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[Asia-pacific, Vietnam] Taiwan customs seized enough tobacco to make 1.46 million packs of cigarettes

Approximately 18.6 metric tons of smuggled tobacco was seized at the Port of Taichung in central Taiwan early this month, Taichung Customs said on Wednesday. Two cargo containers registered as carrying tobacco leaf waste imported from Vietnam were opened
The China Post (tw)
added Jun 22, 2017 16:01
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] 'Heat-not-burn' cigarettes popular in Korea

Philip Morris' heat-not-burn (HNB) e-cigarette, iQOS, is enjoying surging popularity in Korea. Its rival British American Tobacco (BAT) Korea and business bellwether KT&G also said this month they will introduce their own HNB products soon.
Korea Times (kr)
added Jun 21, 2017 20:10
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Director and his company fined $12,300 for unlicensed sale of shisha

A company director has been fined for selling shisha at two restaurants in Kampong Glam without licences, the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) said on Wednesday (June 21). Mr Rupesh Kumar Singh was the director of Tehrani Corporation Pte Ltd which owned N
Straits Times (sg)
added Jun 21, 2017 15:10
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Smoking prevalence in PH projected to drop to 15%

With the launching of a national smoking quitline, the Department of Health (DOH) hopes to bring down the smoking prevalence in the country to 15 percent by the end of President Rodrigo Duterte’s term.
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Jun 20, 2017 19:59
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] DOH provides ‘real-time counseling’ for smokers wanting to quit

To access the mobile service, text ‘STOPSMOKE’ to (29290)165364, which a support representative will receive directly instead of a voice operator. The service is available to SMART, Sun Cellular and Globe subscribers.
Manila Times (ph)
added Jun 20, 2017 18:51
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] GRAHAM: Selling smokes with smut ($$)

Politicians debating a new tobacco bill might want to look at the way the addictive is marketed. Indonesia is one of only eight countries that’s neither a signatory nor a party to the [FCTC]. That puts the republic way offside with the 180 states that ban
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jun 20, 2017 18:50
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] DEN: A smoke-free Tokyo as an Olympic legacy

What is more important than its performance during the Summer Games, however, is the question as to what kind of legacy Tokyo can leave for the future generation of the people in Japan. To make Tokyo a smoke free-capital would undoubtedly be a legacy of t
Japan Times (jp)
added Jun 20, 2017 16:34
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[Asia-pacific] EDITORIAL: June is No Smoking Month in the Philippines

The observance of June as No Smoking Month throughout the country is a very important reminder to those concerned of the serious effects of smoking to the smoker, and those exposed to second-hand smoke (exhaled by the smoker in a room) and third-hand smo
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Jun 20, 2017 10:14
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[Asia-pacific] A TOBACCO-FREE 2020 OLYMPICS ... OR IS JAPAN BLOWING SMOKE?

Unsurprisingly, Sakuta favours a ban on smoking in all public buildings “with no exceptions”. However, opponents of such a move point out that smoking is already forbidden on the streets of Tokyo and some other cities, meaning regulations on puffing insi
South China Morning Post
added Jun 19, 2017 20:30
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Anti-smoking unit targets 200 smoke-free properties

THE Anti-Smoking Unit and the Vice Regulation Unit chairperson Voltaire Engracia said that inspectors under his units has declared the first 50 smoke-free establishments in the city after two weeks of inspection. "I am building up the numbers of smoke fre
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added Jun 19, 2017 20:26
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