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[Asia, Asia-pacific] Thailand bans import of water pipes, electronic cigarettes

Thailand's Cabinet has approved a ban on the import of hookah-style water pipes and electronic cigarettes, copying a similar move by neighbouring Cambodia earlier this year. Deputy government spokesman Maj. Gen. Sansern Kaewkamnerd said Tuesday's decisio
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 14, 2014 12:27
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[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
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[Asia-pacific] In Indonesia, Big Tobacco hasn't got a worry

health experts warn of a humanitarian disaster looming in poorer countries, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. ''They [cigarette companies] are just wilfully imposing a pandemic on developing countries,'' says Professor Mike Daube
The Age (au)
added Aug 25, 2012 23:29
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[Asia-pacific] Taiwan plans to expand smoking ban to bars, nightclubs

The law currently bans smoking at most public places, but permits it at cigar houses as well as bars and nightclubs that are open after 9 p.m. and exclusively to people above the age of 18. Smoking is also allowed in certain indoor areas of hotels, rest
Focus Taiwan
added Jan 5, 2017 21:08
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] KT&G emerges as global cigarette maker

KT&G is rising as the world’s fifth-largest tobacco maker as its overseas sales recorded 46.5 billion cigarettes last year, exceeding domestic sales of 40.6 billion cigarettes for the first time. The firm’s super-slim and low-tar product Esse is recogn
Korea Herald (kr)
added Sep 25, 2016 13:39
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[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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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] JACINTO-LOPEZ: Light a fire or not?

Baldrige, an American etiquette expert and PR practitioner who served as Jackie Kennedy’s social secretary in the White House, gave this smoking etiquette: “If you don’t like smoking in your house, warn guests. At the moment of extending the invitation,
Philippine Star (ph)
added May 16, 2016 23:41
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[Asia-pacific, Macau] KPMG FULL SMOKING BAN REPORT RELEASED

The report, entitled “Impact of Proposed Changes in Smoking Policy in Casinos in Macau,” has projected a 16 percent reduction in GDP and a 20 percent drop in total fiscal receipts if the smoking ban is enacted. The international audit firm study was commi
Macau Daily Times (mo)
added Nov 24, 2015 03:46
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[Asia-pacific] Exposing the TPP: The Dirtiest Deal You Never Heard Of

instances of this happening have already taken place. Right now, Philip is trying to reverse the Fair And Equitable Tobacco Reform Act (FETRA), implemented by US Department of Agriculture (USDA), in an attempt to score more profit from increasing taxes.
Clapway
added Jul 27, 2015 15:52
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] Activist Hedge Fund Profits in Private as Japan Tobacco Says No

Though it lost every proxy fight, the Children’s Investment Fund claims a list of wins. Japan Tobacco Inc. boosted its payout ratio and said it would exit its beverage businesses. The state sold some of its stake. Since May 2011, the month the fund says i
Bloomberg News
added Jun 21, 2015 17:09
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