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New tobacco ad regulations from May 31

March 20, 2014 The government is introducing new regulations from May 31, 2014 to further strengthen the existing tobacco advertising regulations across the country. Experts told us here on Wednesday that the new regulations will be effective from May 31, 2014 and include a complete ban on television and newspaper advertising as well as restriction on use of human or animal images and a complete ban on outdoor advertising. These new regulations will make the laws stronger and are a step in…

Contribution of tobacco industry: PTC seeks to brief FBR chairman

March 06, 2014 Pakistan Tobacco Company Limited (PTC) has approached the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to brief FBR Chairman Tariq Bajwa on the economic contribution of the tobacco industry in Pakistan, an attempt to portray a positive image of cigarette manufacturers. Sources said on Wednesday that the multinational company trying to meet the tax authorities of the FBR with the objective to make a presentation on positive aspects of the tobacco sector on the economy as well as general…

Illegal tobacco business growing fast across country

January 30, 2014 In the absence of a comprehensive anti-illicit tobacco policy illegal tobacco business is growing fast across the country causing loss worth billions to the national exchequer. According to the 'Asia-11: Illicit Tobacco Indicator 2012 study', conducted by Oxford Economics, the consumption of illicit cigarettes is 25.4 percent in Pakistan. The domestic illicit consumption makes up 21.9 percent out of the 25.4percent of the total illicit consumption in Pakistan; it is…

Pakistan among top Asian states in illicit tobacco consumption

December 10, 2013 Pakistan is among top Asian countries in the consumption of illicit tobacco with highest number of 21.8 billion illicit cigarettes consumed in the country annually. Referring to a 'Asia-11 Illicit Tobacco Indicator 2012' study by Oxford Economics, experts said on Monday that the figures and data has been mentioned in the said study. In the reporting year, the domestic illicit use was 18.8 billion cigarettes, whereas the non-domestic consumption of illicit cigarettes…

KP collects Rs 312 million tobacco development cess

November 11, 2013 The provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa collected Rs312 million tobacco development cess during the year 2013-14. The collected amount is being utilised on the development of the tobacco growing districts on the basis of the production of the crop. The share of the districts on the basis of tobacco produce during the year was Rs 162.98m for Swabi, Rs 37.90m for Mardan, Rs 38.03m for Charsadda, Rs 19.78m for Buner, Rs 14.5m for Nowshera, Rs 19.49m for Malakand and…

Non-duty paid brands flood tobacco market

November 10, 2013 A huge number 66.5 billion cigarettes consumed in 11 Asian countries during the year 2012 was illicit. With 86.3 percent, the domestic illicit cigarette volumes and consumption of illicit cigarettes were highest in Pakistan whereas the non-domestic Illicit was 13.7 percent. This scenario resulting in tax revenue losses of about more than 250 million dollars in 2012 only, said a study "Asia-11: Illicit Tobacco Indicator 2012". The study was conducted by Oxford Economics…

Huge tobacco use in India seen killing 1.5 million a year

September 16, 2013 Tobacco inflicts huge damage on the health of India's people and could be clocking up a death toll of 1.5 million a year by 2020 if more users are not persuaded to kick the habit, an international report said on September 12. Despite having signed up to a global treaty on tobacco control and having numerous anti-tobacco and smoke-free laws, India is failing to implement them effectively, leaving its people vulnerable to addiction and ill health, according to the report…

UK HC concerned over smuggling, counterfeiting of tobacco products

July 17, 2013 MUSHTAQ GHUMMAN British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Adam Thomson on Tuesday raised concerns over smuggling and counterfeiting of tobacco products which is harming British companies in Pakistan. He conveyed his dismay at a meeting with the Minister for Industries and Production, Ghulam Murtaza Khan Jatoi. The Minister and British High Commissioner discussed issues related to investment in industrial sector and the revival of under-performing industrial units in the…

66.195mn kg of tobacco required, domestic market and export

March 20, 2013 Pakistan Tobacco Board (PTB) has announced total requirements of 66.195 million kilogram tobacco for both domestic market and export. The board has further urged the tobacco growers for avoiding growing crop without execution of formal agreements with tobacco companies. Talking to this scribe, the officials of PTB said that the existing tobacco production not only meets domestic requirements rather sufficient tobacco is available for export. The tobacco farmers were…

EU set to subsidise tobacco as countries tackle smoking

February 03 2013 Members of the European Parliament have paved the way for hundreds of millions of euros in subsidies to go to Europe's tobacco farmers – even though Brussels spends huge amounts on anti-smoking campaigns. Tobacco growers could get extra cash as soon as next year after MEPs voted to amend changes in the Common Agricultural Policy. The vote would allow member states to decide which crops receive European Union farming subsidies. That could see countries such as…

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