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South Korea: Experts Propose New Direction for Tobacco Control Policy in Korea at WEAI

SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 18, 2021-- New proposals with regards to Korea’s tobacco control policy have drawn international attention following its release at Western Economic Association International (WEAI) Virtual Conference, an internationally recognized economics conference, which is held for 3-days from March 17. New proposals with regards to Korea’s tobacco control policy have drawn international attention...

Pakistan: Tobacco control activists demand increase in FED on tobacco products

Tobacco control activists have demanded that the government increase FED on tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco products, in Pakistan. Currently, there are two tax slabs for cigarettes. An amount of Rs 33/- FED is imposed on cigarettes costing less than Rs. 90/- per packet and Rs. 90/- on cigarettes with a price of Rs. 90/-...

India: Tobacco taxes too low to control smoking

Karnataka's example shows that strictly enforcing existing laws could be a better answer, says study Smoking is a public health issue in India, with 100 million adults using products such as cigarettes and beedis. One tool the government has is taxes. But a study from Karnataka shows taxes are uneven and too low to limit...

More Taxes On Tobacco Products In 2021

Mambury Njie, Minister Finance and Economic Affairs, has disclosed that the tax exercise on tobacco products is expected to increase to 70 percent of the retail price. “In line with the country’s commitment under the World Health Organization (WHO) frame work on convention tobacco control, the ECOWAS directive on tobacco product in the Gambia and...