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Vietnam: Experts want strong tobacco tax hike

10 May 2018: HCMC – The Ministry of Finance has proposed an additional special consumption tax of VND1,000 for each pack of cigarettes on top of the current special consumption tax rate of 70%, but […]

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Vietnam: Tobacco control is losing ground

26 April 2018: Last week the Ministry of Health, allied with health experts and policymakers, called for an increase in the consumption tax on cigarettes. Their proposal was to have a flat-rate duty of VNĐ2,000 […]

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Philippines: NV lgu approves anti-vaping ordinance

23 April 2018: BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, April 23 (PIA) — The provincial board here has approved the Anti-Vaping Ordinance considering its threat to human health. Vice Governor Lambert Galima, Jr. said the ordinance has been […]