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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Smoker slaps woman with baby for asking him stop puffing in no smoking area

A mom with a 7-month-old baby was slapped in the face after she asked a man in 50s to “put out a cigarette” in a no smoking area.... She added that “for adults, you can just hold your nose. But I can’t ask my 7-month-old baby to do the same, can I?”
Korea Herald (kr)
added Aug 8, 2016 16:13
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Vaping data on the way

Two national studies on their use among adults and adolescents are listed on the Health Ministry’s (MoH) Institute for Public Health portal’s list of 2016 projects. The findings of the “Tobacco and E-cigarette Survey among Malaysian Adolescents” and “Pr
The Star (my)
added Aug 7, 2016 22:57
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Using e-cigs to quit smoking?

“More than two-thirds stopped smoking all together. Among the 27% that didn’t quit, the average consumption of cigarettes dropped from 19 to four a day,” Greek cardio­logist Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos said at a recent interview in Kuala Lumpur.
The Star (my)
added Aug 7, 2016 22:55
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Customs Dept: Locally-manufactured cigarettes to carry mandatory duty stamp from Oct 1

All local cigarette manufacturers are required to stick on the cigarette duty stamp on every packets of their cigarettes beginning this October 1. The Royal Malaysian Customs said the transition period for the use of the cigarette duty stamp was carried
Malay Mail (my)
added Aug 5, 2016 20:01
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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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