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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Korean youth first try smoking at age 12.7: report

The Korea Health Promotion Foundation said in the report that the average age when domestic youth first tried smoking dropped from 12.8 in 2011 to 12.7 in 2015. The foundation said the report was based on a poll of middle and high school students who hav
Korea Times (kr)
added Oct 31, 2016 01:46
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[Asia-pacific] Biggest seizure of illicit tobacco in 14 years for Hong Kong, as HK$24 million worth of cargo uncovered

Hong Kong customs officers seized cargo from Vietnam containing HK$24 million worth of illicit tobacco... It was unclear if Vietnam was the source port, but authorities believed the syndicate used Hong Kong as a transit point and the illicit tobacco was
South China Morning Post
added Oct 20, 2016 17:53
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] 24 smokers fined in Penang heritage zone

Twenty four smokers who were caught lighting up in the heritage zone today have until Nov 19 to settle a RM250 fine for smoking in a smoke-free zone or risk being hauled to court. The court summonses were issued against them by the Smoke Free Penang (Pen
Sun Daily (my)
added Oct 19, 2016 20:53
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[Asia-pacific] EDITORIAL - Smoke-free Philippines

As in local smoking bans in the country, the question is how efficiently a nationwide ban can be enforced. In Metro Manila, many restaurants even in five-star hotels allow smoking areas, with no walls to keep such areas enclosed, rendering the ban useles
Philippine Star (ph)
added Oct 17, 2016 19:00
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] TV ad on tobacco control launched

(DOH) announced on Friday, October 14 it will air a television advertisement warning about the health and economic harms of smoking to families. Health secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial said the TV ad is part of the department’s multimedia campaign with the t
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Oct 14, 2016 19:33
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] 'People who don't drink, smoke vulnerable to severe dementia'

those who neither drink nor smoke in Korea have little social interactions and are unlikely to have their disease diagnosed at an early stage, a study showed Thursday.
Korea Times (kr)
added Oct 14, 2016 17:04
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[Asia-pacific] 'The Punisher' is popular: Bloodthirsty Philippines President Duterte boasts support of 84% of citizens as he bans smoking and death squads slaughter drug users in the streets

The firebrand politician, not content with just stamping out hard drugs, has also recently introduced a nationwide smoking ban The national restrictions will be along the same lines as those set in Duterte's old municipality of Davao - no smoking in pub
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 13, 2016 21:07
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] CEOs of tobacco firms to be grilled on tax evasion

South Korean lawmakers will grill CEOs of four tobacco companies operating in the country regarding their suspected tax evasion during a parliamentary audit this week, industry sources said on Oct. 11. South Korea‘s sole tobacco maker KT&G, Philip Morri
Korea Herald (kr)
added Oct 11, 2016 18:41
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[Asia-pacific] Groups want end to smoking in Malaysia by 2045

Malaysia Medical Association Action on Smoking and Health Committee chairman Prof Dr Lekhraj Rampal said raising the legal smoking age from 18 to 21 and increasing tax on cigarettes were essential to preventing the next generation of smokers. The World
The Star (my)
added Oct 10, 2016 16:31
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[Asia-pacific, Vietnam] Cigarette smuggling causes tax loss of over $445 million a year

Tax losses reached VND6.5 trillion in 2012 and increased to VND6.7 trillion in 2013, said Mr. Mien at seminar hosted by the newspaper and the National Steering Committee on Combating Smuggling and Trade Fraudulence, which is known as Steering Committee 3
Sai Gon Giai Phong (vn)
added Oct 10, 2016 03:13
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