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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Third of lung cancer patients worried about workplace secondhand smoke exposure

Roughly a third of working lung cancer patients are exposed to damage from secondhand smoke via their coworkers, a questionnaire by the Japan Lung Cancer Alliance has found.
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Oct 17, 2017 13:17
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Sharp rise in smuggling and sale of e-cigarettes

From April 2014 to March this year, the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) probed about 15,000 vaporiser cases...It is already illegal to import, distribute or sell e-cigarettes...But it will soon be against the law to use them
Straits Times (sg)
added Oct 15, 2017 15:38
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] DOF expects higher sin tax collection in 2018

The Department of Finance (DOF) expects revenues from the so-called “sin” products would sustain their growth pace next year as the government intensifies its programs against illicit cigarette trade.
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Oct 14, 2017 16:09
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] EDITORIAL: Passive smoking and children

A by-law aimed at protecting children from passive smoking — including in private places like their homes — has been enacted in Tokyo... will help the capital hold the 2020 Olympic Games in a tobacco-free environment — a goal set by both the International
Japan Times (jp)
added Oct 14, 2017 16:06
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[Asia-pacific, Guam, Micronesia] $1 tax hike for pack of cigarettes proposed

The cost of a pack of cigarettes would increase by $1 under legislation introduced yesterday morning by Speaker Benjamin Cruz, who plans to submit the proposal to voters in the General Election next year.
postguam.com (gu)
added Oct 12, 2017 22:37
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[Asia-pacific, Guam, Micronesia] Ban on vaping proposed

A new bill introduced by Speaker Benjamin Cruz wants to expand the ban on smoking in public places to also prohibit the use of electronic smoking devices in the same locations. "Vaping is a choice. Breathing isn't," said Cruz, who introduced Bill 198-34
postguam.com (gu)
added Oct 11, 2017 20:02
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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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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Tobacco-producing LGUs to get P29.5 billion in excise tax shares

The Department of Budget and Management has ordered the release of a total of P29.5 billion to tobacco-producing provinces, cities and towns as part of their share from excise taxes collected in 2011, 2014 and 2015. Local Budget Memorandum No. 76 signed
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:54
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Pacquiao seeks to double tobacco tax rate

The boxer-turned-senator was awarded the first anti-smoking champion belt by the Bawas Bisyo Youth for Sin Tax Movement for filing the measure
Philippine Star (ph)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:52
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Imports of e-cigarettes rose sharply since conventional tobacco tax hike in 2015: data

Industry sources attribute the sharp rise to smokers switching to e-cigarettes which are exempted from higher taxes. The government increased taxes on cigarettes by 2,000 won ($1.70) per pack from Jan. 1, 2015, raising the price to 4,500 won per pack, a
Korea Herald (kr)
added Oct 10, 2017 15:27
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