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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] Social Watch PH seeks unitary hike of tobacco sin tax at maximum level

Social Watch Philippines urged the Philippine Senate on Wednesday to approve legislation for a unitary increase of tobacco sin tax at the maximum level. This, said SWP, should be a deliberate action to curb smoking especially among the youth, decrease hea
InterAksyon.com (TV 5) (ph)
added Nov 11, 2017 21:01
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[Asia-pacific, Thailand] Phuket's Patong Beach starts enforcing no-smoking rules

Patong City Administration Organisation on Tuesday opened the smoking areas in order to encourage the people not to smoke and drop cigarette butts on the beach, and instead support the department's new policy. Patong Beach is among the first 24 beaches
AsiaOne (sg)
added Nov 9, 2017 18:41
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[Asia-pacific] Singapore MPs take to Parliament to question government ban on vaping

the blanket ban on products like nicotine patches, chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes. But it is the outlawing of that last product mentioned that’s seen as questionable. E-cigarettes have been largely welcomed in places like the United States, the United
Coconuts Media (hk)
added Nov 9, 2017 18:41
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Legal smoking age to be raised in stages to 21

Singapore will raise the legal age for smoking from 18 now to 19 on Jan 1, 2019. It will be further raised every January until 2021, when people have to be 21 years old to light up.
Straits Times (sg)
added Nov 9, 2017 18:38
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Parliament: Minimum age to buy, use and sell tobacco products to be raised

Starting Jan 1, 2019, smokers need to be at least 19 years old before they are allowed to buy cigarettes, under a new law passed by Parliament on Tuesday (Nov 7). This new legal age - which is one year older than the current 18 - will subsequently be rai
Straits Times (sg)
added Nov 8, 2017 17:21
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] KT&G launches e-cigarette brand to take on foreign rivals

Korea’s top tobacco company KT&G announced on Nov. 7 the launch its new heat-not-burn cigarette, also known as e-cigarette, Lil to take on its foreign rivals who have been gaining market share. The e-cigarettes will be available starting Nov. 20 at all G
The Investor (kr)
added Nov 13, 2017 19:21
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Legal age for smoking to be raised to 21 ‘progressively’ over 3 years

Changes to laws, to raise the legal age for smoking from 18 to 21, were passed on Tuesday, as Members of Parliament (MPs) called for even more stringent measures to lower the smoking rate. The proposals included lifting the legal age immediately and putti
TODAYonline (sg)
added Nov 9, 2017 18:38
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Minimum age for smokers to be raised to 19 in 2019

It will then be raised progressively every January until 2021, when smokers have to be 21 before they can light up. Currently, the minimum age is 18. The amendments to the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Act, approved by Parliament yesterda
Straits Times (sg)
added Nov 7, 2017 22:21
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] TOH: Pragmatic approach to vices a welcome one

The law raises the minimum age for smoking in phases from 18 to 21, by 2021....Mr Ng and Non-Constituency MP Leon Perera posed probing questions on e-cigarettes, which they argued are less harmful than real cigarettes.
Straits Times (sg)
added Nov 7, 2017 22:21
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] British American Tobacco quits PH business

will close its Philippine operations by the end of December this year amid “difficult environment”... Manila Bulletin Business sources confirmed that BAT Philippines started winding down operations after Japan Tobacco International (JTI) acquired Mighty f
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Nov 7, 2017 05:36
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