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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Consumer groups laud moves to curb smoking

It’s a big thumbs up from consumer groups to the government’s decision to raise cigarette prices and ban smoking at all open-air restaurants. Fomca senior vice-president Datuk Korisatan Karuppiah said these initiatives were “long overdue”. “This is the
The Star (my)
added Oct 19, 2018 03:46
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines, UK] Government urged to follow U.K. tobacco control model

LOCAL vaping groups are calling on the adoption of the same approach in tackling tobacco use in the United Kingdom, wherein the Parliament’s report urges the government to relax regulations on electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes).
Business Mirror (ph)
added Oct 19, 2018 02:15
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[Asia-pacific, China] Hong Kong’s ban on e-cigarettes is absurd. If vaping is as bad as smoking, why hasn’t tobacco been outlawed?

Stephen Vines says the new ban is based on flawed arguments. Young people are also at risk from carbohydrates, trans fats and fast food, so is the Carrie Lam administration going to intervene in all these markets, too?
South China Morning Post
added Oct 17, 2018 10:26
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] DAVIDSON: Why Thailand risks getting its fingers burned in combating rise in smoking

A better solution for Thailand would be to emulate Japan’s emphasis on education, teaching children from early age of the dangers of smoking....it should not follow the fashionable, but failed, plain packaging policies of Australia, France and the UK.
The Nation (th)
added Oct 16, 2018 20:27
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Cigarette prices going up

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. He said the price increase was in line with the recent Sales and Service Tax (SST) implementation on Sept 1. "The SST will cause the prices of all tobacco products to increase.
The Star (my)
added Oct 16, 2018 17:52
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] CAP: Ban smoking once and for all

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) has demanded that the government ban smoking at eateries completely in accordance with its original intention.
New Straits Times (my)
added Oct 15, 2018 22:50
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Prefect assaulted after complaining about students smoking in school

A 16-year-old student from a secondary school here has told police that he was beaten by a group of juveniles near the school’s hostel hall last Thursday (Oct 11). The Form Four student was walking alone towards an open space at the school compound at ab
Malay Mail (my)
added Oct 19, 2018 02:08
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[Asia-pacific, Japan, Korea - South] Rolling tobacco in Joseon

When the American journalist, Frank Carpenter, visited Seoul in 1888, he wrote..."All Corean women smoke and the majority of them smoke pipes." ... American cigarettes were used exclusively at the palace, where large quantities were consumed making them
Korea Times (kr)
added Oct 14, 2018 14:22
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[Asia-pacific, China] LETTER: Total ban on e-cigarettes and new tobacco products is the healthy way forward for Hong Kong

I see a lot of youngsters who couldn’t be older than secondary students smoking in the street. Strict action should therefore be taken against smoking, no matter whether it is traditional tobacco or e-cigarettes, as there are a lot of detrimental effects
South China Morning Post
added Oct 12, 2018 18:14
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Ministry: Eateries nationwide to be smoke-free from next year

Smoking in all restaurants, coffee shops and hawker centres nationwide will be banned starting next year, even in open-air eateries... “No doubt smokers will say they have the right to smoke, but non-smokers also have the right to enjoy their food without
The Star (my)
added Oct 12, 2018 14:45
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