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Indonesia to Increase Tobacco Tax by 12.5%

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The 12.5% increase in tobacco excise tax was recently announced by Indonesia’s finance minister Sri Mulyani, who said that it will be effective as...

NZ Party Leader Wants to Remove Taxes on Safer Tobacco Alternatives

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New Zealand’s First Part has announced that they would lower tobacco excise so that the average pack of cigarettes would cost no more than...

Tobacco Related Ballot Measures On the 2020 U.S. Election State-Level Ballots

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Vaping, tobacco, and nicotine issues are on the ballot across the United States. In the United States, November 3rd is the country's national election day. Former...

Spain Prepares New Tobacco Law

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The Ministries of Finance and Health are separately working on ways to reduce tobacco consumption via two different routes, with the ultimate plan being...

New Zealand’s 2020 Budget Did Not Raise Tobacco Taxes

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“It’s good news the Minister of Finance didn’t use this Budget to hike tobacco tax, as has been the case for the past four...

NZ: Tobacco Companies Use Tax Increases to Cover Price Hikes

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Professor Richard Edwards, an Otago University academic and co-director of the ASPIRE 2025 project, is pointing out that excessive and hidden voluntary price hikes...

Hungary Taken to Court by The EC Over Low Cigarette Tax

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A press release on the EC’s website has explained that Hungary was given until December 31, 2017, to gradually increase the excise duty on...

Another Reason Why Smokers Switch to Vaping: Tobacco Taxes

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The study titled, “The Effects of Traditional Cigarette and E-Cigarette Taxes on Adult Tobacco Product Use,” distributed by the National Bureau of Economic Research...

Mongolia: Tobacco Tax did not Increase Illicit Cigarette Trade 

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In May 2017, the Mongolian government had increased the import tobacco tax by 30%, followed by a 10% excise tobacco tax increase in January...

Big Tobacco Not Paying Its Fair share of UK Corporation Tax

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The report which was released this month on the the journal of Public Health, suggests that these cigarette companies pay hundreds of millions of...