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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Duterte repeats campaign vow to ban smoking in public areas

Duterte reiterated that he has Buerger's disease, which is a condition associated with smoking. "Smoking, Buerger’s disease: that’s why walang smoking zone—balang araw buong Pilipinas na ‘to. I will not allow smoking because you pass cancer to the peop
GMANews.TV (ph)
added Sep 27, 2016 21:29

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Tobacco farmers seek gov’t support; crop diversification pushed

Tobacco farmers and cooperatives are seeking a range of government assistance, including financing, to help them become competitive under the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) integration scheme. Mario Cabasal, president of the National Federation of Tobacc
Northbound Philippines News Online (ph)
added Sep 24, 2016 15:36

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] $6.6 million fine and jail for stashing illegal cigarettes

A 61-year-old Singaporean man was hit with a $6.6 million fine and a 38-month jail sentence last Thursday for dealing in duty-unpaid cigarettes. If he cannot pay the fine, Abdul Rashid Abdullah will have to serve an extra 22 months on his sentence, Singap
Straits Times (sg)
added Sep 7, 2016 17:37

[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Philip Morris, British American Tobacco under probe over alleged tax evasion

Cigarette makers are said to have raked in tens of millions of dollars in so-called inventory profit by keeping products shipped out before 2015 in stock and selling them after the tax hike for a huge gain. According to the sources, the National Tax Ser
Korea Times (kr)
added Aug 30, 2016 12:33

[Asia-pacific] Are you a Malaysian looking to quit smoking? Here's how

The Tobacco Quitline, a telephone facility offering comprehensive smoking cessation service, was launched today. The launch of the joint initiative by Johnson & Johnson Malaysia and Universiti Sains Malaysia was witnessed by Deputy Health Minister Datuk S
New Straits Times (my)
added Aug 29, 2016 21:30

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Cigarette price hike may scare smokers: researcher

Plans to increase cigarette prices to Rp 50,000 (US$4) per pack from currently Rp 15,000, will be effective to reduce the number of smokers as it will be shock therapy for them, says a researcher. University of Indonesia's Demographic Institute research
Jakarta Post (id)
added Aug 23, 2016 22:00

[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Smoker slaps woman with baby for asking him stop puffing in no smoking area

A mom with a 7-month-old baby was slapped in the face after she asked a man in 50s to “put out a cigarette” in a no smoking area.... She added that “for adults, you can just hold your nose. But I can’t ask my 7-month-old baby to do the same, can I?”
Korea Herald (kr)
added Aug 8, 2016 16:13

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Vaping data on the way

Two national studies on their use among adults and adolescents are listed on the Health Ministry’s (MoH) Institute for Public Health portal’s list of 2016 projects. The findings of the “Tobacco and E-cigarette Survey among Malaysian Adolescents” and “Pr
The Star (my)
added Aug 7, 2016 22:57

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Using e-cigs to quit smoking?

“More than two-thirds stopped smoking all together. Among the 27% that didn’t quit, the average consumption of cigarettes dropped from 19 to four a day,” Greek cardio­logist Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos said at a recent interview in Kuala Lumpur.
The Star (my)
added Aug 7, 2016 22:55

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Customs Dept: Locally-manufactured cigarettes to carry mandatory duty stamp from Oct 1

All local cigarette manufacturers are required to stick on the cigarette duty stamp on every packets of their cigarettes beginning this October 1. The Royal Malaysian Customs said the transition period for the use of the cigarette duty stamp was carried
Malay Mail (my)
added Aug 5, 2016 20:01
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