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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Anti-smoking group calls for ban on e-cigarettes

“There is a need to ban e-cigarettes even at the local level until there is sufficient evidence that will prove that they are safe for consumers,” said New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) president Emer Rojas in an interview with the media. R
Northbound Philippines News Online (ph)
added May 1, 2018 19:22
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] South Korean Government to Regulate Flavored Cigarettes

The Ministry of Health and Welfare revealed plans on Saturday to implement strong measures that would regulate the flavoring used widely in cigarette products. The Ministry will be working alongside other government arms such as the Ministry of Strategy
Korea Bizwire (kr)
added Apr 30, 2018 20:54
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[Asia-pacific] Rp 1.33b smuggled kretek cigarettes seized, 3 Indonesians nabbed in the Philippines

Morales said the three were arrested two weeks ago for the same offense but managed to post bail and resumed their illegal activities. “We will file a motion preventing them [from posting] bail,” Morales said. He said a manhunt had been launched against
Jakarta Post (id)
added Apr 26, 2018 02:19
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Industry groups demand review of proposed Tokyo ordinance for smoking ban

Restaurant and other industry groups here are fiercely opposing the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's proposed ordinance... On April 24, four industry groups whose members include restaurant and tobacco shop operators filed a petition with Tokyo Gov. Yuriko
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Apr 25, 2018 22:46
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[Asia-pacific, Vietnam] Ministry proposes tobacco tax increase to VNĐ2,000

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Thursday proposed to raise the tax on tobacco at a press conference on tobacco prevention hosted by the Ministry of Information and Communication. According to the proposal, the tax imposed on a pack of cigarettes is expec
Viet Nam News (vn)
added Apr 21, 2018 19:25
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[Asia-pacific, China] Are e-cigarettes all smoke and mirrors? One man’s quest for clean Hong Kong air

Antonio Kwong, chairman of the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health, is worried about a new trend targeted at young people or those who want to quit smoking
South China Morning Post
added Apr 21, 2018 16:06
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Tokyo Gov. Koike to push for smoking ban stricter than government's watered down proposal

As the city gears up for Tokyo Olympics in 2020, Gov. Yuriko Koike presented a draft ordinance that would ban smoking at all bars and restaurants with employees, regardless of size, thereby applying to 84 percent of all such facilities in the capital.
Japan Times (jp)
added Apr 25, 2018 19:53
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[Asia-pacific] VIDEO: Customs boat crash kills cigarette smuggler in southern Vietnam

Caught red handed by the customs in Kien Tuong Town on Tuesday night, a group of smugglers managed to escape by transferring all the cigarettes from their motorbikes to a motorboat and ran away. Two officers subsequently jumped into another boat to chas
VnExpress.net
added Apr 21, 2018 21:01
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[Asia-pacific] BAT Malaysia keen on smokeless device but wants clear laws

Its MD Erik Stoel said a regulatory and fiscal mechanism is mandatory to ensure the tobacco- heating product does not end up in the same legal limbo like vape-based devices. “We are a bit concerned that if we were to introduce this type of products, the
The Malaysian Reserve (my)
added Apr 20, 2018 18:13
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] HSA suspends licences of 10 tobacco retailers for selling cigarettes to minors

They did not ask for any identification to check the buyers’ age, claiming that they were busy or that the minors were older than they were, and were caught by the HSA’s ground surveillance and enforcement activities.
TODAYonline (sg)
added Apr 17, 2018 19:44
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