Regional updates archive

Tobacco excise tax hailed

Health advocates have praised Thailand’s move to increase the tobacco excise tax, but doubt it will reduce the number of smokers. The Southeast Asia Tobacco

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Tobacco Tax Update

  On 4 February, 2016, The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) led its Executive Director, Ms. Bungon Ritthiphakdee and the World Health Organization Cambodia

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New ThaiHealth head appointed

Yesterday, ThaiHealth hosted the first committee meeting of the year on the major issues, setting up a selection committee to choose new ThaiHealth specialist board

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Tobacco law fines in works

The Ministries of Health and Information are working together to put some teeth into last year’s law restricting the advertisement of tobacco products to sale

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Smoke signals

A debate over vaping touches deeper nerves KRYPTONITE, Paddle Pop and Breakfast Crunch are just a few of the flavoured “vape juices” sold to connoisseurs

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Indoor smoking down sharply

Almost half of a year after the implementation of a new tobacco control regulation in Beijing, smoking in public places has greatly decreased and public

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Suppressing Demand of Cigarette

Increment of tobacco excise tariff followed by the increase of cigarette price does not reduce the consumption and production of cigarette. Suppressing Demand of Cigarette

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Unreliability of the study

If there’s anything to learn from the latest Oxford Economics (OE) study on illicit tobacco trade released recently in Hong Kong to a selective group

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