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Exit strategy: we can do it for COVID-19, why not tobacco?

18 May 2020 Mike Daube, Rob Moodie, Insight+ COVID-19 was first identified in December 2019 and declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization in March 2020. Australia is now seen as a world leader in taking action based on public health advice. This has entailed profound restrictions on social and economic activity, adverse impacts on …

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Cambodians will stop buying cigarettes if priced more than US$2.50

Last 22 May, our partners in Cambodia launched in Phnom Penh the results of the Youth Opinion Survey on Cigarette Prices which reveals that Cambodians will stop buying cigarettes if price is more than US$2.50 per pack. The main purpose of the study is to find out what young Cambodians think of current cigarette (and smokeless …

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Poorest smokers would quit if cigarette prices increased

12 April 2018: As many as 67 million smokers around the world would kick the habit if the price of a packet of cigarettes was increased by 50 per cent, new research has found. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that increasing cigarette prices through taxation would benefit the poorest in each country the most. Researchers …

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Philippines: Integrated Tobacco Taxation Workshop

5-8 December 2017: SEATCA’s Tobacco Tax Program Manager Ms. Sophapan Ratanachena and FCTC Program Director Dr. Ulysses Dorotheo are the main resource persons in the Integrated Tobacco Taxation Workshop organised in Manila by the Philippine Department of Health and Department of Finance with support from the Thailand’s Ministry off Health and Ministry of Finance, FCTC …

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Money Managers Survey: Tobacco companies bottom of ‘Respect Table’

British American Tobacco (BAT), Philip Morris International (PMI) and the Altria Group are at the bottom of the respect table according to the Barron’s ranking of 100 U.S.-based companies. The ranking is done by money managers. This is another nail on the tobacco industry’s coffin, which is still pretending to be a respectable business. WHO …

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