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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] Thailand plans to ban products that promote nicotine use

E-cigarettes are banned in Thailand but its Parlia­ment will table a new law seeking to prohibit all products that promote nicotine use, said a Thai official. A member of the Thai Health Professional Alliance against Tobacco (ThPAT) Dr Suthat Rungruang­h
The Star (my)
added Dec 8, 2015 21:44
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Korea - South] South Korea: New year sees cigarette price hike

Tobacco sales have fallen sharply in South Korea after the price of cigarettes nearly doubled on New Year's Day, it's reported. Last year, the country's parliament approved an 80% increase in the price of cigarettes, from 2,500 won ($2.25; £1.47) per p
BBC Online
added Jan 5, 2015 23:07
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[Asia-pacific, Hong Kong, Japan] Asian consumers push for right to use smoking alternatives

consumers have formed vape-advocacy organizations in Australia, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines and Thailand. The International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations, an umbrella group, is lobbying for change in places including Hong Ko
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Jul 15, 2018 19:36
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Malaysia] Plain packaging boon to tobacco black market, says research group

Reason Foundation's vice president for research Julian Morris said Malaysia would likely impose extra taxes on tobacco products should plain packaging be enforced, citing Australia’s experience. "I don't think plain packaging is going to drive a substan
Malay Mail (my)
added Feb 13, 2017 18:39
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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, 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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