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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Europe, Hong Kong] World’s vaping industry under thick cloud as HK moves to complete ban

Hong Kong is one step closer to imposing a complete ban...planning to table an amendment bill in the 2016/2017 legislative year to “completely prohibit the import, manufacture, sale, distribution and advertising of e-cigarettes”.
Harbour Times (hk)
added Aug 10, 2016 18:58
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[Asia-pacific, China] Model quitter: President Xi Jinping’s decision to give up smoking deserves praise, WHO chiefs says

A compliment from the World Health Organisation chief to President Xi Jinping for quitting smoking will be a boost to tobacco control efforts...Her compliment comes as the State Council, the cabinet, is contemplating whether to enforce stricter tobacco co
South China Morning Post
added Aug 1, 2016 21:46
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[Asia-pacific] Indonesia on track to become world’s largest tobacco market

The global tobacco industry has, with the acquiescence of the country’s government, used a mix of advertising, marketing and cigarettes flavoured with cloves and chocolate to turn Indonesia into a nation of smoking addicts – and one of the most valuable t
Southeastern Globe (kh)
added Jul 13, 2016 14:28
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[Asia-pacific, Burma/Myanmar, China] With return of Big Tobacco to Myanmar, smoking rates on the rise

Since the return of Big Tobacco to Myanmar en masse in 2013, smoking rates have increased markedly. Tobacco control experts warn that the firms’ sophisticated strategies are likely to push more people into the clutches of addiction
Southeastern Globe (kh)
added Jul 11, 2016 21:18
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] S. Korea unveils first graphic cigarette warnings

The government on Thursday revealed 10 graphic images showing the harmful effects of smoking that must be on cigarette packages for the first time starting at the end of this year. A diseased lung, a hole in a throat, and rotten teeth were among the 10
Korea Times (kr)
added Apr 3, 2016 18:32
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[Asia-pacific] Japan Tobacco buys Brazilian cigarette distributor

JT bought all of Salvador-based Fluxo Brasil Distribuidora do Produtos SA for an undisclosed amount. Fluxo has nine distribution centers and offices covering all of the country's major states. It carried JT cigarettes before the acquisition and sell
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Feb 11, 2016 20:37
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[Asia-pacific] Some U.S. Industries Seen as Winners in Pacific Trade Pact

Tobacco companies are among losers in the pact. The agreement is the one of the first in the world to allow countries to prevent the tobacco industry from suing foreign governments over antismoking measures in special arbitration panels. Philip Morris In
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Oct 5, 2015 23:34
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Malaysia, Uruguay] KANG: Setting the record straight on TPP’s Investor-State Dispute Settlement – Shaun Kang

even if, Phillip Morris succeeds in those two cases, the decision will not bind future arbitral tribunals. Accordingly, the resounding quotation of the Phillip Morris cases should not send shivers down the spine and be a basis to shy away from ISDS provis
The Malaysian Insider (my)
added Oct 4, 2015 20:40
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam] Pakistan among top four countries with rising tobacco use

National Alliance for Tobacco Control (NATC) in collaboration with the Aga Khan University (AKU) and the Pakistan Chest Society... “The Asia Pacific region represents the fastest growing tobacco market in the world with Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan and
Asia News Network (ANN) (th)
added May 27, 2015 10:04
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Korea - South] South Korea's War on Tobacco

South Korea’s government is trying to rein in smoking in the country, but not everyone is ready for change.
The Diplomat (jp)
added Oct 8, 2014 14:51
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