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US: The AHA Wants Increased Tobacco Taxes. But Are These Effective?

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Studies indicate that increased tax rates on vaping products are directly proportional to increased smoking rates.Published on Governing, Brown’s article spoke in favour of...

New Zealand’s Tobacco Tax Revenue Plunges as More Smokers Quit

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An article on Stuff revealed that this drop in tax revenue is being mainly attributed to a 47.8% decline in tobacco duty driven by...

Germany: A Higher Vape Tax Will Have Dire Repercussions on Public...

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A report published earlier this year in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, had discussed the German Federal Ministry of Finance plans to increase the current...

JTI Malaysia Asked Authorities For Policy Against Illicit Cigarettes 

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Last November, JTI’s Managing Director Cormac O’Rourke, said that besides the RM5 billion loss in revenue faced each year, Malaysia must also take into...

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...