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Tweet Ministry of Health has directed the managements of hotels and restaurants to stop allocating designated areas for smokers in their premises to allow them using cigarettes, pipes, cigars and ‘Sheesha.’ According to official sources, they have been asked to implement anti-tobacco laws to protect the health of non-smokers, as there is no permission of allocating any designated area for smokers. While taking notice of open use of tobacco in ... Jump to full article >>

Government likely to raise tobacco tax in bid to cut smoking

Tweet The Ministry of Health has given the clearest signal yet that the Government is likely to increase the tobacco tax to help reduce the number of people who smoke. Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia, who sits outside the Cabinet, last year spoke supportively of tobacco tax increases in a speech that has put pressure on the Government on a range of tobacco policies. Increasing the tax was “worth exploring if we are genuine about wan ... Jump to full article >>