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[Asia-pacific, China] LETTER: Hong Kong government’s stance on tobacco health warnings goes against WHO guidelines

If Food and Health Bureau officials genuinely wanted their health warning proposals to raise public awareness of the harm caused by smoking and of the incentives to quit, why would they insist on keeping misleading information on cigarette packets, regard
South China Morning Post
added Apr 9, 2017 18:29
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Price hikes won't impact smoking rates, says trade body

the Confederation of Malaysian Tobacco Manufacturers (CMTM), warned the increase could provide more fuel to the booming illegal market. It said on Thursday any further price increases would not impact smoking rates as smokers would turn to the very chea
The Star (my)
added Mar 30, 2017 11:49
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Ministry in bid to regulate cigarette use among youth

THE Health Ministry will crank up its move to stamp out smoking among Malaysians by regulating electronic cigarettes, vaporisers and shishas. These devices will be banned for those aged 21 and below, and will be regulated under the new Control of Tobac
New Straits Times (my)
added Mar 30, 2017 11:44
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[Asia-pacific] Macau smoking ban bill likely final vote in May: legislator

The revised draft bill dealing with smoking inside Macau casinos is likely to be presented to a plenary meeting of Macau’s Legislative Assembly for a second and final reading in May, said legislator Chan Chak Mo. Mr Chan chairs the assembly committee anal
GGRAsia (mo)
added Mar 23, 2017 18:19
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[Asia-pacific] Philippines’ Dramatic Drop in Tobacco Use Shows Tobacco Control Efforts Are Working and Must Remain a Priority

In addition to advancing a national smoke-free policy, the Philippines must continue to implement other evidence-based measures to reduce tobacco use. This includes enacting further increases in tobacco taxes, the single most effective way to reduce toba
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Mar 20, 2017 16:33
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[Asia-pacific, China, Macau] AL COMMITTEE AGREES WITH CASINO SMOKING LOUNGES

The Second Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly (AL) held its 10th meeting to discuss amendments regarding the Law on Prevention and Control of Tobacco Smoke yesterday. The majority of the committee (eight in favour and two against) agrees with
Macau Daily Times (mo)
added Mar 15, 2017 23:51
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[Asia-pacific] Japan’s tobacco lobby fires up as government pushes ahead with tougher smoking laws

Establishments can build a separate smoking room under the latest proposal. And places with less than 30 sq. meters of floor space would not be affected by the restrictions — excluding a huge number of establishments in space-challenged Japan.
Japan Times (jp)
added Mar 13, 2017 13:51
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[Asia-pacific, Guam, Micronesia] Fines to double if tobacco measure passes

Fines for the sale of tobacco products to underage individuals may double if a new bill increasing the minimum age for tobacco use is enacted. Fernando Esteves, a freshman Republican senator, suggested the amendment during legislative session yesterday.
postguam.com (gu)
added Mar 9, 2017 19:28
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Lamborghini brand sharing and cigarette advertising

The Lamborghini brand sharing example provides evidence that important obligations of the WHO [FCTC], which is legally binding and has been ratified by 180 Parties to date, including the Republic of Korea, are not being fulfilled. Brand sharing is identi
Tobacco Control
added Mar 8, 2017 03:55
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Smoke-free Kuching by 2018

Kuching North City Hall (DBKU) will fully enforce the smoke-free ruling at all eateries in its jurisdiction beginning January next year. Its mayor Datuk Abang Abdul Wahap Abang Julai said DBKU, in collaboration with the state Health Department, would go
The Star (my)
added Feb 22, 2017 19:55
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