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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Price hikes won't impact smoking rates, says trade body

the Confederation of Malaysian Tobacco Manufacturers (CMTM), warned the increase could provide more fuel to the booming illegal market. It said on Thursday any further price increases would not impact smoking rates as smokers would turn to the very chea
The Star (my)
added Mar 30, 2017 11:49

[Asia-pacific] Will Japan really get tough on smoking or is it just hot air?

“We also want to make a smoke-free Olympics and give foreigners who come for the Games a good impression of Japan’s attitude towards smoking.” Still, even these weakened restrictions are facing challenges as some MPs from the ruling Liberal Democratic P
Asian (Hybrid News Ltd)
added Mar 24, 2017 02:50

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] BIR files P9.56-B tax evasion raps vs Mighty

Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) yesterday filed a P9.564-billion tax evasion case against cigarette manufacturer Mighty Corp. for the alleged use of counterfeit tax stamps. In the criminal case filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ), the BIR accus
Philippine Star (ph)
added Mar 23, 2017 18:17

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] EO on smoking ban now at President’s table: Ubial

The executive order (EO) on smoking ban is now at the table of President Rodrigo Duterte, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial disclosed.
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Mar 22, 2017 00:13

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Special Report: Fake cigarette tax stamps flood market

Faking of cigarette tax stamps, like counterfeit money, has quietly grown into a major problem for the country, depriving government of much needed revenues. For instance, the recent raids conducted by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) on the warehouses of Mi
Philippine Star (ph)
added Mar 15, 2017 00:06

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Curbing teen smoking 'must go beyond raising minimum age'

Teens below the age of 18 have been barred from smoking legally since 1993 - but the data two decades later tells a different story. In 2013, the average age when smokers took their first puff was just 16, according to the National Health Surveillance S
Straits Times (sg)
added Mar 14, 2017 16:54

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] She was sacrificing food for cigarettes to feed habit

Ms Chrystine Wong's first cigarette was given to her when she was 14 or 15 years old. From smoking socially, she established a regular habit by 16.... Her message for youngsters? Decide for themselves by making a list. “Then they will see there are more c
TODAYonline (sg)
added Mar 10, 2017 15:25

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Government must discuss draft law on tobacco: Ministry

"The draft law is now still in the deliberation process among ministries and government institutions. The bill has pros and cons, but the government should continue to conduct deliberations on it," Willem Petru Riwu, the director for beverage industry, t
Antara News (id)
added Mar 6, 2017 16:15

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Govt to carry out awareness campaign on smoking ban in public parks

The Health Ministry is currently carrying out public awareness exercise on the smoking ban at all public parks and recreational places before the directive is enforced on June 1. Its director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the enforcement wo
Malay Mail (my)
added Feb 28, 2017 07:29

[Asia-pacific, Japan] EDITORIAL: Efforts to stop passive smoking

There are reports that more than 100 LDP lawmakers receive political donations from the tobacco industry. It’s not known whether the lawmakers oppose the health ministry’s plans in deference to the interest of the tobacco business or related industries.
Japan Times (jp)
added Feb 25, 2017 15:43
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