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‘Comprehensive tobacco ban required’

LAHORE – Experts have urged a comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship noting that isolated actions have little effect in reducing youth smoking.
“Comprehensive bans on tobacco advertising and promotion can result in a considerable reduction of tobacco consumption on a national level,” said University of Health Sciences (UHS) Vice Chancellor Prof Malik Hussain Mubashar, adding that where a complete ad ban was coupled with an intensive public information

Indonesia to raise tax on tobacco

JAKARTA: Indonesia plans to raise its tobacco excise tax by five percent next year to help meet state revenue targets, a senior official said Wednesday.
The country has one of the highest smoking rates in the world, as 60 percent of the men are estimated to smoke along with a “disturbing” number of children, according to the Asia Pacific Association for the Control of Tobacco (APACT).
Finance ministry official, Agus Supriyanto told Dow Jones Newswires that the excise tax