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[Asia, Singapore] Volunteers may be given authority to issue summonses for littering, illegal smoking

Currently, volunteers can request the particulars of people caught littering, for forwarding to the authorities, but the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources is considering expanding their powers.
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Jan 24, 2015 17:54

[Asia, India] Cigarette Taxes Weigh on ITC Results, Shares Fall

profit fell slightly short of analyst estimates as higher taxes on cigarettes and a government push to discourage tobacco consumption hurt sales, sending shares down 5 per cent Wednesday.
added Jan 21, 2015 10:22
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[Asia, Taiwan] Young heart attack survivor blames 20 years of heavy smoking for illness

A doctor said a 38-year-old woman who survived a heart attack that nearly killed her had an epiphany — that the nicotine and tar she inhaled by smoking more than 150,000 cigarettes over 20 years could have been a deciding factor in her illness.
Taipei Times (tw)
added Jan 20, 2015 23:13

[Asia, Bangladesh] How profitable is Tobacco Farming?

Huge paddy lands have been targeted for farming tobacco in Lalmonirhat for this season. Farmers are farming tobacco instead of paddy and other crops after getting seeds, fertilizers and interest loan facilities from the tobacco companies in the district.
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Jan 20, 2015 22:53

[Asia, China] Official urges public's help in Beijing anti-smoking drive

doubts about the feasibility of the regulation have been climbing, as smokers are still seen puffing away in restaurants, schools and other public spaces in the capital city, despite previous smoking bans in these places.
Global Times (cn)
added Jan 20, 2015 22:39
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[Asia, China] Man detained for smoking on a plane

The man smoked several times in the bathroom and ignored warnings from flight staff, the Beijing Youth Daily reported. After Hainan Airlines flight attendants detected a smell of cigarette smoke in the airplane bathroom, the staff broadcasted the legal c
Global Times (cn)
added Jan 20, 2015 22:21

[Asia, India] Anti-tobacco law hardly implemented

Bihar has the dubious distinction of being one of the highest consumers of tobacco products. But the government doesn't seem to be serious about controlling the menace. According to recent cumulative figures of the State Tobacco Control Cell, none of the
Times of India
added Jan 20, 2015 19:18
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[Asia, Korea - South] Singer Kim Jang-hoon probed for in-flight smoking

investigated for smoking aboard a home-bound plane from France, prosecutors said Tuesday. Kim was accused of smoking a cigarette one time on Thursday in a toilet of a Korean Air flight bound for Incheon International Airport, South Korea's main gateway,
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
added Jan 20, 2015 19:14

[Asia, Singapore] Health programmes tailored for various ethnic groups: MOH

include the Ramadan I Quit smoking cessation programmes, where the HPB partnered with Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS) and mosques. In 2014, one in five of the 1,507 participants quit smoking and another one in four reduced the number of cigarettes smo
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Jan 20, 2015 11:43

[Asia] Probability of death by NCDs has gone up in India: WHO

In 2012 there were some 1.1 billion smokers worldwide, with over eight out of 10 tobacco smokers smoking daily. Manufactured cigarettes is the most common form of smoked tobacco and is used by over 90 per cent of current smokers. Globally smoking prevalen
Zee News (in)
added Jan 19, 2015 10:26
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