Vietnamese spend over $1 billion per year on cigarettes

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Vietnamese spend over $1 billion per year on cigarettes

VietNamNet Bridge - With 16 million smokers, it is estimated that Vietnamese people pay about VND22 trillion ($1.05 billion) for cigarettes per year. This is also the amount of money spent for treatment of the five common diseases related to tobacco.

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Out of control smuggling has tobacco farmers worried

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Out of control smuggling has tobacco farmers worried

Farmer Nguyen Van Sau in the southern province of Tay Ninh's Ben Cau District is relieved that it has been a profitable year for tobacco farmers, as the crop has fed his family and hundreds of others for decades.

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Weighing up the pros and cons of the ‘vice tax’ rise

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Weighing up the pros and cons of the ‘vice tax’ rise

The National Assembly is considering an increase in special consumption tax on cigarettes, beer, wine and spirits. Daniel A. Witt, president of Washington DC-based International Tax and Investment Centre (ITIC) discussed with VIR’s Thanh Tung about the possible impact the tax rises would have.

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Cigarette smuggler arrested in Ha Noi

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VietNam News English 3 week(s) ago

Ha Noi Police Department"s criminal investigation branch arrested Tran Thi Phung, an alleged cigarette smuggler in Hai Ba Trung District yesterday.

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Gov’t cracks down on illicit tobacco trade

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Gov’t cracks down on illicit tobacco trade

VGP – The PM has issued an instruction asking ministries, agencies and localities to strengthen the fight against illicit trafficking of cigarettes.

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Vice tax gets nod from NA Standing Committee

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Vice tax gets nod from NA Standing Committee

The National Assembly Standing Committee has given the thumbs-up to the government’s proposal to raise the special consumption tax on cigarettes, beer and spirits.

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Vietnam – Singapore trade thrives

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Singapore-Vietnam two-way trade totaled 13.538 billion SGD (equivalent to 10.83 billion USD) for the first eight months of 2014, a 22.2- percent year-on-year increase, according to the Singapore Department of Statistics.

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Vietnam appeases Big Tobacco with toothless taxes

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Vietnam appeases Big Tobacco with toothless taxes

Vietnam's latest bid to raise its tobacco taxes will do little to curb consumption because it fails to hit the country's die-hard smokers where they hurt most – their pockets, health groups say.

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Health Ministry proposes tax hike on tobacco products

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Health Ministry proposes tax hike on tobacco products

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Health has proposed to raise the tax rates on tobacco to 105% in 2015 and 145% in 2018.

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Vietnam says popular smuggled cigarettes are toxic

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Vietnam says popular smuggled cigarettes are toxic

Jet and Hero products, which account for over 90 percent of contraband cigarettes in Vietnam, contain excess levels of toxic chemicals, according to tests conducted by the Vietnam National Tobacco Corporation.

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Social News 17/9

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Social News 17/9

Vietnam joins global efforts to control containers

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Can Tho boosts agricultural and tourism links with Thai locality

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VietnamPlus English 1 month(s) ago

The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho and the Thai province of Chachoengsao have committed to furthering their cooperation on high-tech agriculture and tourism.

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Contraband cigarettes break 1-billion-pack mark in Vietnam

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Contraband cigarettes break 1-billion-pack mark in Vietnam

More than one billion packs of cigarette have been illicitly transported into Vietnam so far this year, the Market Surveillance Agency under the Ministry of Industry and Trade has reported.

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Experts urge cigarette tax hike

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Experts urge cigarette tax hike

Experts are seeking a much larger increase in the special consumption tax on tobacco products than that proposed by the Ministry of Finance.

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Experts urge cigarette tax hike

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago 2 duplicate news

Experts urge cigarette tax hike

Experts are seeking a much larger increase in the special consumption tax on tobacco products than that proposed by the Ministry of Finance.

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