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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Dangers of second-hand smoke ($$)

Dr Madeleine Chew, a general practitioner at MW Medical, told The Sunday Times that second-hand smoke can be dangerous for infants. It can trigger a host of diseases and harmful conditions including asthma attacks, ear infections, bronchitis, pneumonia,
Straits Times (sg)
added Sep 17, 2018 19:35
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Tobacco threatens youth: Ministers

Senior government officials opened an international conference on tobacco control on the resort island of Bali on Thursday with the message that Indonesia must reduce its tobacco consumption to protect its younger generations.
Jakarta Post (id)
added Sep 19, 2018 20:24
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[Asia-pacific, China] She took on the tobacco industry, and taught a city about sex: a Hong Kong doctor’s life

For 50 years, Dr Judith Mackay was one of Big Tobacco’s biggest enemies, and her battle to curb smoking had a major impact across the globe. She looks back on that and much else besides, including raising a family
South China Morning Post
added Sep 15, 2018 04:08
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] LETTER: Non-smokers will live longer with smoking ban on alfresco eateries

our support for the announcement by Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye of the ministry’s move to gazette alfresco restaurants as no-smoking...THIS LETTER IS SIGNED BY 30 MALAYSIAN MEDICAL ORGANISATIONS
New Straits Times (my)
added Sep 13, 2018 16:46
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] S’pore can learn a bit about smoking etiquette from Japan

Japan still lags behind other developed countries on anti-smoking regulations, but they are polite... Japan Tobacco also tries to encourage smokers to be considerate to non-smokers by launching a ‘Smoking Manners’ campaign some 30 years ago.
Mothership.sg (sg)
added Sep 13, 2018 16:48
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Group hails smoking ban at open-air eateries

A smoking ban at open-air eateries in the country will help reduce the adverse impact of secondhand smoke and will help improve the wellbeing of Malay­sians, says a group of local medical-related organisations. “There is no greater modifiable risk factor
The Star (my)
added Sep 12, 2018 00:53
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] LETTER: Consider rule to ban smoking in one's apartment

I am a Housing Board flat resident who suffers from the effects of second-hand smoke from inconsiderate neighbours living below. Numerous attempts to resolve the problem have failed.
Straits Times (sg)
added Sep 12, 2018 00:53
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] NEA officers get more powers to investigate smoking violations

Officers from the National Environment Agency (NEA) will be able to enter smoking-prohibited places without warrants to investigate smoking violations, and it will be illegal to obstruct or prevent them from collecting evidence. NEA was also given the p
Straits Times (sg)
added Sep 12, 2018 00:53
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] MPs raise option of banning smoking in homes; Senior Minister of State cautions against intruding privacy

politicians expressed their belief that banning smoking inside residential flats are a totally viable idea. Thankfully for smokers in Singapore, Senior Minister of State for Health Amy Khor shot down the idea yesterday, cautioning against the intrusion
Coconuts Media (hk)
added Sep 12, 2018 00:53
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand] Asian Vapers unite to share voice with authorities

“vapers” from the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, joined together to launch a united voice...launched #VapersBeHeard to provide Asian vapers with an opportunity to be heard by global, regional and national policy-makers as well as the gene
Manila Standard (ph)
added Sep 11, 2018 21:17
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