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  1. News - World - TOBACCO

    Russia plans to ban tobacco advertising and raise taxes on cigarettes

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Moscow

    ... Reuters in Moscow A bill aims to ban tobacco advertising and raise taxes on cigarettes in a country where 400,000 people die each year of smoking-related causes Russia targets smokers amid health crisis Russia is cracking down on smoking with a bill to ban tobacco advertising and raise taxes on cigarettes to help tackle a public health crisis in the world's second largest ...

  2. Should Hong Kong impose a tax on saturated fats like Denmark?

    Posted Oct 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the government can use the extra income to improve healthcare services. Health is wealth. Eating the right foods is the first step to staying healthy. A tax would encourage consumers to choose more ... and improving obesity levels might not achieve much in that area. It's also true that income from a 'fat tax' could be used for improving medical services for the public. But Hong Kong ...

  3. Chronically ill prefer tax option to insurance

    Posted Jun 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... by tax increases. About a third, 32 per cent, preferred the social insurance model. About 58 per cent of respondents said they could afford to pay only 5 per cent or less of their incomes ... Peter So A majority of chronically ill patients want the government to finance medical expenses through tax increases rather than a mandatory health care contribution scheme, according ...

  4. Health care funding proposals 'like a tax'

    Posted Mar 24th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... of health care services, which would be like a tax. 'On one hand, [the government] advises against tax rises, yet on the other hand, it is putting before society multiple tax ... with monthly incomes of HK$10,000 and above. ...

  5. Health funding proposals denounced as tax burdens

    Posted Mar 14th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Paggie Leung

    ... that it would increase the middle class' tax burdens. Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok released the report, 'Your Health, Your Life'. The alternative funding models ... with the middle-income group the biggest losers. The middle class will actually be asked to pay double taxation'. An organisation representing the middle class said the government's proposal ignored ...

  6. Doctor's bill

    Posted Jun 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government says a medical savings scheme to be unveiled this week will cover for life those who join in their 20s and give them a cash surplus. Contributions will be 2 per cent of income. How successful do you think the Health Protection Account, designed to assist tax-based health-care, will be? Share your views: write to us. ...

  7. Children in low-income families are undernourished, Oxfam says

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan Low-income families cannot afford nutritionally balanced meals owing to rising food prices, a study by Oxfam has found. Local representatives of the international rights group ... of Health. To meet their nutrition needs, families have to spend HK$47.50 a day on children aged six to 12 and HK$66.60 on adults, Oxfam said. Yet low-income families spend between HK$17.50 ...

  8. Opposition to health schemes

    Posted Apr 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Middle-income earners want government subsidies for them to take out medical insurance in view of healthy government finances, a survey on the administration's medical ... Middle Class Force, polled 723 people with family incomes of between HK$25,000 and HK$120,000 a month. They were asked about the government consultation document on medical financing released ...

  9. News - World

    Overweight children ‘to be new norm in Europe’

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:14pm

    ... the eating of fruit and vegetables in schools, improving the nutritional quality of school lunches, controlling advertising and imposing taxes on some foods, alongside initiatives to encourage more ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Li Keqiang wants tax breaks for NGOs specialising in Aids/HIV work

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... of Finance to arrange a pilot programme that would give tax breaks to NGOs specialising in HIV/Aids prevention, as part of the government's attempt to reach out to grass-roots groups to help ... officials in the inter-ministerial meeting to explore setting up an Aids-prevention fund, buying NGOs services as well as offering tax breaks and even exemption to NGOs. The high-level meeting came ...




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