Daily Archives: June 16, 2009

Cigarette policies would be even stricter very soon


Tobacco tax fails in House


Federal Board of Revenue too thumps the tobacco industry

Even though tobacco products are stated to be cheaper and hence more accessible in Pakistan today than they were 15 years ago, the new taxation measures on cigarettes, spelled out in the budget for the fiscal year 2009-2010 in response to a recommendation from the World Health Organisation and the Ministry of Health, reflect the government’s intention to control tobacco consumption in the country by using price and taxation policies as a tool.

Legislation imposes sweeping restrictions on cigarettes


North Carolina Tobacco Farmers Find Friend in State’s New Senator

Along Highway 581 in this rural hamlet, past the Piggly Wiggly and the Country Doctor Museum and the Baptist church and cemetery, is Pender Sharp’s tobacco farm. A sixth-generation farmer who tends to 500 acres, he is part of a dwindling breed whose political influence seems to be waning everywhere — except in eastern North Carolina.

Tobacco Regulation Is Expected to Face a Free-Speech Challenge


Health global alliance to curb humanity’s most fatal diseases

Six of the world’s foremost health agencies, collectively managing an estimated 80% of all public health research funding, today announced formation of a landmark alliance to collaborate in the critical battle against chronic, non-communicable diseases: cardiovascular diseases (mainly heart disease and stroke), several cancers, chronic respiratory conditions, and type 2 diabetes.

Health minister can restrict tobacco products