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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] EDITORIAL: The truth about tobacco

failure to sign on will increasingly convince the world that Indonesia under President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s leadership intends to continue its dependence on tobacco as a leading source of revenue — while cigarette packets cost little over US$1 and giant
Jakarta Post (id)
added Nov 29, 2017 15:28
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Tobacco products too accessible in PH – Ubial

“In the Philippines, it’s less than a dollar (P50); in other countries, like in Singapore, it is $9, in Australia, its $15… We still have one of the lowest tobacco prices in the entire region,” she disclosed. Due to the affordable price, it is difficul
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Nov 22, 2017 04:54
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[Asia-pacific] Singapore’s calibrated approach to e-cigarettes and raising legal age for smoking

The recent Parliamentary debate regarding the smoking Bill raised two interesting issues. First, why is Singapore opting to progressively roll out the minimum legal 21-year age limit...Next, should we consider offering electronic nicotine delivery systems
TODAYonline (sg)
added Nov 21, 2017 13:00
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[Asia-pacific, India, Philippines] Self-regulation, dialogs keys in vaping industry

Self-regulation, adherence to high manufacturing standards and quality of imported products are key factors in the success of the e-cigarette industry in the Philippines, representatives of the Philippine vaping community told their counterparts in New D
Manila Standard (ph)
added Nov 18, 2017 03:06
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] Social Watch PH seeks unitary hike of tobacco sin tax at maximum level

Social Watch Philippines urged the Philippine Senate on Wednesday to approve legislation for a unitary increase of tobacco sin tax at the maximum level. This, said SWP, should be a deliberate action to curb smoking especially among the youth, decrease hea
InterAksyon.com (TV 5) (ph)
added Nov 11, 2017 21:01
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[Asia-pacific, Taiwan] Draft amendment aims to strengthen e-cigarette ban

government is planning to impose a more stringent ban on electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and enlarge health warning graphics on cigarette packets. Lawmakers and Cabinet officials at a coordination meeting between the Executive Yuan and the Democrati
Taipei Times (tw)
added Nov 6, 2017 15:29
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Farmers urge govt to control tobacco import

The Indonesian Tobacco Farmers Association (APTI) has called on the government to control the importation of tobacco to protect local farmers who have been heavily affected by the influx of imported tobacco. APTI chairman Agus Parmuji and the associatio
Jakarta Post (id)
added Nov 1, 2017 02:37
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[Asia-pacific, Thailand] Smoking ban on popular Thai beaches

“These beaches are among the most beautiful in Southeast Asia, and the aim is to keep them that way.“People who do smoke need not worry, as they will still be accommodated. The new smoking ban on Thai beaches is aimed at maintaining a clean and safe envir
The Nation (th)
added Oct 19, 2017 20:49
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Over 30% of lung cancer patients were exposed to secondhand smoke at workplace: survey

Over 30 percent of lung cancer patients in Japan who have jobs had been exposed to passive smoking at their workplaces, underscoring the need for legal action to reduce the risk at offices and public places, according to a patient support group. The Japa
Japan Times (jp)
added Oct 19, 2017 15:31
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] LETTER: Use science to inform public policy in matter of e-cigarettes, heat-not-burn devices

Seng said that “emerging tobacco products such as e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn cigarettes… are no less harmful than cigarettes”. There are now credible, rigorous, published, peer-reviewed scientific studies that indicate that heat-not-burn devices (HNB
TODAYonline (sg)
added Oct 11, 2017 15:43
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