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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] If you miss the ’80s, this 1987 anti-smoking campaign ad is the throwback you need to watch

It was aired in 1987 for an anti-smoking campaign, back when we still had the SBC (Singapore Broadcasting Corporation). You can watch the video here — and please do yourself a favour and watch it with sound, you won’t regret it:
Mothership.sg (sg)
added Jan 21, 2017 15:26
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Dispute erupts over KT&G global sales promotion

However, some have taken issue with the company's pride in its sales in developing countries, where government regulations on tobacco companies are more lax, claiming this could end up posing health risks to smokers there. "Exporting lots of cigarettes
Korea Times (kr)
added Jan 20, 2017 20:01
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] KT&G Overseas Sales Boast Draws Criticism

A firestorm of condemnation followed hot on the heels of the press release, with critics denouncing the company for boasting about sales of cigarettes, often referred to as death sticks, in less developed countries with lax tobacco regulations. “Many p
Korea Bizwire (kr)
added Jan 20, 2017 19:52
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] 19-year-old nabbed for selling stolen cigarettes online

A 19-year-old man has been caught by the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) for illegally selling cigarettes via online platforms without a tobacco licence. His activities had been detected by the Tobacco Regulation Branch while conducting regular cybersur
Straits Times (sg)
added Jan 19, 2017 15:16
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[Asia-pacific, China] Bigger graphic health warnings on Hong Kong cigarette packs needed, anti-smoking group says

The Council on Smoking and Health made the call ahead of another public hearing held on Tuesday in the Legislative Council to collect views on whether to implement the law. The legislation will expand the size of health warnings on cigarette packs from t
South China Morning Post
added Jan 17, 2017 22:04
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Executive order sought vs smoking in public

Tobacco-control advocates are seeking the signing of an executive order (EO) that bans smoking in public places. Statistics show that 10 Filipinos die every hour because of tobacco-related diseases, including lung cancer, heart ailments, diabetes, erect
Manila Times (ph)
added Jan 15, 2017 19:34
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Graphic warnings to have limited effects on KT&G

Beginning on Dec. 23, KT&G and three foreign producers here were required to have all cigarette packs carry one of 10 designated full-color and disturbing photos with warnings about the adverse effects of smoking. Convenience stores and some other retai
Korea Times (kr)
added Jan 13, 2017 22:37
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[Asia-pacific] 21 foreigners nabbed over illegal cigarettes in Singapore

The duo were among 21 foreign workers on work permits caught last year, for their involvement in duty-unpaid cigarette activities, said a media release from the Singapore Customs Thursday. In response to queries from The Straits Times, a spokesman said
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jan 13, 2017 22:36
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[Asia-pacific] Samoa Cancer Society welcomes new report on Tobacco Control

In its PATIS report for period 2007-2011, the Samoa Ministry of Health listed lung and cervical cancers as 2 of the 7 leading cancers (cervical cancer being classed as a smoking related cancer). This includes environmental tobacco smoke (also known as s
Talamua (ws)
added Jan 13, 2017 22:30
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] SUNDAWA: Rise in tobacco excise won’t curb smoking ($$)

However, with about a 5 percent increase in annual inflation, and an annual increase in wages, the 10 percent hike in tobacco excise is not high enough. The cigarette price in Indonesia ranges between Rp 13,000 (about...
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jan 13, 2017 22:16
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