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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Why do people who don't smoke get lung cancer?

About 70 per cent of these "never-smokers" - as they are referred to in the medical field - who have lung cancer are women. All told, "never-smokers" make up three in 10 lung cancer patients here.... "Exposure to second-hand smoke at home or at the work
Straits Times (sg)
added Sep 14, 2016 18:16

[Asia-pacific] Vietnam Among Countries With High Rate Of Smokers

According to the 2015 survey, the rate of tobacco users reduced from 23.8 per cent in 2010 to 22.5 per cent. The proportion of male smokers fell from 47.4 per cent to 45.3 per cent. In urban areas, the figure decreased to 42.7 per cent from 47.7 per cen
BERNAMA (Malaysian National News Agency) (my)
added Sep 7, 2016 17:52

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] PH asks WTO to force Thailand to comply on cigarette import ruling

The move was prompted by a legal action taken by the Thai government against Philip Morris Thailand which imports cigarettes from its Philippine affiliate. This was viewed by the Philippines as inconsistent with the WTO decision that ruled against Thail
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Feb 3, 2016 14:47

[Asia-pacific] Philip Morris-controlled Sampoerna seeks wider Indonesia reach with stronger cigarettes

PT Hanjaya Mandala Sampoerna Tbk plans to aggressively market stronger-flavoured cigarettes this year, its top executive said, as Indonesia's biggest tobacco firm seeks to extend its dominance of one of the world's fastest growing markets for cigarettes.
added Jan 20, 2016 20:06

[Asia-pacific, Australia] The TPP And The Future Of Japan Tobacco International

To quantify the impact of increasing political and legal opposition towards Japan Tobacco International and the whole tobacco industry, we need to merely look towards Australia and what happened is clear that the likelihood of the TPP becomin
Seeking Alpha blog network
added Oct 20, 2015 09:37

[Asia-pacific, Australia, Georgia] Could this put an end to tobacco companies for good?

This is good news for Australia because we have fought the big companies before and that clause has been used against us, particularly when Julia Gillard introduced plain packaging laws in 2012. Tobacco juggernaut Philip Morris used the ISDS clause in th
Starts at Sixty (au)
added Oct 3, 2015 19:41

[Asia-pacific, Australia, Canada, Europe, UK, USA] The role of public law-based litigation in tobacco companies’ strategies in high-income, FCTC ratifying countries, 2004–14 [FREE FULL TEXT]

crucial that governments be aware that the litigation, arbitration and public relation strategies adopted by industry are intertwined. The new generation of regional trade agreements, such as Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the p
Journal of Public Health
added Jul 31, 2015 12:33

[Asia-pacific] Investor-State Attacks: Health: Case pending Philip Morris v. Australia / Case pending Philip Morris v. Uruguay

At Philip Morris’s request, the ongoing proceedings will be largely non-transparent, with public hearings prohibited and the public release of most documents left up to the discretion of each party. While Australia had argued for open hearings and transp
ISDS Corporate Attacks (Public Citizen)
added Jul 24, 2015 20:34

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Singapore] 'Sin tax' cuts cigarette smoking in Philippines

A "sin tax" on cigarettes has sharply cut smoking in the Philippines while also boosting government revenues, the internal revenue chief claimed on Monday. The number of cigarette packs put on store shelves by retailers fell by nearly a third between 2012
AsiaOne (sg)
added Jun 16, 2015 07:53

[Asia-pacific] Thailand faces rising numbers of young smokers as cigarettes, alcohol consumption go up

NESDB deputy secretary-general Chutinart Wongsuban said close surveillance should be made on the youth’s accessibility to cigarettes as research found the average age to begin smoking continued to fall to 15.6 year-old in 2014 from 16.8 year-old in 2007.
Malay Mail (my)
added May 27, 2015 10:18
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