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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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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] SENG/WARNER: Ending the tobacco scourge

"endgame strategies". Perhaps Singapore should begin this journey towards eliminating smoking completely. We would not be the first country to endorse and adopt this approach. New Zealand, Finland, Canada, Sweden and France have all endorsed the goal of
Straits Times (sg)
added Feb 17, 2017 22:44
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Ban has not stopped smoking in public places

Unfortunately, without more effective policing and enforcement, the Act that prohibits smoking in certain places is useless. Smokers continue to smoke in public toilets or corridors, and no one is doing anything about it. Non-smokers are exposed to secon
Straits Times (sg)
added Feb 12, 2017 21:10
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] 2-tier cigarette tax bid shelved

Review the Sin Tax Reform Law first before tackling the proposal to revert to a two-tier excise tax system for cigarettes. This was the Senate leadership’s order to its ways and means committee, chaired by Sen. Sonny Angara, even as the Lower House alre
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Feb 6, 2017 15:06
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[Asia-pacific] LIEW: Will raising the minimum legal age for smoking work in Singapore?

As a former police officer with more than a decade of service as both a regular and a reservist, I have had to respond to many fights and altercations caused by alcohol....one has to ask which is a bigger social evil, and if public health should outweigh
The New Paper Online (sg)
added Jan 31, 2017 01:14
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Hachiko area of Shibuya Station choking on litter from smokers

Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward is considering imposing harsher penalties to prevent ill-mannered smokers from polluting the popular Hachiko meeting place with secondhand smoke and discarded cigarette butts.
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Jan 30, 2017 00:21
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[Asia-pacific] Why Packaging Is Commercially Vital for Tobacco Corporations [FREE FULL TEXT]

told their shareholders about the commercial value of tobacco packaging....The findings provide further evidence from industry sources of the vital function of packaging and further justify plain packaging as an essential part of any comprehensive tobacco
Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health (my)
added Jan 27, 2017 14:37
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Finance chief backs tax probe on Mighty Corp

Dominguez said Wednesday he supported the Bureau of Internal Revenue's decision to investigate Mighty Corp. and other cigarette makers for alleged use of fake tax stamps. Dominguez said BIR Commissioner Cesar Dulay "did the right thing" when it initiated
ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation (ph)
added Jan 25, 2017 14:54
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Cigarette sales bounce back in Korea despite gov't efforts

While it appears various campaigns including an 80-percent price increase in 2015 did help cut sales, industry experts point out that various stress factors like the massive presidential scandal may have prompted smokers to light up more frequently, or f
Arirang TV & Radio (kr)
added Jan 24, 2017 22:45
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[Asia-pacific] Trump Revamps U.S. Trade Focus by Pulling Out of Pacific Deal

Among the supporters were labor groups, Democrats such as Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown and U.S. tobacco companies, which opposed the deal over a provision that would have prevented them from suing to challenge anti-smoking measures.
Bloomberg News
added Jan 24, 2017 00:47
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