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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Government loses RM2.5b tax revenue due to illicit cigarette trade, assemblyman sa

The illegal cigarette trade is causing the government to lose about RM2.5 billion in tax revenue last year, National Kenaf and Tobacco Board chairman Datuk Mohd Adhan Kechik said....based on information received from tobacco industry players.
Malay Mail (my)
added Jun 17, 2016 20:56
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Smoking ban in parks catches some by surprise

A ban on smoking in parks at public housing estates that came into force on Wednesday was still news to some smokers yesterday... A 58-year-old worker in a fruit stall said he had lost track of where he could smoke. "It's very confusing, we can't smoke h
Straits Times (sg)
added Jun 4, 2016 01:04
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[Asia-pacific] Things to know about Singapore's extended smoking ban on June 1

The latest smoking ban applies to reservoirs, parks under JTC Corporation, parks in public housing estates managed by town councils, and parks in private housing estates under NParks. NEA said that 'No Smoking' signages will be installed at the newly pr
AsiaOne (sg)
added Jun 1, 2016 20:05
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Anti-smoking group urges Duterte to adopt plain-packed cigarettes

AN ANTI-SMOKING group called Monday on incoming president Rodrigo Duterte to back the international push for the adoption of plain and standardized packaging of tobacco products. In a statement, New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) president Em
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added May 30, 2016 15:02
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[Asia-pacific] Smoking lounges on Macau casino floors approved by legislative committee

The smoking lounges were approved by a majority of the Macau Legislative Assembly working committee, which voted to keep them on casino main floors, rather than the total ban on smoking that the government proposed, according to GGRAsia. The committee al
World Casino News
added May 29, 2016 15:22
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[Asia-pacific] SEATCA Tobacco Industry Interference Index: a tool for measuring implementation of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control [FREE FULL TEXT]

This Tobacco Industry Interference Index, based on the WHO FCTC Article 5.3 Guidelines, is a useful advocacy tool for identifying both progress and gaps in national efforts at implementing WHO FCTC Article 5.3.
Tobacco Control
added May 28, 2016 19:17
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[Asia-pacific] MP: Malaysia has made 'u-turn' on introducing plain packaging for tobacco products

Malaysia has changed its mind on introducing generic plain packaging for tobacco products after succumbing to the pressure of the tobacco industry and lobby groups, a lawmaker claimed today.
The Edge (my)
added May 26, 2016 14:04
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] Smoke-free Philippines eyed

THE Davao City Anti-Smoking Task Force is looking forward to see a smoke-free Philippines now that there are plans to replicate some of the city's ordinances in the entire country. Anti-Smoking Task Force chairperson Doctor Domielyn Villareiz, during Thu
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added May 19, 2016 23:30
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] 989 fines issued in anti-smoking ops

Premise owners responsible for not displaying no-smoking sign and selling cigarettes to minors.
BERNAMA (Malaysian National News Agency) (my)
added May 19, 2016 03:26
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Food outlets should stop cigarette retail business as food handlers — MCTC

Malaysia and Singapore coffee shop owners hit back at Malaysia Council for Tobacco Control (MCTC) on May 11 2016 in Malay Mail Online we wish to reiterate that there were no studies to prove BAT's claim that illegal cigarette trade increased due to the
Malay Mail (my)
added May 17, 2016 16:20
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