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Only one in four smokers in the UAE have changed their habits after the government introduced a 100% excise or “sin tax” last year. more

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Senior officials at Oman’s Ministry of Health announced that tobacco tax will soon be doubled. more

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Egypt is aiming to raise its revenues from tobacco taxes by EGP7.072 billion (US$402 million) in the 2018-19 draft budget, targeting around EGP58.524 billion (US$3.33 billion.) more

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Senior officials at Oman’s Ministry of Health announced that tobacco tax will soon be doubled. more

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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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From the Associate editor

Marketing 101

There is no industry more regulated than the tobacco industry, and this extends to its marketing. But, do basic marketing concepts differ much between tobacco and any other product?

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