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[Asia-pacific, Thailand] Second-hand smoke exposes Thais to health risks

ABOUT 17.3 million Thais are victims of second-hand smoking at home, with a prolonged daily exposure of 30 minutes imposing a greater risk of cardiovascular problems and strokes, Dr Prakit Vathesatogkit, head of Action on Smoking and Health Foundation sa
The Nation (th)
added May 21, 2018 23:47
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] KOON: Food handlers who smoke in kitchens passing on contaminants to consumers?

Firstly, is smoking allowed in commercial kitchens? If not, away from sight, who checks on the workers there? Secondly, what are the authorities such as the National Environment Agency doing with regards to smokers working in the food industry and servi
TODAYonline (sg)
added May 18, 2018 04:38
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[Asia-pacific] Singapore could have its own No Tobacco Day

The theme of this year's World No Tobacco Day, facilitated by the World Health Organisation (WHO), is "Tobacco and heart disease"...Singapore should also consider setting aside one day a week to kickstart a wellness-related effort towards a smoke-less en
TODAYonline (sg)
added May 18, 2018 04:36
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Gov't to mandate graphic warnings on heated tobacco product

Manufacturers of heat-not-burn (HNB) cigarettes, or heated tobacco products, will be required to put graphic warnings about health risks associated with smoking including cancer, similar to warnings all other cigarette manufacturers currently use. Such p
Korea Times (kr)
added May 14, 2018 22:02
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Pictorial smoking warnings to become more graphic from December [PHOTOS]

South Korea will change the graphic warnings on cigarette packs in December, the health ministry said Monday, in the latest move to curb smoking. In 2016, South Korea required tobacco companies to put the pictorial warnings on the upper part of both sid
Korea Times (kr)
added May 14, 2018 13:40
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Gov't to mandate graphic warnings on heated tobacco product

Manufacturers of heated tobacco products will be required to replace warnings on their packages in December following government guidelines. The left photo shows the current warning showing only a needle, which many have criticized as an "unclear and ine
Korea Times (kr)
added May 14, 2018 13:39
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Use of billions in tobacco excise tax unchecked

Four municipalities in the Ilocos region that received the biggest shares from tobacco excise taxes in the past two years have failed to publicly disclose how the funds are being spent, in violation of budget rules, but the national government looks help
Philippine Star (ph)
added May 14, 2018 02:01
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] MOH to explore measures to further discourage smoking, excessive sugar intake

While experts said current measures to deter smoking are laudable, they also suggested other ways to tackle the problem. Dr K Thomas Abraham, adviser to social enterprise Sata CommHealth, suggested increasing the size of health warning labels on cigaret
Straits Times (sg)
added May 12, 2018 16:50
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[Asia-pacific] Customs chief says seizure of black market cigarettes worth HK$2.5 million shows illegal activities in Hong Kong are ‘under control’

said enhanced enforcement had led to a surge in the seizure of untaxed cigarettes. In the department’s latest success, two men were arrested on Wednesday evening after officers stopped them as they were pushing a trolley piled high with boxes containing
South China Morning Post
added May 14, 2018 21:50
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[Asia-pacific] Time for action to stop the deadliest diseases in the Philippines

The Philippines is taking some good steps to prevent NCDs, like taxing tobacco use... Interagency Task Force on NCDs... will visit the Philippines on 7-11 May 2018. They will work with the UN team based in the Philippines, and government authorities for
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added May 9, 2018 14:16
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