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March 26, 2013
PAHO Welcomes Tobacco Ban at 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

Washington, D.C., 25 March 2013 (PAHO/WHO) -- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO), welcomes the announcement that the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil will be tobacco free.

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March 02, 2015
Further taxes too on alcohol and tobacco and rise in NIB ceiling

GOVERNMENT consultants have suggested the Christie administration levy a 5.8 per cent pay roll tax, increase taxes on "luxury items" such as alcohol and tobacco and "double" the ceiling for National Insurance Board contributions to fund the proposed National Health Insurance scheme, The Tribune understands.

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February 27, 2015
Statistics show 16.7 percent of Bahamian adults smoked tobacco regularly in 2012

The Ministry of Health has reported that 16.7 percent of the Bahamian adult population are smokers -- over 10 percent of them classified as
"daily smokers" -- according to the most current statistics which were compiled in 2012.

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February 25, 2015
Govt foreshadows new tobacco control law

Just ahead of the 10th anniversary of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the health minister has foreshadowed legislation to control the use of tobacco in The Bahamas.

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June 23, 2014
Concerns in tobacco industry following announcement of new tax

Representatives of the Bahamian tobacco industry have reiterated their concerns in regards to the government providing, "a level playing field", for the taxation of domestic and foreign cigarette distributers following the announcement of a new cigarette tax.
The government announced the new tax last week in Prime Minister Perry Christie's budget communication. The proposed tax of 25 cents per cig...

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June 04, 2014
Tobacco giant 'deeply concerned' over apparent tax discrepancy

The world's second-largest tobacco company is "deeply concerned" that local tobacco manufacturers may not be paying the same taxes that its distributors pay on tobacco products and is calling on the government to "act swiftly and definitively to enforce the law" as it relates to locally-made cigarettes.
British American Tobacco (BAT) said it is disturbed by reports that Freeport-based Caribbean To...

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Pinder: No requirement for health warning on tobacco
May 26, 2014
Pinder: No requirement for health warning on tobacco

TOBACCO manufacturers in the Bahamas are not required to include health warning labels on products or advertising, according to Financial Services minister Ryan Pinder...

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Caribbean Tobacco's New Bahamas Brand Cigarette
December 23, 2013
Caribbean Tobacco's New Bahamas Brand Cigarette

Less than three months after its launch, Caribbean Tobacco Enterprise (CTE) is reporting “excellent market interest” in a Bahamas-manufactured cigarette and said sales of the cigarette brand called Palms are exceeding initial expectations...

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