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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Strong political will required to enforce ban on smoking in public places: Fomca

Strong political will is required from politicians to not be swayed by influences from tobacco companies, if we are serious about stopping people from smoking and vaping in public place, said Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (Fomca) vice pre
Sun Daily (my)
added Aug 13, 2017 02:03
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Cleaner jailed 6 months and 4 weeks for hurting cop; slapping and threatening NEA officer

Despite a "No Smoking" sign just 3m away from him, a cleaner started to smoke as he drank his beer at the void deck of Block 676, Hougang Avenue 8. When two NEA officers approached him about it, he slapped and threatened one of them. And when two police
Straits Times (sg)
added Aug 12, 2017 19:21
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[Asia-pacific] Indian-origin man jailed for six months in Singapore

An Indian-origin man has been sentenced to six months and four weeks in prison by a Singapore court for assaulting and threatening law enforcement officials who summoned him for smoking in a prohibited area.
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Aug 12, 2017 19:20
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Anti-tobacco group chides Olympic minister over smoking areas for Tokyo 2020

The Japan Society for Tobacco Control released a statement on Aug. 10 demanding Shunichi Suzuki, the minister for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, retract a statement about allowing designated smoking areas rather than making the games smoke-free.
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Aug 11, 2017 14:14
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Sugar tax eyed as bargaining chip for fuel tax; ex-DOH chiefs want tobacco included in TRAIN

petitions were signed to urge senators and the government through President Rodrigo Duterte to include cigarette tax in the deliberations on tax reforms. Cabral said tobacco exposes smokers to about 45 life-threatening diseases — stroke, heart attack, lu
InterAksyon.com (TV 5) (ph)
added Aug 10, 2017 16:58
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Government Turns Up Nose at Indoor Smoking

Under the new policy, apartment security will now be given the authority to check apartment suites suspected of generating secondhand smoke when complaints of secondhand smoke are registered by residents. Under the new policy, apartment security will no
Korea Bizwire (kr)
added Aug 11, 2017 02:17
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] BAT challenges PMI in heated tobacco market with Glo

On Thursday, BAT announced through a press conference at The Four Seasons Seoul that it will be opening its first Glo flagship store in the Garosugil shopping district of Seoul on Sunday, kicking off its sales in Korea... Both Glo and IQOS are heated tob
Korea Herald (kr)
added Aug 10, 2017 17:00
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Ex-DoH chiefs call for cigarette tax hike

In a news briefing on Tuesday, petitions were signed to urge senators and President Rodrigo Duterte to include cigarette tax in deliberations on the comprehensive tax reform package. Present during the event were three former Health secretaries, namely
Manila Times (ph)
added Aug 10, 2017 03:35
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[Asia-pacific] Economist warns of healthcare crisis in Malaysia’s future

He added that the problem of smoking needed to be tackled as well, not only for primary smokers but also for those who breathe in secondary or “second-hand” smoke. He said the issue needed to be addressed through taxation. “Our tax on cigarettes is still
FreeMalaysiaToday.com (my)
added Aug 9, 2017 15:15
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Smoking at home faces crackdown

Smokers in collective residences will face a crackdown from early next year after the parliament approved a tough anti-smoking bill to fight secondhand smoke. The bill, drawn up by Rep. Choi Myung-gil of the opposition People's Party of Korea, won appro
Korea Times (kr)
added Aug 9, 2017 15:13
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