Headlines Tagged with Asia-pacific — 2,234 headlines found
[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
Oct 10, 2017 Korea Herald (kr)
added Oct 10, 2017 15:27
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.
Oct 5, 2017 TODAYonline (sg)
added Oct 5, 2017 13:24
[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".
Sep 20, 2017 TODAYonline (sg)
added Sep 20, 2017 14:35
Ongoing debate: Four national associations voiced their support for restoring kiddie packs, claiming that the move would contribute to curbing the illegal cigarette trade.
Sep 6, 2017 The Star (my)
added Sep 6, 2017 03:13
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
Aug 21, 2017 Korea Herald (kr)
added Aug 25, 2017 21:29
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
Aug 23, 2017 FreeMalaysiaToday.com (my)
added Aug 23, 2017 15:21
“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
Aug 13, 2017 Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Aug 14, 2017 15:30
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.
Aug 11, 2017 Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Aug 11, 2017 14:14
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
Aug 9, 2017 Korea Times (kr)
added Aug 9, 2017 15:13
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
Jul 7, 2017 The Star (my)
added Aug 2, 2017 14:50