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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] E-cigarette liquid with nicotine falls under Drugs Act 1952: Health ministry

The E-cigarette liquid containing nicotine is required to be registered under the Control of Drugs and Cosmetics Regulation 1954, and Sale of Drugs Act 1952, said the Health Ministry. Its director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said on his Facebook
New Straits Times (my)
added Nov 9, 2015 21:56

[Asia-pacific] Tobacco-state politicians urged to focus on potential impact of TPP trade agreement

In a recent podcast, Benson discusses the industry's history of using international trade agreements and corporate responsibility campaigns to subvert anti-tobacco health initiatives and continue marketing tobacco in developing countries where demand is
added Nov 5, 2015 17:37

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Vaping association to cooperate with government

The country’s first “vaping” association is extending its cooperation to the government to regulate vaping. Malaysia E-Vaporisers and Tobacco Alternative Association (Mevta) president Allan Foo said the government could come up with standards, rules and r
New Straits Times (my)
added Nov 2, 2015 09:02

[Asia-pacific, Thailand] LETTER: Seeing through the second-hand-smoke haze

it also casts a haze over figures for smoking-related lung cancer, because it is possible that some of those cases were caused by air pollution. And yet we smokers are punished while all of the other polluters go untouched. And do you know why, Eric? Beca
The Nation (th)
added Oct 21, 2015 15:14

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Expert warns about dangers of clove cigarettes

National Commission on Tobacco Control head Priyo Sidipratomo has said that several articles that acknowledged clove cigarettes, locally known as kretek, as Indonesia’s cultural heritage, must be removed from a culture draft bill... “How can we include s
Jakarta Post (id)
added Oct 15, 2015 09:56

[Asia-pacific, Australia, Egypt] PHA: Towards corporate dictatorship

Philip Morris tobacco company is using ISDS.... It affects workers. Similar ISDS provisions are being used... it means that unelected foreign transnational corporations can dictate the policies of democratically elected governments and over-ride the highe
Communist Party of Australia (CPA) (au)
added Oct 13, 2015 10:20

[Asia-pacific] PMI Comments on Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement

The agreement creates a system of fair and equal treatment and then hangs a “Do Not Enter” sign directed to millions of people: responsible farmers, retailers, manufacturers, and suppliers who work and trade in tobacco. For the first time, negotiators ha
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Oct 8, 2015 09:26

[Asia-pacific] Drugs, Cars and Cigarettes: Obama's Tough Fight for Trade Deal

Provisions on drugs, tobacco and farmers may swing votes
Bloomberg News
added Oct 6, 2015 13:34

[Asia-pacific] Tobacco Carve-Out in TPP

health regulations are not likely to be given similar treatment. The necessity of a carve out for tobacco control shows that health laws are extremely vulnerable to corporate abuse of investor-state dispute settlement provisions.
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Oct 6, 2015 12:46

[Asia-pacific] EDITORIAL: President Obama Needs to Make Case for Pacific Trade Deal

Negotiators have offered assurances that tobacco companies will be forbidden from using the investor-protection measures in this agreement to attack public health policies...Done right, an agreement tying these countries together should bolster everyone’s
New York Times
added Oct 6, 2015 10:56
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