Business / Tobacco control

Tobacco control plan criticized as 'weak'

[2012-12-26 03:33]

Anti-tobacco campaigners have criticized the government's 2012-15 tobacco control plan as a "weak and futile" attempt to curb the habit.

Health chief praised for tobacco control

[2012-07-19 13:30]

Health Minister Chen Zhu was recognized by the World Health Organization for his efforts in combating nicotine addiction.

WHO urges China to tax smokers

[2012-07-19 11:06]

Cigarette tax should be increased to combat nicotine addiction in the world's largest tobacco consumer and producer, the World Health Organization chief said.

Tobacco consumption rises amid economic slowdown

[2012-07-19 09:19]

Chinese smoked more cigarettes in the first half of this year, helping the tobacco industry's profits to climb rapidly despite the current economic slowdown.

40m counterfeit cigarettes burnt for electricity

[2012-05-31 16:50]

Shi Jiazhuang Tobacco Monopoly Bureau destroyed counterfeit cigarettes at the venue of Hebei Lingda Environment-Friendly Energy Co in Shi Jiazhuang on March 30, 2012.

Tabacco industry's interference

[2012-05-31 14:03]

It is time for our government to quit "smoking", yet the relationship between the tobacco industry and academic institutions affects policy-making.

Tobacco award bid shelved amid controversy

[2012-05-07 10:31]

A Chinese tobacco research program has been left aside in an application for a top science award amid extensive controversy over its studies in less-harm cigarettes.

Tobacco bureau chief held over graft

[2012-04-16 13:19]

Police have detained the head of Henan's tobacco authority as part of an ongoing corruption probe.

Farmers set to turn new leaf as they shun tobacco

[2012-04-16 13:14]

Unlike tobacco planters who make very little profit, bureau workers and officials can enjoy high incomes thanks to the monopoly sales mechanism.

Ministry blasts tobacco award bid

[2012-04-13 10:58]

The Ministry of Health has added its voice to a chorus of opposition to a tobacco research project being nominated for a prestigious national prize.

Nation should put health before profits

[2012-04-10 14:19]

In the first two months of this year the profits of China's State-owned enterprises were down 10.9 percent year-on-year. But one industry at least bucked this trend.

Recognition of new tobacco technology ignites appeal

[2012-04-10 14:02]

Chinese scientists and scholars issued a letter of appeal on Sunday demanding a ban on tobacco technologies from winning any science and technology award.

Health warnings enlarged on cigarette packs, cartons

[2012-04-02 07:02]

Cigarette packages will now be displaying larger health warnings, part of government efforts to discourage smoking.

China tobacco industry pays 753b yuan in taxes in '11

[2012-01-11 16:51]

China's tobacco industry paid 752.96 billion yuan ($119 billion) in taxes in 2011, up 22.5 percent year-on-year, an official said Wednesday.

Tobacco scientist uproar flares

[2011-12-16 13:35]

Xie Jianping, the so-called tobacco academician, should be removed from the prestigious Chinese Academy of Engineering, anti-smoking activists urged.

Tobacco profits continue to surge

[2011-07-29 10:06]

Taxes and profits created by China's tobacco industry continue to surge in spite of the central government's inclusion of a public smoking ban in the 12th Five-Year Plan and tobacco control measures taken by some local authorities.

China advised to 'put a brake' on tobacco industry

[2011-06-01 15:02]

Chinese policymakers should consider putting a brake on the growth of the country's tobacco industry, which produces one third of the world's cigarettes, a prominent economist and policy advisor has said.

WHO hopes China strengthen tobacco industry control

[2011-05-31 13:22]

China can use its control over the state monopoly to end tobacco industry interference in tobacco control policy-making in a country where more than 1 million people die of smoking-related illness each year.

Hong Kong lifts tobacco duty by 41.5%

[2011-02-23 16:34]

Smokers in Hong Kong will have to pay HK$0.5 more per stick, equivalent to an increase in tobacco duty by 41.5 percent, the city's top financial official John Tsang announced on Wednesday.

China tobacco industry pays 605b yuan in taxes in 2010

[2011-01-19 13:52]

China's tobacco industry paid 604.55 billion yuan ($93 billion) in taxes last year, up 16.95 percent year-on-year, the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration (STMA) said Tuesday.

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