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Russia launches anti-smoking crackdown | Reuters

Russia’s Finance Ministry has previously announced plans to increase the excise duty on tobacco by around 40 percent for 2013 and 2014 and said on Tuesday it plans to hike taxes by 10 percent a year after 2015

via Russia launches anti-smoking crackdown | Reuters.

The Big 4 tobacco companies controlling 90% of the Russian market will be worried by the acceleration of tobacco control in Russia.  The sort of measures we have seen adopted in the UK and many western countries are now being adopted by emerging markets.  While the Big 4 will no doubt keep marketing as long as they can, and fight every regulation, the writing is on the wall.

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