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[Asia-pacific] A TOBACCO-FREE 2020 OLYMPICS ... OR IS JAPAN BLOWING SMOKE?

Unsurprisingly, Sakuta favours a ban on smoking in all public buildings “with no exceptions”. However, opponents of such a move point out that smoking is already forbidden on the streets of Tokyo and some other cities, meaning regulations on puffing insi
South China Morning Post
added Jun 19, 2017 20:30
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Female smokers rise to 35.8% in 2016

Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS), 34 percent of every 100 individuals in the city are said to be smokers which is way above the national average of 23 percent. The number of women smokers in the city continue to rise, from the 20.4 percent recorded in 2
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added Jun 16, 2017 21:47
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Mt. Province observes World No Tobacco Day

BONTOC, Mountain Province – Officials led the campaign on urging the smokers to quit or stop from smoking during the observance of the World No Tobacco Day last May 31. With this year’s, “Tobacco - a threat to development”, employees from national governm
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added Jun 3, 2017 16:10
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Gov't stubs out hopes of secondhand smoke bill passage this Diet session

An ongoing clash between the health ministry and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has extinguished hopes a bill to strengthen anti-secondhand smoke measures will be passed during the current Diet session as planned, government and opposition sou
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Jun 3, 2017 11:36
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Smoking versus vaping: which one is more harmful?

A: When it comes to the debate of smoking versus vaping, the one that wins is often just the lesser of two evils. Vaping involves the inhalation of vapourized e-cigarette liquid which consists of water, nicotine, a base of propylene glycol or vegetable
AsiaOne (sg)
added May 31, 2017 15:22
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[Asia-pacific] Philippines' Duterte gets tough on tobacco with ban on smoking in public

Duterte has signed an executive order banning smoking in public across the second-most populous country in Southeast Asia...covers both indoor and outdoor smoking, presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said on Thursday. It also covers existing bans on t
Reuters
added May 18, 2017 16:09
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Proper regulation of e-cigs seen to prevent sickness, deaths

Dr. Konstantinos E. Farsalinos, research fellow at the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center and University of Patras in Greece, urged the government to create a regulatory framework for e-cigarettes that is reasonable, proportionate and realistic. “It must be
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Apr 26, 2017 16:39
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[Asia-pacific, China, Philippines] Alibaba removes fake stamp ads

Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba removed the online listings that advertise the sale of fake cigarette stamps, in response to a request from Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III. Alibaba in a statement assured the Philippine government that it would
Manila Standard (ph)
added Apr 17, 2017 18:05
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Who wants to eat with diners who smoke, asks WHO official

A key World Health Organization official visiting Tokyo to press for a smoking ban in all public places said it is unthinkable in other countries to eat in a restaurant where diners were smoking. Douglas Bettcher, WHO director of the Department for Prev
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Apr 10, 2017 15:04
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Govt to table new law to combat contraband cigarettes

Ghani said the government has and is incurring heavy losses in cigarette excise duty collection due to demand for contraband cigarettes. "The influx of contraband cigarettes has almost reached 50% of the cigarette approved by the government," he said, ad
Sun Daily (my)
added Apr 4, 2017 11:29
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