has been tiny. Perhaps it should try nicotine-delivering electronic-cigarettes.

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Call for ‘sin tax’ repeal

Call for ‘sin tax’ repeal

| June 5, 2018

Even if, as seems likely, sin is evenly distributed through society, ‘sin taxes’ impact the financially poor disproportionately.

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E-cigs, not taxes, work

E-cigs, not taxes, work

| June 4, 2018

A Summit on Harm Reduction held in the Philippines has been told of a stunningly successful support program for smokers wanting to quit by switching to vaping.

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Nigeria raises excise

Nigeria raises excise

| June 4, 2018

Excise taxes on tobacco products are set to rise three times in three years in Nigeria. Anti-tobacco organizations have welcomed the increases but the tobacco industry is concerned.

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Price decrease denied

Price decrease denied

| June 1, 2018

There seems to be a difference of opinion as to whether the prices of cigarettes in Malaysia are going to fall during a period of tax transition.

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Call for ban by 2025

Call for ban by 2025

| May 23, 2018

Although the incidence of smoking has fallen in New Zealand; the present rate of decline is not going to be enough for the government to hit its tobacco-smoke-free target by 2025.

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Tax link questioned

Tax link questioned

| May 16, 2018

An article in Nicotine Tobacco Research questions the link between tax-induced cigarette price rises and increases in the illegal trade in such products, in five countries of Latin America.

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Seeking tax stability

Seeking tax stability

| May 14, 2018

A tobacco manufacturer operating in Kenya has made a plea for what is on the wish list of companies worldwide: a stable tax regime that delivers a predictable operating environment.

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Following the money

Following the money

| May 14, 2018

In the Philippines, a share of the excise taxes collected annually on the sale of tobacco products is supposed to go towards helping tobacco growers, but …

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Peru increasing taxes

Peru increasing taxes

| May 11, 2018

The government of Peru is targeting tax increases at products whose use carries health risks. But unlike in many other countries, it is not only cigarettes that are in the frame.

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Illegal trade rising

Illegal trade rising

| May 3, 2018

If governments believe they can force people to quit smoking completely by increasing the prices of cigarettes, they must believe also that tobacco addiction is not strong.

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Illegal trade alarming

Illegal trade alarming

| May 3, 2018

One of the consequences of tax ‘manipulation by certain players’ is that South Africa’s licit, tax-compliant tobacco sector is losing market share to the illicit sector ‘at an alarming rate’.

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Regulations enforced

Regulations enforced

| April 30, 2018

Tobacco distributors in the US will have to pay particular attention to their record keeping as an existing law is enforced more aggressively.

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Passing the butt

Passing the butt

| April 26, 2018

If civic-minded citizens didn’t pay for the costs created by those less civic-minded, there would be no tobacco-company donations to the EU for fighting the illegal trade – and no prisons.

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