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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Proper regulation of e-cigs seen to prevent sickness, deaths

Dr. Konstantinos E. Farsalinos, research fellow at the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center and University of Patras in Greece, urged the government to create a regulatory framework for e-cigarettes that is reasonable, proportionate and realistic. “It must be
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Apr 26, 2017 16:39
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Putting off smokers with a higher price

Hiking up the price to RM21.50 a packet, coupled with stronger enforce­ment and anti-smoking policies, will also deter about 2.1 million Malaysians from picking up the habit, according to a study by the Health Ministry and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
The Star (my)
added Apr 26, 2017 12:47
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Ilocos tobacco farmers fear losing income, scholarship over cigarette firm’s closure

Aside from losing hundreds of scholars, some 55,000 tobacco farmers in the country expressed fear about losing income after Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Caesar Dulay threatened to close down the country’s leading cigarette manufacturing f
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Apr 26, 2017 12:47
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] BIR likely to close down Mighty factory over tax evasion

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is looking at closing down the factory of homegrown cigarette manufacturer Mighty Corp. by next month to penalize the company for evading tax payments through the use of fake tax stamps.
Pakistan Observer (pk)
added Apr 26, 2017 12:47
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] BIR urged to reconsider bid to cancel Mighty’s license over tax case

Mighty Corporation on Monday urged the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to reconsider its statement threatening to cancel the tobacco company’s license to operate over tax evasion charges.
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Apr 26, 2017 12:47
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Dominguez defends BIR in Mighty Corp appeal

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd has defended the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) against the latest appeal from homegrown cigarette maker Mighty Corp. for the BIR should act more responsibly in making statements regarding its tax-evasion case.
Manila Times (ph)
added Apr 26, 2017 12:47
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[Asia-pacific] Restaurants Thwart Japan’s Push Toward a ‘Smoke-Free’ Olympics

Japan’s plans to make Tokyo “smoke free” ahead of the Olympic Games hit a fresh roadblock as lawmakers remain deadlocked over a bill to ban the use of cigarettes in indoor public spaces after a backlash from the nation’s restaurant industry.
Bloomberg News
added Apr 24, 2017 23:21
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Sabah parks now smoke-free zones

KOTA KINABALU: Smoking is now banned in public parks in Sabah, said Sabah Health Department director Datuk Dr Christina Rundi. She said public parks in Sabah have agreed to be gazetted as no-smoking zones starting Feb 1 this year.
Borneo Post (my)
added Apr 24, 2017 23:20
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[Asia-pacific] Sabah records highest prevalence of smoking in Malaysia

Sabah recorded the highest prevalence of smoking in Malaysia at 28.4 per cent as compared to the national figure of 22.8 per cent in 2015, according to the National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS).
Borneo Post (my)
added Apr 24, 2017 23:09
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] [Graphic News] Deaths caused by tobacco still climbing

The total number of smokers and tobacco-related deaths worldwide has increased, reported a consortium of researchers. According to the Global Burden of Disease report, the number of deaths attributed to tobacco use surpassed 6.4 million in 2015, up 4.7
Korea Herald (kr)
added Apr 23, 2017 13:32
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