Tag: philippines

Manufacturing a problem

Manufacturing a problem

| June 14, 2018

The machinery of government seems to have allowed the means of production of counterfeit cigarettes to enter the Philippines, and questions are being asked.

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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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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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Smuggling proliferating

Smuggling proliferating

| April 17, 2018

It has become known that cigarette smuggling is a major issue in the Philippines because the big tobacco manufacturers are complaining.

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New warnings published

New warnings published

| March 7, 2018

Smokers in the Philippines are to be warned that cigarette ingredients are used in embalming fluid. But perhaps it’s never too early to start the preservation process.

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Lock them up – healthily

Lock them up – healthily

| March 5, 2018

‘Health advocates’ in the Philippines are seemingly impatient to have people locked up because of non-compliance with new tobacco-product health-warning regulations.

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Illicit factory raided

Illicit factory raided

| February 14, 2018

The Philippines’ Finance Secretary has said that following tax-induced price rises on cigarettes, the authorities were having to be on the lookout for illicit cigarettes.

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Pressing the vapor case

Pressing the vapor case

| February 12, 2018

Vapers in the Philippines are using a Public Health England review to press their case for vaping devices to become a part of the Philippines’ tobacco control program.

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Tax regime could backfire

Tax regime could backfire

| February 2, 2018

The Philippines’ government seems intent on burdening smokers with crippling levels of taxes as part of a policy that seems likely to backfire to the cost of the wider community.

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‘Go after the SMUGGLERS’

‘Go after the SMUGGLERS’

| February 1, 2018

One of the problems with going after tobacco smugglers in the Philippines is perhaps the already-overcrowded conditions within the country’s jails.

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Tobacco revenue increased

Tobacco revenue increased

| January 22, 2018

Tobacco excise is expected this year to contribute nearly 14 percent more to the Philippines’ government coffers than it did last year.

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Christmas appeal

Christmas appeal

| December 18, 2017

A pro-health lobby group in the Philippines has called on smokers not to take their habit with them when they go to Christmas parties. Drinkers were not so advised.

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Taxes to rise in Philippines

Taxes to rise in Philippines

| December 14, 2017

Tobacco taxes in the Philippines will rise by just over eight percent during the first half of next year, and by just under eight percent during the second half of the year.

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Tax debate heats up

Tax debate heats up

| December 12, 2017

An anti-tobacco advocate in the Philippines has warned committee members who support an ‘insufficient’ five pesos rise in tobacco taxes that they will have blood on their hands if the rise is adopted.

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Taxes on taxes on taxes…

Taxes on taxes on taxes…

| December 11, 2017

The more that governments denigrate tobacco consumption, the more they are able to use the industry as a tax milch cow, even to the detriment of impoverished farmers and farm laborers.

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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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Mighty rise in tax receipts

Mighty rise in tax receipts

| November 9, 2017

The Philippines’ Department of Finance says that it expects JTI Philippines to pay about P2 billion more a month in taxes than was paid by the company it took over, Mighty Corporation.

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BAT leaving Philippines

BAT leaving Philippines

| November 6, 2017

Given BAT’s small-scale operation in the Philippines, the highly consolidated nature of the market there and the lack of inorganic opportunities, the company is taking its leave.

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Tax-stamp roll-out deferred

Tax-stamp roll-out deferred

| October 12, 2017

The tweaking of the security features on new tax stamps in the Philippines is delaying their deployment.

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Double vision on taxes

Double vision on taxes

| October 11, 2017

Doubling the tax on cigarettes would undoubtedly be a body blow to smokers in the Philippines, but it might also take the wind out of government revenues.

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