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[Asia-pacific] Olympic embarrassment: Japan falls way short in banning public smoking ahead of 2020 Games

The government’s recently unveiled anti-smoking plan has sparked an outcry from lung cancer patients and other activists because it leaves a gaping loophole that basically allows customers in restaurants and bars to continue lighting up. The plan releas
Japan Times (jp)
added Feb 6, 2018 17:47
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Parliament: Govt studying whether to expand smoke-free zones beyond Orchard Road

More areas could be turned into smoke-free zones in the Government's drive to snuff out smoking in all public areas...Khor told Parliament on Tuesday (Feb 6) that her ministry is exploring the feasibility of doing this by studying the effectiveness of des
Straits Times (sg)
added Feb 6, 2018 16:42
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Public feedback sought on tobacco packaging

The Ministry of Health (MOH) is seeking public feedback on the standardised packaging of tobacco products, including increasing the size of graphic health warnings by 25 per cent, in a six-week consultation exercise beginning today. In a statement yeste
Straits Times (sg)
added Feb 5, 2018 23:26
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[Asia-pacific] New rules in Japan take aim at heated tobacco

Japanese regulators are preparing to expand the scope of their rules against passive smoking, this time targeting heated tobacco products. This is casting a shadow over the fate of the products, which have managed to increase their share of the tobacco ma
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Feb 5, 2018 16:45
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] PH vapers hail US FDA paper on nicotine

Vapers in the Philippines hailed a recent policy paper from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stating that nicotine, although not totally risk-free, was not directly responsible for fatal lung and heart diseases. In a recently published paper, t
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Feb 14, 2018 16:54
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] MOH seeks public feedback on standardised tobacco packaging with bigger graphic health warnings

The Ministry of Health (MOH) will be seeking public feedback on the standardised packaging of tobacco products, including increasing the size of graphic health warnings by 25 per cent, in a six-week consultation exercise from Monday (Feb 5).
Straits Times (sg)
added Feb 4, 2018 19:04
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] NVAP reiterates that private firms are not compelled to provide DSAs

With the signing of Executive Order no. 26 eight months ago, anti-smoking advocacy group New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) reiterated that private firms are not compelled to provide designated smoking areas (DSAs) in their premises.
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Feb 4, 2018 16:34
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Enlarged graphic warnings for tobacco products under new MOH proposal

All tobacco products in Singapore may soon have enlarged graphic health warnings which could cover 75 per cent of the packaging, under a proposal by the Ministry of Health (MOH). In a press statement on Sunday (Feb 4), the MOH said it will be conducting
TODAYonline (sg)
added Feb 4, 2018 16:27
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Prince charmless reeks of vodka and cigarettes

Cute Jock mindlessly chain-smoked all throughout a recent event. CJ couldn’t care less that nonsmokers in the vicinity were bothered. CJ obviously didn’t give a hoot about the ill effects of secondhand smoke, either. Worse, one of the guests seated near
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Feb 3, 2018 23:53
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] KT&G sees record high of W1.48tr in overseas sales

KT&G said Thursday that it saw a record high of 1.48 trillion won ($1.3 billion) of overseas sales last year. The company said it broke its previous record of 941.4 billion won of overseas sales in 2016, measured by sales from exports and overseas corpo
Korea Herald (kr)
added Feb 1, 2018 18:46
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