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[Asia, Asia-pacific] Implementation of tobacco control policies in WHO SEARO member countries to be evaluated

Regional director for WHO SEARO, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, in the press release, said gathering high-quality information on tobacco usage and policy implementation is critical for governments to promote health, save health care costs and identify tobacc
Kuensel Online (bt)
added Jul 24, 2017 17:19
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[Asia-pacific] Smoking threatens Thailand’s sustainability, says health foundation

Smoking costs Thailand nearly Bt75 billion a year, according to an estimate released by the Thai Health Promotion Foundation on Monday. “The figures are equivalent to 0.78 per cent of the country’s gross domestic products,” the foundation’s deputy manag
The Nation (th)
added Jul 24, 2017 16:16
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] SUPNAD: Gov’t continues to collect billions of taxes from tobacco industry but bans smoking

With the affordability of cigarette in the Philippines, everyone can really purchase it because its sale per stick is allowed or the so-called retail. In fact, even minors can readily purchase cigarettes in retail out of their baon. Even those who belong
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Jul 24, 2017 17:19
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] LGUs asked to lead in anti-smoking ban

An anti-smoking advocate is asking the country’s local government units (LGUs) to come up with their respective ordinances for the full enforcement of Executive Order No. 26 which calls for a nationwide smoking ban in public places. Emer Rojas, preside
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Jul 23, 2017 19:57
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[Asia-pacific] Majority of Japan’s governors back stronger steps against passive smoking: survey

Over 70 percent of Japan’s 47 governors think tougher measures are needed to reduce passive smoking, but less than half support the government’s proposal to basically ban indoor smoking at restaurants, a Kyodo News survey shows. The results of the surve
Japan Times (jp)
added Jul 23, 2017 15:22
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[Asia-pacific] Japan Tobacco nears final deal for Philippines' Mighty

The deal would be JT's third-largest in the cigarette business in the past decade, trailing only the more than 2 trillion yen ($18 billion) purchase of British-based Gallaher Group and the acquisition of non-U.S. rights to a Reynolds American brand for a
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Jul 22, 2017 21:00
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Taguig, Makati intensify no smoking campaign

The local governments of Taguig and Makati cities have intensified their campaign against smoking in line with the implementation of the National Smoking Ban beginning July 22 (Saturday), a move that aims to ensure a smoke-free environment and harness a h
PHILIPPINE INFORMATION AGENCY (ph)
added Jul 24, 2017 22:03
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Police vows to strictly enforce EO 26

Smokers across Central Visayas will have to take the smoking ban seriously as police authorities in the region intend to fully implement the President’s new order beginning tomorrow (Sunday), July 23. Police Regional Office (PRO-7) director Chief Supt.
Cebu Daily News (ph)
added Jul 21, 2017 23:31
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Price of IQOS HEETS may go up

The price of Phillip Morris's IQOS HEETS may rise here, following the government's decision to impose a higher tax on heat-not-burn (HNB) cigarettes. This move will also weigh on [BAT], given the firm also plans to launch its HNB glo cigarettes Aug. 10.
Korea Times (kr)
added Jul 21, 2017 17:44
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[Asia-pacific] Malaysia-Asean countries cooperate towards becoming smoke-free by 2045

Malaysia is expected to achieve the target of becoming a smoke-free nation by 2045 following strategic implementation of anti-smoking initiatives boosted through joint cooperation with other Asean countries. Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yah
Malay Mail (my)
added Jul 28, 2017 14:37
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