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[Asia-pacific] BHARGAVA: Get Indonesians to Hold Pens, Not Cigarettes

This month, H.M. Sampoerna made its debut as part of the Indonesian benchmark index: LQ45... The success of Sampoerna as well as the other giant – Gudang Garam – is not surprising....Indonesia is a paradise in the eyes of tobacco producers
Jakarta Globe (id)
added Feb 18, 2016 15:16

[Asia-pacific] The TPP Tobacco Carveout Is Not A Slippery Slope ($$)

makes it very likely that any tobacco company effort to bring suit under the TPP ISDS provisions will be quickly dismissed. This novel clause has been applauded in public interest circles but has drawn criticism from business interests and legal commenta
added Feb 17, 2016 17:55

[Asia-pacific, China, Korea - South] Chinese tourist problem goes up in smoke

Although smoking is prohibited in the Myeongdong shopping district and at historic palaces including Gyeongbokgung and Deoksugung, many tourists did not heed the bans. "Old palaces are non-smoking areas because they are extremely fire prone, but it is n
Korea Times (kr)
added Feb 16, 2016 13:29

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Graphic health warning to take effect next month

More smokers are likely to quit their dangerous habit once the law requiring cigarette manufacturers to place graphic health warnings on cigarette packs takes effect in March. The tobacco industry earlier threatened to stop the implementation of the Grap
Philippine Star (ph)
added Feb 16, 2016 12:48

[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Subway stations set to have smoking booths

Smoking booths are expected to be allowed near subway station exits in Seoul, following a revision to a related ordinance. Seoul city councilors Choi Pan-sul and Kim Hea-rean said Monday that they proposed the revision in order to remove the clause that
Korea Times (kr)
added Feb 15, 2016 20:45

[Asia-pacific, Guam, Micronesia] Bar owners face $3000 fine if smoking allowed

Bar owners have just under a year to implement a no-smoking policy in their establishments as Public Law 33-121 will take effect Jan. 1, 2017. The legislation, which lapsed into law on Feb. 4, will, among other provisions, prohibit smoking in establishmen (gu)
added Feb 9, 2016 19:40

[Asia-pacific, Australia] TIENHAARA: The dismissal of a case against plain cigarette packaging is good news for taxpayers

the ISDS case remains under the wraps of a confidentiality order, it appears that Australia was able to convince the tribunal that Philip Morris should not be permitted to plead the merits of its case because it engaged in "treaty shopping".
Canberra (ACT) Times (au)
added Feb 2, 2016 14:26

[Asia-pacific] Anti-smoking groups come to Obama’s aid on trade deal

Public health groups are pressing Democrats... Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and other groups are backing the deal because of language that carves out tobacco companies from using the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s dispute settlement system.
The Hill
added Feb 1, 2016 21:17

[Asia-pacific, Thailand] Labour practices a big inducement for Thai tobacco growers

She added that tobacco farming was more profitable than growing rice. More importantly labour protection was highly emphasised in the community, especially child labour prevention. Children under 13 cannot take part in any kind of work, even if they are a
The Nation (th)
added Jan 30, 2016 22:47

[Asia-pacific] E-Cigarette Awareness, Perceptions and Use among Community-Recruited Smokers in Hong Kong

who intended to quit, awareness of e-cigarettes was high, but most did not perceive e-cigarettes as effective in quitting. Correlates concerning e-cigarette perceptions and use will help to inform prospective studies, public education and policy on contro
PLoS (Public Library of Science)
added Jan 26, 2016 17:41
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