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Tobacco Taxes to Increase by 11%

January 14th, 2016 Posted in Tobacco control Tags: ,

The government has declared a raise in tobacco excise taxes, by approximately 11.19 %, since January 1, 2016, after taking into consideration both the status of the cigarette industry and public health. “The largest tax boost of around 12.96 to 16.47 % will be applied to machine-rolled cigarettes and the smallest boost of 0 to 12 % will put on hand-rolled cigarettes,” stated the Finance Ministry’s director general of taxation Heru Pambudi several days ago as quoted on tempo.co. Read more

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FDA Gets Tough on Tobacco Control

July 1st, 2013 Posted in Tobacco control, Tobacco news Tags: ,

As the Food and Drug Administration this week announced the rejection of the four proposed tobacco products, the experts expressed the hope that the federal government can reduce tobacco use through regulation.
FDA’s decision on Tuesday became the first tobacco undergoing federal oversight. FDA also commissioned two new tobacco products, although they are versions of what is already on the market. Read more

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City of Milton leaves hiring tobacco users to October 1

“This is part of a wellness program established in the city,” Milton City Manager Brian Watkins said. “Wellness is an important part of our culture …. Workplace wellness programs can also play an important role in containing health care costs for employers and entrepreneurs.” Read more

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Parkland considering a tobacco-free campus

March 14th, 2013 Posted in Tobacco control, Tobacco industry, Tobacco news

As a nation embraces a healthy lifestyle trends, Parkland College Student Government, a health center, Parkland United Student Health and the Office of Student Life are working together to develop proposals for a tobacco-free policy.
Health experts around the world to collect more information to confirm that passive smoking can have a negative impact on human health.
The report to the surgeon, he said that no amount of secondhand smoke is safe. Center for Disease Control adds that even brief exposures can be harmful to health. Read more

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International Conference on Management of Tobacco in the 21st century

Imagine for a moment that the plague devastated the developed world, but has not yet established its control over developing countries. If the world’s leaders in the field of public health come together for two days at Harvard to outline the campaign to prevent the spread of the plague, unless you do not want to cover this meeting? Read more

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