Daily Archives: October 11, 2010

Taxes on tobacco in India lowest in Asia Pacific

SYDNEY: Tax levied by India on tobacco products is among the lowest in the entire Asia Pacific region, and at variance with the World Health Organization’s norms.

Big tobacco will run rings around advertising ban

We can expect smoke signals from parliament in the next couple of weeks. The long-awaited, much-debated government plan to ban cigarette displays and advertisements in shops and newsagents and turf out vending machines from pubs is due to be revealed soon.

WHO decision will kill tobacco farming in Turkey

As Turkish tobacco cultivators are threatened with a World Health Organization initiative to stop production of blended tobacco Tyrkei tobaccocigarettes, farmers in the eastern province of Muş are hoping more American companies will buy their harvests.