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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] New smoking rules prompt changes in universities; experts say ban is step in right direction

The latest measures to widen the smoking ban at tertiary institutes will spur schools to do more to discourage smoking, although most are already smoke-free campuses. Experts also reassure that the ban is a productive effort. Students and staff at autono
Straits Times (sg)
added Sep 30, 2017 19:48
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] CSC to tap Ombudsman vs officials too cozy with tobacco industry

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is planning to bring in the Office of the Ombudsman to run after high-level government officials violating the policy on the limited interaction with tobacco companies, CSC Assistant Commissioner Ariel Ronquillo said Fri
InterAksyon.com (TV 5) (ph)
added Sep 30, 2017 01:42
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Physicians tackle immunotherapy treatment for lung cancer patients

Castro called on the people not to hesitate to get themselves checked especially if they have a history in smoking or a family history of having cancer. “If there’s anything I could have done to my father, I had him checked a year earlier, at least mayb
Cebu Daily News (ph)
added Sep 30, 2017 21:37
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] CSC wants bigger Ombudsman role vs tobacco industry interference

THE Civil Service Commission (CSC) on Friday pushed for the inclusion of the Office of the Ombudsman in the effort to protect the government against interference from the tobacco industry. In a press conference launching the Tobacco Industry Interference
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added Sep 30, 2017 01:15
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Smoking ban expanded to unis, private-hire cars

Undergraduates and teachers, along with private-hire car passengers, will find it harder to smoke, under new restrictions taking effect from Sunday. The National Environment Agency (NEA) announced yesterday that smoking will be banned in the outdoor are
Straits Times (sg)
added Sep 27, 2017 16:59
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] RAKSANAGARA: Regulate alternative tobacco products ($$)

Health problems caused by cigarette smoking remains a major unresolved issue in Indonesia. However, new technological advances are offering unprecedented opportunities. Research conducted in 2017 placed Indonesia as the country with the fifth highest num
Jakarta Post (id)
added Sep 27, 2017 21:15
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Smoking to be banned in universities, private education institutions

From Sunday (Oct 1), smokers at all autonomous universities and private education institutions will be banned from lighting up while they are on the school compounds, except at designated smoking points. Announcing the new restrictions on Tuesday, the Na
TODAYonline (sg)
added Sep 26, 2017 15:46
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Smoking ban expanded to outdoor areas in university compounds, private-hire cars

Smoking will be banned in the outdoor areas of universities and within the compounds of private institutions from Oct 1, 2017
Straits Times (sg)
added Sep 26, 2017 15:01
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] LETTER: Hasten passing of tobacco laws tobacco control

With such blatant disregard to legal provisions and international treaty obligations, the tobacco industry’s typical threats of loss of employment, loss to tobacco farmers, increasing illicit cigarettes and now the increased use of illicit cigarettes by
The Star (my)
added Sep 27, 2017 21:29
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Illegal 25-stick packs have entered the market, says coffeeshop proprietors body

According to the Malaysia-Singapore Coffee Shop Proprietors General Association (MSCSPGA), these large packs have been gaining smokers in the market which may mean that smokers of illegal cigarettes are now smoking more than what they are used to.
The Edge (my)
added Sep 26, 2017 16:09
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