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[Asia, Korea - North] North Korea's new international airport boasts chocolate fountains, shiny souvenir shops... and an internet room missing one crucial component: the internet

in the smoking room. In something almost never seen in North Korea, where just about every adult male who can afford it - including leader Kim Jong Un - is a smoker, the room has a big sign warning that the habit is hazardous to one's health.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 27, 2015 13:37
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[Asia] Can prohibition work? The case of India’s smokeless tobacco ban

India is proving that prohibition can have a place in public health. Gutka, an industrially manufactured smokeless tobacco product has now been banned in the majority of the country, with encouraging results.... Spurred by attractive packaging in single-d
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Aug 27, 2015 13:24
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[Asia, Japan] Passive smoking triples men’s gum disease risk: survey

Passive smoking raises the risk of periodontal disease for nonsmoking men by about 3.1 to 3.6 times, compared with men in smoke-free environments... The survey found that 11 out of 30 male nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke at home had severe periodon
Japan Times (jp)
added Aug 26, 2015 11:37
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[Asia] India has highest number of smokeless tobacco deaths, finds new study

India accounts for nearly three- fourths of over a quarter million deaths worldwide caused by smokeless tobacco while millions more have their lives shortened due to its ill health effects, a new study has found. "Nearly 85% of the total burden attribut
DNA India (in)
added Aug 25, 2015 20:06
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[Asia, China] Cruel tourists laugh and cheer as a depressed chimp smokes a CIGARETTE like a human in a Chinese zoo

A chimpanzee at a zoo in China has been filmed lighting up a cigarette and smoking like it's completely normal. The shocking incident was captured by a tourist at the Tianshan wild animal zoo, in Xinjiang, north-western China, while onlookers laughed. Cau
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 25, 2015 19:02
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[Asia] 75 per cent of cigarettes sold loose in India, says study

The sale of single cigarettes, which is not in the interest of public health, is an important factor for early experimentation, initiation and persistence of tobacco use... The study was conducted under the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lun
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Aug 24, 2015 07:43
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[Asia, Pakistan] CANCER PATIENTS INAUGURATE REPORT AGAINST TOBACCO INDUSTRY

The report, titled “Smoky Truth”, highlights the tactics used by the tobacco industry to maximize profits and mislead government around the world, and discusses the importance of corporate social responsibility. The cancer patients attending the launch
SUCH TV (pk)
added Aug 21, 2015 12:01
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[Asia] Cancer patients inaugurate first-ever report on tobacco industry manoeuvres in Pakistan

Detailing how the tobacco industry in Pakistan carves room for manoeuvre, a report titled ‘Smoky Truth’ was launched here on Thursday at an impressive ceremony where two cancer patients Muhammad Ziakat, aged 31 years, and 55 year-old Feroz Din shared how
The News (pk)
added Aug 21, 2015 11:48
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[Asia, Pakistan] Report titled 'Smoky Truth' about tobacco industry's tactics launched

The report has been launched in the backdrop of a simmering controversy wherein the industry is using 'non-health' national and international actors against the health ministry to scuttle its plans to introduce strict regulations on tobacco industry to s
(Karachi, Pakistan) Business Recorder (pk)
added Aug 21, 2015 11:47
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[Asia, Pakistan] TOBACCO INDUSTRY’S TACTICS PRISED OPEN BY CONSUMER RIGHTS GROUP

TheNetwork for Consumer Protection has launched a report “Smoky Truth” detailing how “Tobacco Industry in Pakistan carves room for Maneuver.” The book was formally launched Thursday amidst the galaxy of health professionals including oncologists, policy m
Pakistan Observer (pk)
added Aug 21, 2015 11:45
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