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[Asia-pacific] Politics is faster, more effective in Japan's capital, new governor says

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike...said she plans to introduce an anti-smoking ban in the Japanese capital before the 2020 Olympics. Efforts for a national ban on smoking in public died in parliament this year, opposed by many pro-smoking politicians in the L
Reuters
added Aug 7, 2017 12:09
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] PESEK: The LDP’s tobacco addiction tells a much bigger story

Tokyo is as hooked on the ¥2 trillion of tax revenues tobacco adds to state coffers annually as smokers are to nicotine. The LDP is so addicted to tobacco cash that 90 percent of members oppose an indoor smoking ban. The LDP championing cigarettes is emb
Japan Times (jp)
added Aug 7, 2017 12:06
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Cigarette sales down as shops comply with product display ban

Three days after the display of tobacco products was banned in shops, retailers are saying that cigarette sales have gone down, with some who took earlier measures reporting a drop of up to 30 per cent. Smokers said that they have not been personally aff
TODAYonline (sg)
added Aug 4, 2017 12:48
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[Asia-pacific] Japan Tobacco lifts 2017 profit outlook by $45m

Japan Tobacco on Wednesday upgraded its forecast for operating profit in the year ending December by 5 billion yen ($45.3 million) to reflect an updated foreign exchange outlook and greater royalty income from an HIV drug. The company, also known as JT,
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Aug 7, 2017 19:58
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[Asia-pacific] Cigarette Manufacturers Indonesia Experience Tough Times

Indonesian tobacco manufacturers continue to face big challenges this year amid fierce competition for market share and rising taxes (as well as other government measures that have been implemented with the aim to curb cigarette consumption, for example
Tobacco China (cn) 烟草在线
added Aug 4, 2017 18:23
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] LETTER: Clear roadmap needed on journey to becoming smoke-free

In contrast, Hong Kong's daily smoking rate among those aged 15 and above has already been brought down to 10.5 per cent, as of 2015, an all-time low. Much of Hong Kong's success can be credited to the tireless efforts of champion anti-tobacco advocate
Straits Times (sg)
added Aug 3, 2017 13:56
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Village chief expresses support to smoking ban

A village chairman in this city has expressed support to the nationwide smoking ban which took effect last July 23 by providing several prohibited acts to business owners and managers. Rodelio Mamac, chairman of Balibago village, aired during a forum last
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added Aug 7, 2017 19:54
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Tobacco tax revenue to reach W3tr in 2017

Revenue from taxes levied on cigarettes is forecast to reach 3 trillion won ($2.8 billion) for the first time ever this year, government data showed Wednesday. Starting in January 2015, South Korea jacked up the price of cigarettes by 80 percent from 2,
Korea Herald (kr)
added Aug 7, 2017 17:52
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Retailers see dip in sales of cigarettes after display ban

after the owner placed an opaque sheet over the cigarette boxes on sale two weeks ago, sales dropped by up to 50 per cent. Faced with the prospect of falling profits, Mr Jonathan Poh, 42, who helps his parents run the coffee shop, is thinking of ending t
The New Paper Online (sg)
added Aug 2, 2017 14:47
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] LETTER: Against the call to ban smoking

the views of some local coffeeshop operators featured in The Star article “Call to ban smoking at eateries” on July 27 do not represent the stand of the Malaysia-Singapore Coffeeshop Proprietors’ General Association (MSCAPGA). MSCAPGA represents more tha
The Star (my)
added Aug 2, 2017 14:43
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