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[Asia-pacific] Singapore to ban cigarette displays in stores

Singapore's parliament on Monday voted to ban the display of cigarettes in a bid to further curb the habit in a nation which already has one of the world's lowest smoking rates. From 2017, merchants must keep tobacco out of sight and not display any adve
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Mar 14, 2016 15:18

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] ASSUNTA: Big tobacco plainly lying about plain packaging ― Mary Assunta

I wish to respond to the reports in the Malay Mail Online on plain packaging of tobacco.... The Confederation of Malaysian Tobacco Manufactures (CMTM) makes several predictable claims against plain packaging which are nothing more than scaremongering an
Malay Mail (my)
added Mar 1, 2016 16:04

[Asia-pacific, Australia, Malaysia] SANTIAGO: Ministry of Health’s plain packing policy welcomed but MITI might overrule it?

first the government decided to be a party to a joint legal suit at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) involving 37 countries against Australia’s decision...Then, in a spineless fashion, it backed out of its decision to put in place plain packaging...the
Malay Mail (my)
added Feb 25, 2016 14:27

[Asia-pacific] BHARGAVA: Get Indonesians to Hold Pens, Not Cigarettes

This month, H.M. Sampoerna made its debut as part of the Indonesian benchmark index: LQ45... The success of Sampoerna as well as the other giant – Gudang Garam – is not surprising....Indonesia is a paradise in the eyes of tobacco producers
Jakarta Globe (id)
added Feb 18, 2016 15:16

[Asia-pacific] The TPP Tobacco Carveout Is Not A Slippery Slope ($$)

makes it very likely that any tobacco company effort to bring suit under the TPP ISDS provisions will be quickly dismissed. This novel clause has been applauded in public interest circles but has drawn criticism from business interests and legal commenta
added Feb 17, 2016 17:55

[Asia-pacific, China, Korea - South] Chinese tourist problem goes up in smoke

Although smoking is prohibited in the Myeongdong shopping district and at historic palaces including Gyeongbokgung and Deoksugung, many tourists did not heed the bans. "Old palaces are non-smoking areas because they are extremely fire prone, but it is n
Korea Times (kr)
added Feb 16, 2016 13:29

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Graphic health warning to take effect next month

More smokers are likely to quit their dangerous habit once the law requiring cigarette manufacturers to place graphic health warnings on cigarette packs takes effect in March. The tobacco industry earlier threatened to stop the implementation of the Grap
Philippine Star (ph)
added Feb 16, 2016 12:48

[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

[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 (gu)
added Feb 9, 2016 19:40

[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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