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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Imports of e-cigarettes rose sharply since conventional tobacco tax hike in 2015: data

Industry sources attribute the sharp rise to smokers switching to e-cigarettes which are exempted from higher taxes. The government increased taxes on cigarettes by 2,000 won ($1.70) per pack from Jan. 1, 2015, raising the price to 4,500 won per pack, a
Korea Herald (kr)
added Oct 10, 2017 15:27
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[Asia-pacific] SENG: Singapore should aim to be smoke-free, not just smoke-lite

Early this week, a Bill to raise the minimum legal age for smoking from 18 to 21 years old was tabled in Parliament. This is a strategically correct move and underscores a recognition that more needs to be done to curb youth smoking initiation.
TODAYonline (sg)
added Oct 5, 2017 13:24
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[Asia-pacific] Malaysian NGOs submit petition against proposed reintroduction of kiddie cigarette packs

Experts say the high tax and ongoing anti-smoking campaigns championed by Malaysia's Health Ministry will fail if the public, especially youngsters, have easy access to the 10-stick "kiddie pack".
TODAYonline (sg)
added Sep 20, 2017 14:35
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Divided over ‘kiddie pack’

Ongoing debate: Four national associations voiced their support for restoring kiddie packs, claiming that the move would contribute to curbing the illegal cigarette trade.
The Star (my)
added Sep 6, 2017 03:13
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Lawmakers to discuss raising HNB tobacco consumption tax

Lawmakers are set to discuss increasing the individual consumption tax on heat-not-burn tobacco products Tuesday, raising questions about how changing taxes will affect consumer prices of heated tobacco sticks. “If the consumption tax on heated t
Korea Herald (kr)
added Aug 25, 2017 21:29
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Illegal cigarettes still in demand despite customs crackdown

The contraband cigarette market will continue to reap the benefits of the rising price in legally sold cigarettes, despite the increased enforcement by the customs department on the illicit trade. Taking into consideration the billions in lost revenue ow
FreeMalaysiaToday.com (my)
added Aug 23, 2017 15:21
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Casinos found most common violators of smoking ban

“Based on the reports we have been getting, it is the casinos. This is where many violators are being seen,” Limpin stated. The official said such could be because of the fact that many casino operators are foreigners. “They have to understand that the
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Aug 14, 2017 15:30
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Anti-tobacco group chides Olympic minister over smoking areas for Tokyo 2020

The Japan Society for Tobacco Control released a statement on Aug. 10 demanding Shunichi Suzuki, the minister for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, retract a statement about allowing designated smoking areas rather than making the games smoke-free.
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Aug 11, 2017 14:14
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Smoking at home faces crackdown

Smokers in collective residences will face a crackdown from early next year after the parliament approved a tough anti-smoking bill to fight secondhand smoke. The bill, drawn up by Rep. Choi Myung-gil of the opposition People's Party of Korea, won appro
Korea Times (kr)
added Aug 9, 2017 15:13
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Health Dept identifies schools with highest number of student smokers

TEN schools in Perak have been identified by the State Health Department for having the highest rate of student smokers. State Health Department deputy director for public health Dr B. Venugopalan said the students and schools were identified under a de
The Star (my)
added Aug 2, 2017 14:50
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