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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] LOOK: New graphic health warnings on tobacco products starting 2018

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says the law mandates changing the templates every two years because smokers eventually become 'immune' to the graphic health warnings
Rappler (ph)
added Mar 10, 2018 15:50

[Asia-pacific] US charity hails Vietnam for trying to stub out tobacco use

Vietnam’s health ministry received global recognition on Wednesday for its efforts to end the use of tobacco, which is killing millions of people worldwide every year. The ministry was among six winners of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards for Global
added Mar 8, 2018 15:08

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] DOH told to ensure cigarette packs have new graphic warnings

Tobacco control advocates have called on the Department of Health (DOH) to ensure that tobacco products would be showing new graphic health warnings on the negative effects of smoking by March 3. The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (Seatca) and
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Mar 5, 2018 16:22
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Health group reminder: Put new graphic warnings on tobacco packaging

Health advocates reminded the Department of Health (DOH) to ensure that the new graphic health warnings (GHW), showing the harmful effects of smoking, should appear on all tobacco packaging. The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (Seatca) said that
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Mar 3, 2018 17:22

[Asia-pacific] Are cigarettes too affordable for China’s young people?

China can keep children from smoking by raising tobacco taxes continuously to maintain a minimum per-packet retail price of 20 yuan (HK$24.62, US$3.15), according to a survey by the University of International Business and Economics.
South China Morning Post
added Mar 2, 2018 18:06

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines] Big Tobacco’s smoke and mirrors in Asean

Even when bolstered by the support of the Bloomberg Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, strong tobacco control remains elusive in the region. The main reason is the tobacco industry, which has proved to be a tenacious bully when it come
Asian (Hybrid News Ltd)
added Mar 2, 2018 00:18

[Asia-pacific] LETTER: Will e-cigarettes see Hong Kong side with science or fearmongering on tobacco use?

Policymakers elsewhere should be mindful that rejection of reduced health risk because of inadequate evidence does not automatically prove that the product is as harmful as traditional cigarettes. Unfortunately, the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health
South China Morning Post
added Feb 28, 2018 17:40

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Why smoking on flights is banned

A sad reminder came from Varig Flight 820, which made an emergency landing in France in 1973 as a result of smoke inside the cabin, triggered by a fire in one of the lavatories. It resulted in 123 deaths, with only 11 survivors. The suspected cause was a
Jakarta Post (id)
added Feb 28, 2018 17:14

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Citilink passenger removed from flight for smoking

A passenger was removed from a Citilink flight on Sunday for smoking while boarding the aircraft as it was refueling, the budget carrier stated...The Citilink crew were alarmed upon seeing the passenger, who continued smoking while climbing the aircraft
Jakarta Post (id)
added Feb 28, 2018 17:14

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Luczon: Burning questions in tobacco control

despite all this, its implementation remains a challenge. Even the owner of that store in Cogon still sells cigarette sticks and even in cases. This is a reality that is still lamented by the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Alliance Philippines, A
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added Mar 1, 2018 17:59
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