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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

[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

[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

[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. (bd)
added Apr 14, 2014 00:36

[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

[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

[Asia, India] Polling booths in Delhi to be smoke-free zones

Health activists in the city have welcomed the Delhi Chief Electoral Officer’s instructions to all district electoral officers-cum-district magistrates to ensure prohibition of smoking at booths. The district electoral officers have also been asked to di
The Hindu Online (in)
added Apr 10, 2014 10:02

[Asia] Chinatopix China Smokers Face Tougher Regulations

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that despite warnings on one's health printed on cigarette packs in China, the warning has failed to elevate awareness across the country on the risks of smoking.
China Topix
added Apr 9, 2014 15:16

[Asia, China] WHO suggests graphic warnings in tobacco control

Experts said China's text warnings, such as "Smoking is hazardous to your health," no longer reduce smoker numbers, and need to be replaced by graphic warnings. The suggestion comes from a report by WHO and the International Tobacco Control Policy Evalu
Xinhua Newswire
added Apr 9, 2014 00:21

[Asia, Pakistan] Islamabad holds its first smoke-free gala

The two-day family gala at F-9 Park organised by Islamabad Traffic Police was the first mega social event which remained tobacco-smoke free throughout. The success was a result of the joint efforts of district administration, Islamabad Traffic Police, C
The News (pk)
added Apr 7, 2014 15:58
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