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The government could potentially lose as much as US$1.43 billion in taxes from cigarettes and vaping products due to poor enforcement against smugglers, Japan Tobacco International Berhad (JTI Malaysia) recently announced. Read more

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The cabinet has approved a flat tax on all cigarette packets and soft drinks to try to plug a gaping budget deficit. Read more

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The New York City Council has passed legislation that further restricts access to tobacco products throughout the city. Read more

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Higher sin taxes have prompted cost-conscious smokers in the world’s second largest cigarette market to move from premium brands to cheaper ones. Read more

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A call by the Irish Cancer Society to keep raising taxes on cigarettes has been slammed as an “outrageous attack on the poor” by Forest Ireland. Read more

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Tobacco excise taxes often exceed half of the retail price. Looking at the percentage of excise in the cost of cigarettes, Cuba leads the pack, followed by the UK and Australia. Read more

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Growing global recognition of the critical role of tobacco excise tax stamps has prompted the sector to come together with the formation of a new trade association. Read more

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From the Associate editor

Jumping the Gun with E-Cig Bans?

Food for thought: could this rush to ban e-cigarettes and flavors actually backfire on public health?

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