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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Subway stations set to have smoking booths

Smoking booths are expected to be allowed near subway station exits in Seoul, following a revision to a related ordinance. Seoul city councilors Choi Pan-sul and Kim Hea-rean said Monday that they proposed the revision in order to remove the clause that
Korea Times (kr)
added Feb 15, 2016 20:45
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[Asia-pacific] Only half of smoking lounge applications approved in Macau, health bureau says

Quoting a release from the Health Bureau, GGRAsia reported that only 86 out of the 155 applications, or about 55.5 percent of the total number of requests it received since 2014, were OK’d in the city state as of February 5. There are 36 registered casin
CalvinAyre.com
added Feb 11, 2016 20:37
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[Asia-pacific, Guam, Micronesia] Bar owners face $3000 fine if smoking allowed

Bar owners have just under a year to implement a no-smoking policy in their establishments as Public Law 33-121 will take effect Jan. 1, 2017. The legislation, which lapsed into law on Feb. 4, will, among other provisions, prohibit smoking in establishmen
postguam.com (gu)
added Feb 9, 2016 19:40
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] TIENHAARA: The dismissal of a case against plain cigarette packaging is good news for taxpayers

the ISDS case remains under the wraps of a confidentiality order, it appears that Australia was able to convince the tribunal that Philip Morris should not be permitted to plead the merits of its case because it engaged in "treaty shopping".
Canberra (ACT) Times (au)
added Feb 2, 2016 14:26
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[Asia-pacific] Anti-smoking groups come to Obama’s aid on trade deal

Public health groups are pressing Democrats... Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and other groups are backing the deal because of language that carves out tobacco companies from using the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s dispute settlement system.
The Hill
added Feb 1, 2016 21:17
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[Asia-pacific, Thailand] Labour practices a big inducement for Thai tobacco growers

She added that tobacco farming was more profitable than growing rice. More importantly labour protection was highly emphasised in the community, especially child labour prevention. Children under 13 cannot take part in any kind of work, even if they are a
The Nation (th)
added Jan 30, 2016 22:47
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[Asia-pacific] E-Cigarette Awareness, Perceptions and Use among Community-Recruited Smokers in Hong Kong

who intended to quit, awareness of e-cigarettes was high, but most did not perceive e-cigarettes as effective in quitting. Correlates concerning e-cigarette perceptions and use will help to inform prospective studies, public education and policy on contro
PLoS (Public Library of Science)
added Jan 26, 2016 17:41
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] Turnbull adds weight to Obama's bid to save TPP

Malcolm Turnbull has gone into bat for US President Barack Obama...McConnell and ... Hatch...expressed concern about ... rules that allow governments to be tough on tobacco companies, two provisions Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb fought strongly f
Australian Financial Review (au)
added Jan 20, 2016 15:07
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[Asia-pacific, Thailand] Philip Morris denies cheating customs

Branch manager Troy Modlin said in a press release that the company had done nothing wrong and that the charges called into question Thailand's commitment to fairness, transparency and the rule of law. Prosecuting this case will undermine Thailand's st
The Nation (th)
added Jan 20, 2016 02:04
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[Asia-pacific] Tobacco giant Philip Morris faces S$3.15 billion fine in Thailand for tax evasion

Tobacco giant Philip Morris is facing an eye-watering 80 billion baht (S$3.15 billion) fine if found guilty of dodging tax on cigarette imports to Thailand, prosecutors said on Tuesday (Jan 19).
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Jan 19, 2016 14:39
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