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[UK] Government faces calls to oust housing tsar who allegedly described homosexuality as 'not normal' and Islamophobia as a 'propaganda word'

Scruton was damaged by the revelation in 2002 that he was taking money from tobacco companies while criticising the World Health Organisation campaign against smoking. In 2016 he was knighted for ‘services to philosophy, teaching and public education’. B
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 15, 2018 11:05
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[UK] 'The Alf Garnett of architecture': Roger Scruton to chair buildings commission

In 2002, Scruton was dropped as a columnist by the Financial Times after leaked emails showed he had offered to place pro-smoking stories in the press...will chair the Building Better, Building Beautiful commission, which aims to expand on the ways in wh
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 15, 2018 11:03
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[Australia, UK] ARCHIVE: FRASER: A philosopher's reputation up in smoke

Is Scruton repentant? It seems not. He is defending himself robustly (in The Guardian - God bless the British press), claiming that it is all a disgrace, he is being smeared and the real scandal is that the memorandum should have been stolen in the first
The Age (au)
added Nov 15, 2018 10:59
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[UK] ARCHIVE: Scruton in media plot to push the sale of cigarettes

Professor Roger Scruton, darling of the moral right, asked one of the world's biggest tobacco companies for £5,500 a month to help place pro-smoking articles in some of Britain's most influential newspapers and magazines.
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 15, 2018 10:47
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[Philippines] Thailand loses WTO dispute over cigarette imports

Thailand has failed to comply with a World Trade Organization ruling against its regulations on cigarette imports, a WTO dispute panel said on Monday, the first of two legal cases brought to the Geneva-based watchdog by the Philippines.
Reuters
added Nov 15, 2018 10:35
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Smoking ban within 10m of kindergartens starts Dec. 31

The Ministry of Health and Welfare said Wednesday that the latest amendment to the National Health Promotion Act banning smoking within 10 meters of kindergartens and day care centers will go into effect Dec. 31.
Korea Herald (kr)
added Nov 14, 2018 17:58
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Smoking ban at all eateries stays, says Dzulkefly

The government will not compromise with the smoking ban in all restaurants, food outlets and hawker stalls as it involves public interest, says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad. He said the government’s directive to ban smoking at all eateries
Malay Mail (my)
added Nov 14, 2018 17:56
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Tackle cheap illicit cigarettes, not ban smoking at eateries, govt told

Malaysia Singapore Coffee Shop Proprietors’ General Association (MSCSPGA) president, Datuk Ho Su Mong, said the actual cause of the rise in smoking in Malaysia was due to the sale of illegal cigarettes, which he said currently comprises up to 60 per cent
Malay Mail (my)
added Nov 14, 2018 17:55
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Response to 'Tackle cheap illicit cigarettes, not ban smoking at eateries, govt told' — Wan Kim Sui & Feisul Idzwan Mustapha

the primary objective of the smoking ban is to protect people especially non-smokers from second-hand smoke. The argument put forth by the associations on more effective strategies to reduce the number of smokers in the country is less relevant and missin
Malay Mail (my)
added Nov 14, 2018 17:53
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] WTO upholds cigar ruling in favor of PH, tells Thailand to comply

The WTO Appellate Body has upheld its panel ruling six years ago ordering Thailand to rectify in a “quick and effective manner and without delay” the imposition of discriminatory taxes on imported Philippine cigarettes that impaired benefits accruing to
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Nov 14, 2018 17:15
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