International Updates Archive

Why raise tobacco tax

8 June 2016 Globally health advocates have been pressing their governments to raise tobacco taxes to reduce tobacco consumption, especially among young people. Tobacco industry also has argued that tobacco taxes need to be kept

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Hong Kong must adopt plain tobacco packaging

31 May 2016 Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Three-quarters of Hongkongers support restrictions on logos, colours and brand images on cigarette and other tobacco product packs in a bid to further reduce smoking We’ve all chosen products

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Contesting the Science of Smoking

4 May 2016 A decade after a judge ordered tobacco companies to acknowledge the dangers of low-tar cigarettes, they continue to dispute the scientific consensus. In a landmark ruling nearly a decade ago, a federal

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