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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] NEA extends smoking ban to affect universities, trishaws and private-hire cars

From Oct 1 onwards, smoking will no longer be allowed at the compounds of autonomous universities and private education institutes. The same goes for private-hire cars (but only when its being used to chauffeur people around), trishaws and excursion buses
Coconuts Media (hk)
added Sep 26, 2017 14:59
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Exclusive: 'More will pick up smoking if ban is lifted'

National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM) president Dr Saunthari Somasundaram says any cigarette pack that contains fewer than 20 sticks, packaged attractively, cheap and displayed prominently will attract people to pick up smoking, especially the young.
New Straits Times (my)
added Sep 27, 2017 21:34
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[Asia-pacific] Malaysian NGOs submit petition against proposed reintroduction of kiddie cigarette packs

Experts say the high tax and ongoing anti-smoking campaigns championed by Malaysia's Health Ministry will fail if the public, especially youngsters, have easy access to the 10-stick "kiddie pack".
TODAYonline (sg)
added Sep 20, 2017 14:35
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] LETTER: Call center or smoke center?

In 2016, Alorica reportedly opened thousands of positions in its customer engagement centers in the Philippines... In Ilocos Norte, the Centennial Arena’s facade has practically become a “smoking center.”... If smoking and vaping are allowed in this area
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Sep 19, 2017 01:51
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] LETTER: Everyone must try to stop sale of small packets

We, the Malaysian Women’s Action for Tobacco Control & Health (MyWATCH), on behalf of women, children and families, wish to tell the tobacco companies to stop bullying the Government and the Malaysian people. Kiddie packs are banned – keep it that way.
The Star (my)
added Sep 18, 2017 04:53
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Youth Movement Supports Gov’t Plan to Raise Cigarettes Tax

(FCTC) Youth Movement supports govenrment plan to raise cigarettes tax in 2018. Spokesperson of the FCTC Youth Movement Margianta SJD said that in terms of state revenue, this plan could have a good impact as the prices of cigarettes increase.
Netral English--People’s Reflection (id)
added Sep 18, 2017 05:06
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[Asia-pacific, India, Philippines] Self-regulation key to success of vaping industry in PH

Self-regulation, adherence to high manufacturing standards and quality of imported products are key factors in the success of the e-cigarette industry in the Philippines, representatives of the Philippine vaping community told their counterparts in India
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Sep 18, 2017 22:56
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[Asia-pacific, Brunei] Teacher, counsellor support vital to quit smoking

statistics from January to August this year showed that two 12-year-olds, three 13-year-olds and 16 14-year-olds were caught under the offence.... Also during the same period, a high of 24 15-year-olds and twelve 16-year-olds were recorded under the offen
Borneo Bulletin (bn)
added Sep 17, 2017 20:23
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] DBKU to designate more smoke-free zones

City Commission of Kuching North (DBKU) will designate more smoke-free zones in areas under its jurisdiction. DBKU announced this in a statement yesterday following its participation in the recent Asia Pacific Cities Alliance for Tobacco Control (AP-CAT)
Borneo Post (my)
added Sep 15, 2017 02:17
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[Asia-pacific, Hong Kong] China’s Twitter-like service stubs out its ‘cool’ smoking emoji

Smiling yellow face wearing sunglasses loses its cigarette in response to users’ comments, Sina Weibo says
South China Morning Post
added Sep 15, 2017 14:12
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