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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] LETTER: No effective recourse from neighbours' second-hand cigarette smoke

Just as a wife who is bashed daily by her abusive husband needs protection from domestic violence before she succumbs to long-term physical injury, non-smokers need protection and a way out from their neighbours who smoke.
TODAYonline (sg)
added Sep 21, 2018 13:45
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Cigarette sales down 1.1% on campaign, higher prices

Sales of cigarettes in South Korea declined 1.1 percent in the first eight months of 2018 from a year earlier due to a government-led anti-smoking campaign and higher prices, data showed Wednesday. South Korean smokers purchased 2.31 billion 20-ciga
Korea Herald (kr)
added Sep 20, 2018 17:14
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Smoking caused 2 trillion yen in damage in fiscal 2015: study

mainly in the form of treating cancer and other tobacco-related conditions, a health ministry survey showed. “Tobacco has various effects not only on people’s health but also all aspects of society,” said Ataru Igarashi, an associate professor of medical
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Sep 19, 2018 17:22
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Dangers of second-hand smoke ($$)

Dr Madeleine Chew, a general practitioner at MW Medical, told The Sunday Times that second-hand smoke can be dangerous for infants. It can trigger a host of diseases and harmful conditions including asthma attacks, ear infections, bronchitis, pneumonia,
Straits Times (sg)
added Sep 17, 2018 19:35
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Tobacco threatens youth: Ministers

Senior government officials opened an international conference on tobacco control on the resort island of Bali on Thursday with the message that Indonesia must reduce its tobacco consumption to protect its younger generations.
Jakarta Post (id)
added Sep 19, 2018 20:24
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[Asia-pacific, China] She took on the tobacco industry, and taught a city about sex: a Hong Kong doctor’s life

For 50 years, Dr Judith Mackay was one of Big Tobacco’s biggest enemies, and her battle to curb smoking had a major impact across the globe. She looks back on that and much else besides, including raising a family
South China Morning Post
added Sep 15, 2018 04:08
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] LETTER: Non-smokers will live longer with smoking ban on alfresco eateries

our support for the announcement by Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye of the ministry’s move to gazette alfresco restaurants as no-smoking...THIS LETTER IS SIGNED BY 30 MALAYSIAN MEDICAL ORGANISATIONS
New Straits Times (my)
added Sep 13, 2018 16:46
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] S’pore can learn a bit about smoking etiquette from Japan

Japan still lags behind other developed countries on anti-smoking regulations, but they are polite... Japan Tobacco also tries to encourage smokers to be considerate to non-smokers by launching a ‘Smoking Manners’ campaign some 30 years ago.
Mothership.sg (sg)
added Sep 13, 2018 16:48
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Group hails smoking ban at open-air eateries

A smoking ban at open-air eateries in the country will help reduce the adverse impact of secondhand smoke and will help improve the wellbeing of Malay­sians, says a group of local medical-related organisations. “There is no greater modifiable risk factor
The Star (my)
added Sep 12, 2018 00:53
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] LETTER: Consider rule to ban smoking in one's apartment

I am a Housing Board flat resident who suffers from the effects of second-hand smoke from inconsiderate neighbours living below. Numerous attempts to resolve the problem have failed.
Straits Times (sg)
added Sep 12, 2018 00:53
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