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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has started imposing a 100% tax on tobacco and its derivatives starting since June 10. Energy drinks will also be taxed 100% while soft drinks will have a lower tax of 50%. more

Jul 13, 2017 12:00 AM News

Obaid Al Tayer, the minister of state for financial affairs has announced that a new law on excise duty on tobacco as well as fizzy and energy drinks is expected to be issued this year. more

May 24, 2017 12:00 AM News

The health ministry is seeking to tax all tobacco products, including bidis, at 28% as well as impose higher taxes under the new state goods and services tax (GST) bill. more

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM News

An excise tax hike on tobacco products has been in effect since February, from 87% to 90%. more

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM News

India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced on February 1, a hike in excise duty on cigars, cheroots, pan masala, cigarettes, and other related tobacco products. more

Mar 6, 2017 12:00 AM News

A value-added tax bill has been proposed in Egypt. If passed, the law would impose more financial burdens on Egyptians. more

Sep 3, 2016 12:00 AM News

China will make laws on environmental protection tax, tonnage tax and tobacco leaf tax this year, according to the recently released annual work report of the country’s top legislature. more

May 1, 2016 12:00 AM Leaf

A study says the current excise and value added tax rates are insufficient to increase the prices of tobacco products, therefore making products affordable. more

Mar 1, 2016 12:00 AM News

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Sales prohibition
in San Francisco

San Francisco now bans all flavored cigarettes, vaping and e-cigarette liquids. That includes much safer menthol cigarettes. It's a misguided move, we think. 

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