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[Asia-pacific, Vietnam] Education Ministry prohibits smoking, alcohol drinking in schools

The directive said that tobacco-use is prohibited in premises of university, institute, and education management facilities as well as preschools, senior and junior high schools, IT and language teaching centers.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (vn)
added Dec 23, 2014 21:57

[Asia-pacific] TPPA and tobacco control: threats to APEC countries

Twelve-member countries of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) are negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement...Trade negotiators should expand safeguards to ensure that the TPPA does no harm....exclude (carve out) tobacco control measur
Tobacco Control
added Aug 29, 2014 03:31

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] PH delays graphic warnings on cigarette packs despite law

The tobacco industry is able to convince government that it should be allowed to use up its stocks that don't bear graphic health warnings – until May 2016 / Graphic warnings on Philippine cigarette packets will not appear for almost two years more despi
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Aug 7, 2014 13:37

[Asia, Asia-pacific] It's trendy to smoke shisha in Vietnam

Shisha appeared for the first time in a bar in downtown Saigon more than four years ago. Since then, smoking shisha has become trendy among young people in big cities like Hanoi and HCM City.
Vietnam Net
added Aug 6, 2014 07:26

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco asks gov't to adopt tax stamp scheme

Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corp Inc (PMFTC) said it welcomes the government's success in more than doubling tax collections from tobacco products after the passage of the Sin Tax Reform Law. "However we contend that there are opportunities for billion (TV 5) (ph)
added Jul 31, 2014 13:54

[Asia-pacific, Micronesia] Aiming for a tobacco-free Pacific

The World Health Organisation has launched its Tobacco Free Pacific Campaign in a bid to help the region reduce smoking prevalence to less than 5 percent by 2025.
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added Jul 14, 2014 22:05

[Asia-pacific, New Zealand] RIMMER: Smoke And Mirrors In Trade Disputes Will Harm Public Health and Weaken Tobacco Control

Dr Chan expressed her opposition to the use of investor-state dispute settlement clauses by Big Tobacco ‘to handcuff governments’, particularly in respect of lost profits following the introduction of cigarette packaging designed to reduce smoking. In a
The Establishment Post
added Jun 12, 2014 22:27

[Asia, Asia-pacific] SEATCA FAQ on the Tobacco Carve out

IV. Why should tobacco be treated differently from other products? Tobacco is inherently unique. It is the only consumer product that kills half of its consumers when used according to manufacturers’ instructions. Tobacco is the #1 cause of preventable
Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) (th)
added Dec 10, 2013 13:41

[Asia, Asia-pacific] Philip Morris wins bid to keep larger warnings off cigarettes in Thailand

Tobacco giant Philip Morris has won a temporary victory in its fight to keep larger health warnings off cigarettes for sale in Thailand. The company on Tuesday praised a court's decision to temporarily suspend an Oct. 2 government deadline requiring new
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Aug 27, 2013 09:43

[Asia-pacific, Mid-east, Philippines] POEA warns OFWs on Qatar’s law vs tobacco, cigarette-related items

To overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) bound for Qatar: Don’t even think about bringing cigarettes with you. The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) warned OFWs that Qatar has now banned all tobacco derivatives, equipment and other materia
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Jan 11, 2018 19:58
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