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[Asia, Singapore] Budget 2018: 10% increase in tobacco excise duty from Feb 19

The Government will impose a 10 per cent increase in tobacco excise duty in a bid to discourage consumption, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said during his Budget speech on Monday (Feb 19).
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Feb 20, 2018 00:15
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[Asia, Qatar] Survey findings to strengthen HMC’s fight against smoking

“We are in the process of finalising the findings of our latest survey on smoking prevalence in Qatar. We expect to release the outcomes of the survey very soon. We have co-ordinated with some renowned organisations and the survey will help us in forming
Gulf Times (qa)
added Feb 20, 2018 00:14
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[Asia, India] Tobacco use slides in state

Prevalence of tobacco use in Bihar has seen a sharp decline from 53.5 to 25.9 per cent in the last seven years. In fact, Bihar is the second state after Sikkim, which has seen the highest percentage dip in tobacco consumption. Tobacco consumption in Sikk
The Telegraph (Calcutta) (in)
added Feb 18, 2018 02:54
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[Asia, India] Tobacco use down 27.6% in state: Survey

The Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2 (GATS-2) for the year 2016-17 revealed that the prevalence of tobacco use in Bihar has dropped from 53.5% to 25.9% in the last seven years. The survey fact sheet was released by state health minister Mangal Pandey on Satu
Times of India
added Feb 18, 2018 02:10
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[Asia, India] Mumbai Pollution Levels Causing Increased Respiratory Illnesses In Children

Other than outdoor pollution, second-hand tobacco smoke and indoor fumes are also considered as top causes of infection among children. In poorly ventilated dwellings, indoor smoke can be 100 times higher than acceptable levels for small particles.
Mid-day.com (in)
added Feb 17, 2018 16:08
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[Asia, China] Zhanjiang cracks down on smuggling

A total of 208 smuggling cases were handled by Zhanjiang Customs in 2017, seizing 510 million yuan ($80.7 million) worth of contraband goods which evaded around 120 million yuan worth of taxes. This step up in anti-smuggling is due to the national "Swor
China Daily (cn)
added Feb 16, 2018 22:01
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[Asia, China] Feature: Female Cuban cigar roller's legendary experience of craft mastering

Yolanda Medina, a famous cigar rolling master, has just returned from another trip to China, where she displayed her cigar rolling skills for aficionados of premium Cuban cigars in Beijing and Shanghai. Each year since 2000, Medina, who is one of Cuba's
Xinhua Newswire
added Feb 16, 2018 17:15
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[Asia, China] Doctor sees anxiety end with ruling

Yang Fan's feelings of anxiety finally subsided after a court overturned a decision that ordered him to compensate the family of an elderly man who died after a quarrel over smoking in an elevator...when he got into a heated exchange with the deceased, s
China Daily (cn)
added Feb 16, 2018 17:13
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MASON: Asian vapers continue to suffer, and US study spreads fresh misinformation

Asian governments seem set on opposing harm reduction, with widespread raids on Malaysian vape shops and the arrest of two Israeli tourists in Thailand making the headlines. There has also been fresh media excitement over a study that claims to show vapin
Vaping Post (ch)
added Feb 14, 2018 16:54
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[Asia] Are we slowly killing our children? Nine out of 10 children are exposed to second-hand smoke in Bangladesh

though worldwide 40 percent of children are exposed to second-hand smoking (SHS), in Bangladesh—a country with laws against smoking in public places—as many as 95 percent of children are affected, which is more than double the global ratio. This shocking
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Feb 14, 2018 04:13
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