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[Asia] Japan to investigate e-cigarette safety after formaldehyde findings

Safety debate re-ignited after one brand was found to contain up to 10 times more formaldehyde than conventional cigarettes
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 28, 2014 13:31
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[Asia] China Focus: Beijing passes bill to ban smoking in all indoor public places

Beijing adopted anti-smoking legislation to ban smoking in all indoor public places, workplaces and public transport vehicles on Friday. The draft regulation was passed by vote at a meeting of the Standing Committee of Beijing Municipal People's Congress
Xinhua Newswire
added Nov 28, 2014 13:04
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[Asia] China sets the pace in global race to develop e-cigarette

Domination of development of the latest tobacco business fits well with authorities' eagerness to see 'Designed in China' labels
South China Morning Post
added Nov 28, 2014 12:33

[Asia] China mulls smoking scene ban on screen

China's National Health and Family Planning Commission has proposed in a draft a fine up to 30,000 yuan for showing smoking scenes in TV programs and films. According to the draft, all cigarette brands and cigarette advertisements are to be banned from a (cn)
added Nov 28, 2014 03:56

[Asia] China anti-smoking legislation draws plaudits, implementation concerns

Yang Gonghuan, deputy head of Chinese Association on Tobacco Control, said it is the first time China has considered state-level legislation on tobacco control, which has demonstrates the country's great determination on the issue. (cn)
added Nov 28, 2014 03:55

[Asia, China] Media workers support smoking ban on screen

Renowned producer Yu Shengli, known for the hit television dramas Da Zhai Men and Legend of Bruce Lee, firmly supported the decision. "Banning smoking on screen is a necessary step towards a modern society. It is putting emphasis on our environment, on (cn)
added Nov 28, 2014 03:47

[Asia, China] Bill Gates has cameo in anti-smoking video

a Chinese anti-smoking music video, which is part of a social media campaign launched by the foundation against passive smoking. Feng Zhe, a gold medalist on the parallel bars in the 2012 Olympic Games, released his song Say No to Forced Smoking on Wedne (cn)
added Nov 28, 2014 03:45

[Asia] India to raise age for tobacco purchases, ban single sales

Health campaigners Wednesday welcomed India's unprecedented plans to raise the age for tobacco purchases to 25 and ban unpackaged cigarette sales, calling them a major step towards stopping nearly one million tobacco-related deaths a year.
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Nov 27, 2014 13:21

[Asia, China] YASHAN: Anti-smoking campaign requires more than bans

As a passive secondhand smoker, I'm more than happy to hear the news. However, it's always easy to say, hard to do....prohibition shouldn't be the only way to lower smoking rates. The government should still organize more anti-smoking campaigns to raise
Global Times (cn)
added Nov 27, 2014 12:39

[Asia] China Prepares for Bigger Smoking Crackdown With Fines

China is considering fining smokers who light up indoors as much as 500 yuan ($81) and penalizing operators who don’t stop them, a sign of rising political willingness to curb an industry that brings in billions in tax revenue.
Bloomberg News
added Nov 26, 2014 16:37
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