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Saudi Arabia widens excise tax to sweetened drinks, E-Cigarettes

The move comes as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman looking to transform the Arab nation's economy, which calls for boosting non-oil revenue.

A combination of cannabis and tobacco may harm young adults

The Psychology of Addictive Behaviours review says a combination of both substances may result in behavioural problems among young adults. 

Illicit cigarette traders profited RM1.2 bil last year, says tobacco company

British American Tobacco Malaysia says more than RM1 billion in excise duty was also lost to illegal cigarette trade last year.

Upcoming tobacco law could go up in smoke without political will,...

Greater enforcement plus a more comprehensive review of tobacco and smoking products is needed.

Why Malaysia needs one law to cover all tobacco products

Former health official says all tobacco products should be subject to the same regulations as cigarettes.

Putrajaya to enact new law to increase no-smoking zones

But Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad says there will still be designated spots for smokers to light up.

Heat-not-burn refills shouldn’t be dodging tax, health requirements

Former health ministry official and a think-tank say heat-not-burn refills need to be treated like cigarettes.

Is smoking shisha safer than ciggies?

Shisha is a type of tobacco famous among the young, who gather at shisha cafes thinking sharing a pipe is safer than smoking a cigarette.

McLaren to race without BAT logo in Aussie GP

The British team's decision follows that of Ferrari to drop Philip Morris branding for their 'Mission Winnow' initiative at Albert Park, citing problems with Australia's health authorities.

Egypt’s tobacco monopoly climbs as state sale draws in investors

The offering is part of a long-delayed program to sell additional stakes in key state-run companies.

Court allows group to challenge smoking ban

The High Court however refused to issue a stay order on the ban.

Smokers who roll their own cigarettes are less likely to quit

The main reason for this difference appears to be the lower cost of hand-rolling, which is significantly cheaper than smoking factory-made products.

The link between alcohol consumption and cancer

Acetaldehyde, a product of alcohol metabolism is more toxic than alcohol itself and is a known human carcinogen that can harm a person's DNA and proteins.

Set aside 5% of sin tax for health programmes, says think...

The Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy says at least 30 countries are already using tax on tobacco for health programmes.

Tobacco maker BAT says post-SST cigarette pricing still hazy

British American Tobacco says increasing prices of cigarettes is inconsistent with the government's plan to fix a ceiling price.

Tobacco price hike a boon for black market, Putrajaya told

The government is urged to consider other ways of discouraging smoking.

Vape, shisha add to smokescreen in anti-tobacco campaign, says expert

Prof Sanchia Aranda says Malaysia needs to put its foot down on tobacco trade and work on the next big challenge: shisha and e-ciggies.

Stop taking revenue from sin taxes, economist says on tobacco trade

Ramon Navaratnam says it is counter-intuitive to continue profiting from the tobacco industry.

E-cigarette users have double the risk of a heart attack

A new large-scale US study has found that daily e-cigarette use can nearly double the risk of a heart attack compared to those who have never used e-cigs

Ferrari bets on tobacco veteran in post-Marchionne era

Camilleri was appointed Ferrari chief executive on July 21, succeeding the late Sergio Marchionne, who died after suffering complications following surgery.

BAT churns out tobacco profit as cigarette alternatives stumble

BAT’s profits will provide a rare bit of cheer for tobacco investors as doubts intensify over long-term prospects for the cigarette industry.

US$15 billion Silicon Valley upstart takes on big tobacco in UK

Silicon Valley startup Juul Labs Inc. will begin selling its e-cigarettes in the UK this week seeking to replicate its runaway US success.

Imperial takes on Juul as big tobacco faces upstart rival

Imperial Brands Plc is releasing new vaping pods in the US and UK containing nicotine salts, which allow the stimulant to be absorbed into the bloodstream more rapidly than when using a conventional e-cigarette.

US teens may smoke hookah because ‘everyone else is doing it’

Approximately 11% of US teenagers smoke hookah.