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[Asia, Asia-pacific] Cambodia cracks down on e-cigarettes, shisha, says harmful for youth

has banned the import, sale and promotion of e-cigarettes and shisha tobacco, a favourite of hookah-using smokers, a government agency said Wednesday. The Cambodian Anti-Drug Authority said in a statement that electronic cigarettes, which emit water vapo
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 26, 2014 14:11

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Tobacco bill pro business, lacks health considerations:

Noted economist and environmentalist Emil Salim has criticized the tobacco bill... “The bill seems to only focus on the industry side of cigarettes, such as their production, distribution and packaging, while cigarette consumption itself has various impac
Jakarta Post (id)
added Dec 22, 2015 05:32

[Asia-pacific, Georgia] U.S. Proposes Provision on Tobacco in Trade Pact

The tobacco provision remains tentative, but its inclusion in the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership being negotiated here would be a major victory for public health advocates and could set a precedent for other trade pacts. Tobacco companies have been
New York Times
added Oct 1, 2015 22:14

[Asia, Asia-pacific] Philip Morris loses 'activate' appeal against Japan Tobacco ($$)

World Trademark Review (uk)
added Jul 31, 2014 16:55

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Legal cigarette sales fell 30% after price hike

Malaysia’s small and medium retail segment suffered losses of some RM500 million in 2015 due to illegal cigarette trade, says Malaysia Singapore Coffeshop Proprietors General Association (MSCSPGA). In a statement today, president Ho Su Mong said legal ci
Rakyat Post (my)
added Apr 14, 2016 21:48

[Asia-pacific] Papua New Guinea to crack down on rampant smoking

is preparing legislation to control rampant tobacco use, with a survey ­revealing that 42 per cent of high school children smoke regularly. Acting Health Secretary Elva Lionel said in a speech at Gordon Secondary School in Port Moresby to mark World No T
The Australian (au)
added Jun 4, 2015 15:57

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Asean agrees to withdraw tobacco from Afta

Malaysia and Asean member nations have agreed to withdraw tobacco from the Asean Free Trade Area (AFTA) list for implementation by 2015. Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said a consensus was reached at the 11th Asean Health Ministers Meeting at P
The Star (my)
added Jul 9, 2012 09:41

[Asia-pacific] Malaysia faces fight over plain tobacco packaging

Malaysia’s government says it wants to emulate Australia -- the only country in the world that so far requires plain, generic packaging for cigarettes. The industry, some business groups and intellectual property advocates warn that the proposal could ba
China Central Television (CCTV) (cn)
added Mar 15, 2016 22:17

[Asia-pacific, East Timor, Thailand] Butting out: how some countries are starting to put their health first

In 1991, 60 per cent of men in Thailand were smokers. Since then, the country has introduced some of south-east Asia's toughest smoking laws, with significant success. They include tax increases on cigarettes, advertising bans, anti-smoking campaigns, cle
The Age (au)
added Aug 25, 2012 23:37

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Abellanosa files 'Cigarette Holiday' bill

Abellonasa kick-started his new term by filing House Bill No. 41 that prohibits the sale and smoking in public of cigarettes every fifteenth day of the month. To be known as the Cigarette Holiday Act, Abellanosa said HB 41 aimed to support the call of Pr
Cebu Daily News (ph)
added Jul 1, 2016 20:44
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