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Regional updates archive

Lao PDR celebrates WNTD 2017

1 June 2017: Laos PDR organized several events to celebrate World No Tobacco Day 2017.  The first event on the 26th May, the Hygiene and Health Promotion

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Non-smokers must speak up

31 May 2017: THERE are more smokers today than ever before. Although the percentage of smokers may be decreasing, there are almost a billion daily

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It’s an enforcement issue

14 May 2017: TOBACCO manufacturers are maintaining their stand that any additional tax increase on cigarettes will only spur the “burgeoning illegal cigarette trade”. The

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Snuffing out the smugglers

9 April 2017: The Customs Department is getting serious with smugglers, intensifying its collaboration with regional counterparts and local enforcement agencies. SMUGGLERS beware. We’re coming

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