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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] They can only puff in designated yellow circles in heritage enclave

George Town is believed to be the only no-smoking district in Malaysia with these little corners of refuge for smokers. The corners are not roofed so the smoke will dissipate quickly. And you will have to carry your own portable ashtray. “No one will th
The Star (my)
added Aug 2, 2016 18:47
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[Asia-pacific] Matthew Myers: Indonesia Not Protected from the Dangers of Smoking

There are actually various key points mandated by the FCTC that have not been implemented by the Indonesian government. Firstly, there are no national laws in Indonesia that ban the act of consuming cigarettes/tobacco in indoor spaces. This implies that m
Indonesia Investments (nl)
added Aug 2, 2016 14:51
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] DepEd intensifies fight against tobacco

the department order facilitates the enforcement of the following policies: absolute smoking bans in schools and DepEd offices; ban on the sale of tobacco products in and within the 100-meter perimeter of schools and the prohibition to sell or distribute
Philippines Department of Education (ph)
added Jul 29, 2016 16:38
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Minjoo Party leader slams tax hike on cigarettes

urged the government to roll back a tax increase on cigarettes, criticizing the measure as a veiled attempt to collect more money by exploiting health concerns. The Minjoo Party of Korea’s chairman Rep. Kim Chong-in called for the “readjustment” of the
Korea Herald (kr)
added Jul 27, 2016 14:28
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] RI needs to learn from Uruguay’s int’l tobacco lawsuit

Uruguay’s victory also showed that a country protecting the health of its citizens takes priority over a tobacco company’s trading rights...Yet, Indonesia in teaming up with Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Ukraine, is mimicking the behavior of
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jul 26, 2016 13:15
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] 'Questionable Benefit': TPP Under Threat Over 'Corporate Court' Clause

In an annual trade report, the Australian Productivity Commission echoed concerns raised in other TPP signatory states, warning against the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS)... ​saying the court case against Philip Morris had come at a huge cost t
Sputnik (ru)
added Jul 25, 2016 19:18
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] 3 fined total of $28,500 for selling vaporisers online

Two men and a woman were fined a total of $28,500 for selling vaporisers such as electronic cigarettes, said the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) on Wednesday (July 13). The three peddlers were convicted between May and July this year.
Straits Times (sg)
added Jul 13, 2016 14:29
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Cigarette volume surge questions gov't's anti-smoking policy

The government's initiative to help more people go cold turkey through a cigarette price hike has turned out to be in vain, as the number of cigarette packs produced here and imported in the first quarter of this year increased 60 percent year-on-year, d
Korea Times (kr)
added Jul 11, 2016 17:40
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[Asia-pacific] ITA’s day in the sun / TPP TOBACCO CARVEOUT ‘UNFAIR AND UNNECESSARY’

Japan Tobacco International, at the Cato discussion...tobacco companies have not abused investor-state dispute settlement, Ulle argued, saying they have filed only two cases, one of which has been thrown out. That amounts to 0.3 percent of the ISDS caselo
Politico
added Jul 1, 2016 16:34
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[Asia-pacific, Hong Kong, Poland] Harsh words for HK regulators on e-cigs

Hong Kong regulators are again panned for refusing to engage in any sort of discussion on e-cigarettes as the global vaping community meets in Warsaw for the third year. An Asian smokers’ rights advocacy group has condemned Undersecretary for Food and He
Harbour Times (hk)
added Jun 23, 2016 18:17
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