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[Asia, Malaysia] BAT cautious on outlook, illegal cigarettes still a concern

British American Tobacco Malaysia Bhd expects a challenging outlook for 2014, citing that any further increase in excise duties would fuel the illegal cigarette problem. Commenting on the performance at a press conference after its annual general meeting
The Star (my)
added Apr 22, 2014 11:45
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[Asia] Starving China's Tobacco Monopoly Is Professor Li's Smoking Cure

Li’s idea is to start a revolution among China’s 20 million tobacco growers that will deprive China National Tobacco Corp....of the raw materials it needs. ... A crop-replacement pilot project she spearheaded with farmers in Yunnan province was a success
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Apr 21, 2014 21:51
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[Asia, Korea - South] Nine out of 10 Seoulites suffer from passive smoking: poll

According to the survey of 1,000 Seoul residents taken by the municipal government in January, 88.6 percent of the respondents said that they were exposed to passive smoking about once a day. Seoulites cited streets and pubs as the places where they are
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
added Apr 21, 2014 16:06
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] Anti-smoking group to cigarette companies: 'Don't target the youth'

At a time where all forms of tobacco advertisement should be banned, tobacco companies circumvent these prohibitions this way: providing free store signages to the millions of sari-sari stores in the country, reaching the very people who ought to be prot
Rappler (ph)
added Apr 21, 2014 10:39
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[Asia, China, Hong Kong] Tar levels 15 times higher in some cigarette brands

according to laboratory tests quoted by the Consumer Council yesterday. Tests on 84 cigarette brands found them all to be within the legal limit of 17 mg of tar per cigarette, though one brand, Pine Prime, which had the highest amount of tar, contained 1
South China Morning Post
added Apr 16, 2014 11:56
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[Asia, Philippines] City joins seminar on tobacco control policy

ALL village chiefs in Iloilo City will join a seminar on tobacco control policies today, Tuesday. Iloilo City Anti-Smoking Task (Icast) Director Iñigo Garingalao said the city is aiming for a total smoke-free area with the implementation of Republic Act
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added Apr 14, 2014 11:40
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[Asia, Singapore] 10 more countries to support "Tobacco Free Generation" project

A project by the National Cancer Centre Singapore to push for a Tobacco-Free Generation (TFG) has garnered the support of 10 other countries in Asia. Eleven directors of leading cancer centres in Asia have come together to agree on a course of action to
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Apr 14, 2014 08:49
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Shops fined for tobacco slip-up

Five shops, including superstores, and seven people in Dhaka’s Mirpur were fined on Sunday for flouting the tobacco control law.
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Apr 14, 2014 00:36
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[Asia, Korea - South, Pakistan] Smuggling of cigarettes damaging country's economy

The Korean cigarette brand PINE is being smuggled into Pakistan since many years and became the single largest smuggled brand available in the country. Despite the hue and cry of many affected parties which includes the Government of Pakistan and KT&G w
ONLINE International News Network (pk)
added Apr 14, 2014 00:32
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[Asia, China] Beijing mulls banning government money in tobacco purchases

Beijing released a draft regulation on Friday that would ban public funds in the purchase of tobacco and smoking sets in the latest move to control smoking, according to the municipal legal affairs office. The draft regulation on smoking control also pro
Xinhua Newswire
added Apr 12, 2014 13:33
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