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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Proposal to raise smoking age from 18 to 21

The health authorities are proposing to raise the minimum age of smoking from 18 to 21, and ban menthol and other flavoured cigarettes to step up their efforts to discourage people from lighting up. The Health Promotion Board (HPB), along with the Healt
Straits Times (sg)
added Dec 29, 2015 23:19
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[Asia-pacific] Indonesia not yet protected from influence of tobacco companies: WHO

Indonesia is still susceptible to the influence of international tobacco companies as it is yet to accede to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), according to a WHO official. "Indonesia is a large populous nation, which has not yet acceded
Antara News (id)
added Dec 23, 2015 21:23
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Health Ministry to extend more smoke-free zones

Its Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said right now, the ministry was in the midst of discussions with the relevant agencies and NGOs for the purpose. "The plan to add and extend new areas as no smoking zones was in line with Article 8 of the
Astro AWANI (Channel 501) (my)
added Dec 16, 2015 17:42
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Johor officially bans sale of e-cigarette products

NUSAJAYA - The Johor government has officially banned all sale of vape products including its equipment and liquids from next year. The decision was made during the state executive councillor meeting held at Bangunan Dato Jaafar Muhammad in Kota Iska
AsiaOne (sg)
added Dec 2, 2015 18:43
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[Asia-pacific] LESTER: The TPP Tobacco Carveout: A Triumph of Politics Over Good Policy

the carveout could create a new set of problems for future trade negotiators: Having declared tobacco to be a particularly harmful product, deserving of a special exclusion, what other products might also fall into this category? 40 years ago it might hav
Huffington Post (blog)
added Dec 1, 2015 01:11
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Despite clampdown, more flock to vape stores after cigarette price hike

Vape stores are still doing roaring trade here, according to some owners who said business has improved despite recent raids on some outlets, especially after the sudden hike in cigarette prices earlier in the month. Vape store chain “Chain Vapors” co-fo
Malay Mail (my)
added Nov 29, 2015 15:47
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[Asia-pacific, North Carolina] Five groups that could determine the fate of TPP

Congressional passage of a sweeping Asia-Pacific trade agreement hinges on several key endorsements... It’s highly likely that some House lawmakers from North Carolina and other tobacco states who backed fast-track will oppose TPP over these concerns.
The Hill
added Nov 28, 2015 16:07
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] UM Specialist Rubbishes Claims That Vaping Helps Kick Smoking Habit

University Malaya Centre for Addiction Sciences' addiction medicine specialist Associate Professor Dr Amer Siddiq Amer Nordin said the electrical devices had never been endorsed as a stop smoking aid. "The claims made by vapers are anecdotal. It has neve
Malaysian Digest (my)
added Nov 27, 2015 10:03
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia, Malaysia] Scouring rubbish bins and garbage dumpsites to uncover illicit cigarette industry

What initially started as “litter bin sampling”, led investigators to uncover the extent and depth of the problem of illicit cigarette trade. “Intelligence gathering helps in identifying the chain link and our role is to assist the authorities in any way
Rakyat Post (my)
added Nov 23, 2015 17:53
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Penang mulls ban on vaping at non-smoking zones

“The state has a Smoke Free Penang initiative at gazetted areas and we have proposed that vaping will also not be allowed in these non-smoking zones,” he said when interrupting a speech by backbencher, RSN Rayer (Seri Delima – DAP). Dr Afif said they ar
Malay Mail (my)
added Nov 17, 2015 17:37
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