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Dubai Duty Free has confirmed that new tobacco taxes do not apply to departing passengers from Dubai airports. more

Dec 4, 2017 2:00 PM News

Japan’s tobacco tax revenue is likely to drop this year as more smokers switch to heat-not-burn products containing less tobacco. more

Sep 11, 2017 11:00 AM News

The Thai Public Health Ministry has revealed an increased tobacco tax will be effective from July 4 in an effort to curb smoking, particularly among low-income smokers. more

Jul 17, 2017 12:00 AM News

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

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria wants a minimum of 150% special levies on all tobacco products. more

Mar 22, 2017 12:00 AM News

Jamaican Ministry of Health advises that portfolio minister Dr. Christopher Tufton and his team are actively evaluating the World Health Organization’s call for heavy taxation on tax tobacco industry. more

Mar 10, 2017 12:00 AM News

Ceylon Tobacco Company Plc.announced that it will be closing its leaf depots in Anuradhapura and Sigiriya due to the impact of tax hikes, despite an increase in profits reported last year. more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Leaf

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

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


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Is anyone accountable for their own life anymore?

Alcohol and sugar are found to be a health risk but the tobacco industry faces harshest criticism.

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