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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Anti-tobacco group chides Olympic minister over smoking areas for Tokyo 2020

The Japan Society for Tobacco Control released a statement on Aug. 10 demanding Shunichi Suzuki, the minister for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, retract a statement about allowing designated smoking areas rather than making the games smoke-free.
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Aug 11, 2017 14:14
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Smoking at home faces crackdown

Smokers in collective residences will face a crackdown from early next year after the parliament approved a tough anti-smoking bill to fight secondhand smoke. The bill, drawn up by Rep. Choi Myung-gil of the opposition People's Party of Korea, won appro
Korea Times (kr)
added Aug 9, 2017 15:13
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Health Dept identifies schools with highest number of student smokers

TEN schools in Perak have been identified by the State Health Department for having the highest rate of student smokers. State Health Department deputy director for public health Dr B. Venugopalan said the students and schools were identified under a de
The Star (my)
added Aug 2, 2017 14:50
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[Asia-pacific, China, Indonesia, Philippines] PAREDES: Kicking a bad habit

When I was in Bali few years ago, I saw how my artist-friends there seemed to be killing themselves...It will still probably take some time for these countries to make advances in the campaign to make people stop smoking that the Philippines is achieving
Cebu Daily News (ph)
added Jul 29, 2017 18:40
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[Asia-pacific] Majority of Japan’s governors back stronger steps against passive smoking: survey

Over 70 percent of Japan’s 47 governors think tougher measures are needed to reduce passive smoking, but less than half support the government’s proposal to basically ban indoor smoking at restaurants, a Kyodo News survey shows. The results of the surve
Japan Times (jp)
added Jul 23, 2017 15:22
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Police vows to strictly enforce EO 26

Smokers across Central Visayas will have to take the smoking ban seriously as police authorities in the region intend to fully implement the President’s new order beginning tomorrow (Sunday), July 23. Police Regional Office (PRO-7) director Chief Supt.
Cebu Daily News (ph)
added Jul 21, 2017 23:31
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[Asia-pacific] BRIEF-British American Tobacco Malaysia posts qtrly net profit 144.1 million rgt

Reuters
added Jul 20, 2017 18:51
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] NTB farmers pin hopes on tobacco bill for welfare

The West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) administration, along with local tobacco farmers, has expressed hope that a controversial draft bill on the tobacco industry currently under deliberation at the House of Representatives will protect farmers’ welfare. The adm
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jul 18, 2017 02:14
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] DOH plans to ban e-cigarettes in smoke-free areas

The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday is interested in heeding the advisory of the World Health Organization (WHO) to ban electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in all designated indoor smoke-free areas. DOH Secretary Paulyn Ubial said that the health d
Northbound Philippines News Online (ph)
added Jul 10, 2017 14:58
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Graphic imagery and support help them quit

Another thing that helped Mr Adi quit was the graphic imagery showing blackened lungs on cigarette packs. "When they started to put these pictures, it turned me off." Over a couple of years he gradually weaned himself off cigarettes, especially when hi
Straits Times (sg)
added Jul 9, 2017 15:55
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