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[Asia-pacific] Obama Readies One Last Push for Trans-Pacific Partnership

Many Republicans and the tobacco industry object that the tobacco companies would be barred from using international trade tribunals to sue countries that restrict smoking.
New York Times
added Aug 22, 2016 01:07
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Clean Olympics: Governor Koike targets smoking for Tokyo Games

Tokyo’s new governor said she is willing to take measures to prevent passive smoking in the capital ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. “Tokyo, as the host of the Games, should establish a system on its own,” Yuriko Koike said in an interv
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Aug 10, 2016 12:23
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] The Rakyat Post Proposal: No job offers for smokers

A Kedah state executive councillor today proposed that only candidates who do not smoke be considered for employment in the public or private sectors. Datuk Dr Leong Yong Kong, who is in charge of the health portfolio, said this condition could be a prel
Rakyat Post (my)
added Jul 25, 2016 20:24
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Graphic warnings to be put on upper part of cigarette packets from December

The government decided on Tuesday to mandate tobacco companies to place graphic images showing the harmful effects of smoking on the upper part of a cigarette packet starting from December. A revised enforcement ordinance, which requires the pictorial w
Korea Herald (kr)
added Jun 14, 2016 15:20
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[Asia-pacific, Taiwan] 7-Eleven called out for selling tobacco to minors

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- 7-Eleven was the top violator among all convenience stores last year in selling cigarettes to minors, according to the results of a Consumers' Foundation investigation released Thursday.
The China Post (tw)
added May 19, 2016 21:33
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South, Philippines] JTI to stop making cigarettes in Korea

(JTI) has decided to stop producing cigarettes in Korea...This is not to pay a 40 percent tariff imposed on imported cigarette goods. But the company has opted to produce cigarettes abroad, probably in its Philippine plant, and bring them to Korea, even
Korea Times (kr)
added May 9, 2016 13:58
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] No proof excise duty hike caused increase in illicit smokes, MCTC says

Malaysian Council for Tobacco Control (MCTC) today criticised the British American Tobacco (BAT) Malaysia for claiming illegal cigarette trades increased in Malaysia due to the 40 per cent excise duties hike. MCTC president Dr Molly Cheah said there were
Malay Mail (my)
added Apr 29, 2016 12:04
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] BAXLEY: Is plain packaging worth it? ― Jeffrey Baxley

before passing a law based solely on an international trend, the government should take the time to carefully study whether the much-touted public health measure actually makes the public healthier....consumers and voters should ask themselves whether the
Malay Mail (my)
added Mar 23, 2016 16:05
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[Asia-pacific] BOLLYKY: TPP Tobacco Exception Proves the New Rule in Trade

carve-out says a lot about the special role of tobacco in U.S. and international law, but less about investment disputes generally. It is an exception motivated by a unique combination: a widely subscribed treaty binding all other TPP countries, an execu
Council on Foreign Relations
added Feb 5, 2016 21:40
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[Asia-pacific, Vietnam] Number of cigarette smuggling cases falls in 2015

More than 10 million cigarette packets were confiscated and VND21 billion (US$932,000), collected as fines, was added to the state budget in 2015. This was announced at a summary meeting held by the national steering board on smuggling, fake goods and c
Viet Nam News (vn)
added Dec 25, 2015 01:43
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