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[Asia-pacific] Brunei, Philippines curb tobacco industry interference

Philippines and Brunei lead their ASEAN peers in efforts to put a check on tobacco industry interference in health governance matters. According to the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance’s (SEATCA) Tobacco Industry Interference Index, the Philippines
Customs Today (pk)
added Sep 19, 2016 15:23
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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] JTI, BAT defy state anti-smoking drive

Two foreign tobacco makers ― Japanese Tobacco International (JTI) and British American Tobacco (BAT) ― have stirred a controversy here after launching new products available at prices that are nearly two thirds of the average cigarette price of 4,500 won
Korea Times (kr)
added Oct 27, 2015 20:14
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[Asia-pacific, Taiwan] Agencies blasted for dereliction of duty on tobacco factory project

A group of anti-tobacco activists filed a complaint with the Control Yuan on Monday, accusing three Cabinet agencies of dereliction of duty and legal violations after allowing an international tobacco producer to build a factory in Taiwan.
Focus Taiwan
added Aug 18, 2015 15:20
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Indonesians Smoke 302 Billion Pieces Of Cigarettes In 2013

placing Indonesia on the top of Southeast Asian smokers' list, according to a research. The results of the research carried out by the Demographic Institute of the University of Indonesia's Economic Faculty indicated that cigarette consumption in Indones
BERNAMA (Malaysian National News Agency) (my)
added Mar 5, 2014 17:25
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[Asia-pacific] '10,000 Malaysians die from tobacco smoking each year'

said Dr Amer Siddiq Amer Nordin, a coordinator of the Nicotine Addiction Research & Collaborating Centre (NARCC),the nicotine addiction research group of the University Malaya Centre of Addiction Sciences (UMCAS). Describing it as alarming, he said the fi
New Straits Times (my)
added Oct 7, 2013 14:49
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[Philippines] Asia-Pacific NGO pushes exclusion of tobacco from TPP

In a statement, the Asia Pacific Association on Control of Tobacco for Health (APACT) said including tobacco in the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) would undo international efforts to restrict cigarette companies' advertising and to require gra
InterAksyon.com (TV 5) (ph)
added Aug 21, 2013 14:51
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Sales of illegal cigarettes may be funding crime syndicates

High sales of illicit cigarettes may be funding crime syndicates in Malaysia and possibly neighbouring countries, claims the Confederation of Malaysian Tobacco Manufacturers (CMTM). Statistics presented for the latest Illicit Cigarette Study at a press c
Sun Daily (my)
added Apr 4, 2013 15:05
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Philip Morris, BAT to hike prices of heat-not-burn e-cigarettes

Multinational tobacco companies selling heat-not-burn (HNB) e-cigarettes are set to raise prices as the National Assembly moves closer to hiking taxes on this new type of cigarette. When materialized, this would adversely affect millions of smokers who
Korea Times (kr)
added Oct 26, 2017 18:36
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[Asia-pacific, Fiji] Regional nations discuss tobacco control strategies

A THREE-DAY workshop focussing on tobacco control strategies in Pacific Island Countries will begin in Nadi tomorrow. Stakeholders from 20 regional countries will attend the meeting. National NCD adviser Dr Isimeli Tukana said while Fiji had been a lead
Fiji Times Online (fj)
added Nov 16, 2015 21:53
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