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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Anti-smoking law to pack a real punch

the Health Ministry will raise the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products, including cigarettes, from 18 to 21. A new tobacco bill is being drafted to include a ban on displaying products and making it illegal to smoke in vehicles with children insid
New Straits Times (my)
added Aug 24, 2015 07:42

[Asia-pacific] Tobacco exception coming in TPP — Food exports to Cuba drop — China IP report calls for patent linkage reforms

the Obama administration is working with other countries to prevent big tobacco from challenging anti-smoking laws under the rules of the deal — much to the ire of tobacco-state lawmakers and business groups, Pro Trade’s Adam Behsudi reports.
added Aug 11, 2015 18:11

[Asia-pacific, Korea - South, USA] Tobacco companies are liars: US expert

The symposium was held ahead of a court ruling on a damage suit which the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) filed last year against three tobacco firms ― KT&G, Philip Morris and British American Tobacco. To fight against undeniable evidence about
Korea Times (kr)
added Jul 17, 2015 12:46

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] RI bans e-cigarettes on health concerns

The government will soon ban sales of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) nationwide amid growing concerns over the product’s negative impact on people’s health.... There are no domestic e-cigarette producers. Consumers rely on imports from China, the i
Jakarta Post (id)
added May 20, 2015 06:51

[Asia-pacific] Tobacco industry has sights set on Indonesia, says expert

Thabrany, has warned that Indonesia, one of the world’s biggest consumers of tobacco and as yet not a signatory to the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), and with few regulations restricting children’s access to cigarettes, has become a
Jakarta Post (id)
added May 7, 2015 15:11

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Australia and Oceania] Indonesia to challenge Australia's plain-packaging tobacco laws at World Trade Organisation

Indonesia has won the right to seek a ruling by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on Australia's tobacco plain-packaging laws. Trade sources said the WTO's disputes settlement body had agreed to set up an independent panel of trade and legal experts i
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Mar 26, 2014 17:20

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] PH has most female smokers in ASEAN

The Philippines has the highest number of female smokers among the 10 member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, a 2012 survey conducted by the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance shows. (TV 5) (ph)
added Jul 12, 2013 07:59

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] Group asks gov’t to require graphic warning on cigarette packs

An international civil society group has called on the government to require tobacco companies to print on cigarette packs graphic images of diseases caused by smoking. Bungon Ritthiphakdee, Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance director, said that th
Business World (ph)
added Jul 9, 2013 16:27

[Asia, Asia-pacific, China, India, Latin America, Russia] ARCHIVE: Tobacco use in 3 billion individuals from 16 countries: an analysis of nationally representative cross-sectional household surveys

The first wave of GATS showed high rates of smoking in men, early initiation of smoking in women, and low quit ratios, reinforcing the view that efforts to prevent initiation and promote cessation of tobacco use are needed to reduce associated morbidity
The Lancet (uk)
added Mar 28, 2013 09:39

[Asia-pacific, China, Philippines] Developing World Has 80 Percent of Tobacco-Related Deaths

According to the fourth edition of the Tobacco Atlas, put out by the American Cancer Society and the World Lung Foundation, tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death in the world.
IPS (Inter Press Service)
added Oct 16, 2012 02:33
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