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[Asia-pacific] Philippines' tough public smoking ban gets broad support

anti-tobacco activists hailing it as a victory and some smokers saying they were now prepared to kick the habit. Even an industry lobby group, the Philippine Tobacco Institute (PTI), said it supported the regulation and acknowledged the health objectives
Reuters
added May 19, 2017 12:57
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[Asia-pacific] Duterte Orders Strict Smoking Ban in Philippines, and Asks Citizens to Help

The executive order, signed this week and made public on Thursday, forbids the use of tobacco, including electronic cigarettes, in all public spaces, even sidewalks. It also prohibits anyone under 18 from “using, selling or buying cigarettes or tobacco p
New York Times
added May 19, 2017 05:29
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[Asia-pacific, Taiwan] Up in Smoke: Regulations on indoor smoking to be relaxed

Smokers are breathing a sigh of relief, while nonsmokers will be gasping for air now that a draft amendment to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act has scrapped plans to ban smoking lounges in hotels, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and cigar lounges, healt
Taiwan News (tw)
added May 17, 2017 16:05
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Controversial revised e-cigarette ordinance passed

there is a need to pass an evidence-based ordinance regulating the use of electronic cigarettes in public places and conveyances, including its advertising and promotion, in line with the latest studies on this class of products. The said ordinance needs
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added May 13, 2017 01:47
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Fewer Filipino adult smokers in 2015 – survey

'Drastically raising the tobacco excise taxes proved to be the single most effective way of reducing tobacco use among smokers in the Philippines,' says the Philippines' health department
Rappler (ph)
added May 7, 2017 20:27
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] JT making questionable political donations in bid to stop tobacco tax hike

allegedly providing donations to politicians "in return for favors." This article tries to shed light on JT's behind-the-scenes maneuvering in a society where antismoking is the mainstream stance.
Sentaku Magazine (jp)
added Apr 23, 2017 13:31
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[Asia-pacific, Taiwan] Government to raise tax on cigarettes by NT$20 per pack

price of cigarettes is set to increase by NT$20 (US$0.6) per pack later this year after the Legislature passed the third and final reading of an amendment to the Tobacco and Alcohol Tax on Friday, with the additional revenue to be earmarked for the count
The China Post (tw)
added Apr 21, 2017 20:38
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] HUI: Curb tobacco access to fight youth smoking

The Government can go further by doing what recent research suggests could be effective, especially in targeting the young: Restrict the number of sales points for cigarettes. Now, cigarettes are sold at many types of shops and in every neighbourhood. S
Straits Times (sg)
added Apr 20, 2017 15:27
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] ‘Mighty Corp. may be hiding cigarettes’

could be transferring its cigarette products to unregistered warehouses to avoid inspection by authorities, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) disclosed yesterday. Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon said the raid on two warehouses in Bulacan on Friday led to
Philippine Star (ph)
added Apr 10, 2017 21:20
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Greek doctor wants PH to regulate e-cigarettes

Farsalinos, a former smoker, says millions of Filipino smokers have an opportunity to quit the vice by switching to a less harmful product—electronic cigarette. He considers vaping or the use of e-cigarette as a harm reduction tool, because it is 95-per
Manila Standard (ph)
added Apr 10, 2017 15:24
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