Sort by: Date added | Date Published | Most Viewed

Headlines Tagged with Asia-pacific 2,272 headlines found


[Asia-pacific] British American Tobacco Named as a Top Employer in Asia Pacific

David Plink, CEO of the Top Employers Institute, said: “British American Tobacco belongs to a very exclusive global community of Top Employers and it’s continuously showing great achievements. In 2017 it was certified – for the seventh consecutive year -
Business Wire
added Dec 13, 2017 13:59

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] LGUs reminded to strictly enforce smoking ban

With the abundance of merriment and parties this yuletide season, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) reminded the local government units (LGUs) to strictly enforce the smoking ban in government offices, schools, hospitals and othe
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Dec 12, 2017 01:06

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Health advocates flood social media to oppose ‘measly’ P5 hike in tobacco tax in bicam

Health advocates have flooded the twitter and social media accounts of members of the bicameral committee deliberating on tax reform to oppose the increase of tobacco tax rate by a rate they deem measly – P5 pesos per pack, reportedly proposed by Marikina (TV 5) (ph)
added Dec 12, 2017 01:04

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Labor, farmers appeal to bicam on tobacco excise tax

The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), PhilTobacco Growers Association (PTGA) and the Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) expressed their opposition to raise anew the tobacco excise tax, citing the significant reduction in production and huge j
Philippine Star (ph)
added Dec 11, 2017 12:34


Companies in the US may have been forced to come clean about the dangers of cigarettes, but in Southeast Asia lobby groups are paid to stifle attempts to enlighten the public
South China Morning Post
added Dec 10, 2017 19:47

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Tobacco tax to cover public healthcare deficit: Ministry

Finance Deputy Minister Mardiasmo has said the government would start setting aside revenues from the tobacco excise duty next year to fund the Healthcare and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan), which has suffered a deficit since the program kicked
Jakarta Post (id)
added Dec 8, 2017 22:39

[Asia-pacific, Japan] LETTER: Pushback against smoking ban was pitiful

Japan must catch up with the rest of the world to protect the health of its people. We are appalled to read the recent decision by policymakers in the Nov. 17 story “After LDP resistance, health ministry waters down planned smoking rules at eateries and
Japan Times (jp)
added Dec 8, 2017 09:46

[Asia-pacific] How Smoking Becomes So Cool in Indonesia

This child grows up watching his father smoking and may unconsciously perceive that smoking is cool because the father does it everyday. There is a high chance that the child, especially if he is a boy, be interested to taste that cigarette. Despite the
Global Indonesian Voices (sg)
added Dec 7, 2017 13:27

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] REYES: Don’t be a drag / On smoking and its preventive measures

Since 1990, the Philippines has 35 percent smokers among men that has not changed... While our current government provides programs and regulations on smoking, it will be a while before we can say that these have been effective. But change always starts a
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Dec 5, 2017 03:01

[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] “Korea should adopt plain packaging to lower smoking rate"

Kerstin Schotte, a medical officer at WHO’s Department of Prevention of Non-communicable Diseases speaks at a global forum on tobacco control held in Conrad Seoul on Friday. Korea Health Promotion Institute
Korea Herald (kr)
added Dec 4, 2017 15:27
Sign up for daily headlines All Headlines Featured Headlines U.S. Headlines International Headlines