Tag: sri lanka

More plain packaging

More plain packaging

| April 18, 2018

It seems that Sri Lanka is preparing to impose standardized packaging on tobacco products, though it is not clear when this might happen.

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Black or white unattractive?

Black or white unattractive?

| April 12, 2018

It is surprising how those advocating standardized packaging are willing to set themselves up as the arbiters of color attractiveness. Such hubris came back to haunt Australia’s advocates.

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Cultivation ban opposed

Cultivation ban opposed

| March 19, 2018

No individual government can stop people from smoking by banning the growing of tobacco. A government can stop people from smoking only by banning smoking.

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Exclusion zone contracts

Exclusion zone contracts

| March 5, 2018

A proposed 500-meter tobacco-sales exclusion-zone around schools in Sri Lanka probably ran into the problem that, in some urban areas at least, the zones overlapped.

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Farming semantics

Farming semantics

| March 2, 2018

Researchers in Sri Lanka say that tobacco farmers can make their livings in other ways; so they don’t want them called tobacco farmers. How about, farmers who happen to be growing tobacco?

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Support for tobacco control

Support for tobacco control

| September 29, 2017

Sri Lanka is one of 15 priority countries that will receive support for implementing the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

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Ban shows double standards

Ban shows double standards

| August 7, 2017

Sri Lanka has banned chewing tobacco, including traditional chewing mixtures with added tobacco, because, it says, these products are dangerous. But it has not moved against cigarettes.

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Illegal trade on a high

Illegal trade on a high

| June 29, 2017

Following a cigarette tax increase and the introduction of VAT, sales of licit cigarettes in Sri Lanka have fallen sharply, while those of illicit products have taken wing.

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Retailers call for restraint

Retailers call for restraint

| May 30, 2017

Retailers operating in Sri Lanka have called on the government to exercise restraint in respect of tobacco regulations so as not to eviscerate, suddenly and drastically, their businesses.

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Herbal project derailed

Herbal project derailed

| May 15, 2017

An investment aimed at the manufacture in Sri Lanka of ‘cancer safe’ herbal cigarettes seems to have fallen at the final jump.

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Consumption increased

Consumption increased

| May 1, 2017

Sri Lanka is debating how it might reverse an increasing trend in cigarette consumption, which went from about 3.6 billion in 2014 to about 3.8 billion in 2016.

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Sri Lankan monopoly secure

Sri Lankan monopoly secure

| April 20, 2017

A suggestion that Sri Lanka is considering registering a second cigarette manufacturer has met with an angry response from the country’s health minister.

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Beyond the smoke

Beyond the smoke

| April 10, 2017

In its latest annual report, Ceylon Tobacco Company has emphasised its contribution to Sri Lanka’s economy.

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Taxes up, revenues down

Taxes up, revenues down

| January 11, 2017

In imposing tobacco tax hikes in October and November, the government of Sri Lanka fell into the trap of diminishing returns during the final quarter of last year.

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