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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Environmental groups praise move to ban smoking in Boracay public places

These were the sentiments of toxic watchdogs Action on Smoking & Health (ASH) Philippines, Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Alliance, Philippines (FCAP) and the Quezon City based Ecowaste Coalition. The groups commended Tourism Secretary Bernadet
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Sep 4, 2018 22:24
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Confessions of women who smoke

thesundaypost talked to some female smokers... “Actually, it started with seeing some of my male schoolmates smoking and showing off. They made cat calls and sometimes tried to bully me. I didn’t like that. So, one day I showed them I, too, could smoke.”
Borneo Post (my)
added Sep 3, 2018 14:56
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Prices of cigarettes to go up after sales tax fixed at 10%

Sales and Service Tax (SST) for cigarettes has been gazetted at 10% as of Aug 29, and this will cause the prices of cigarette to increase. British American Tobacco (M) Bhd (BAT) managing director Erik Stoel said the company is concerned about the impact
The Star (my)
added Aug 31, 2018 20:22
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Philip Morris claims its smoking device can reduce incidence of lung carcinomas

said the incidence and multiplicity of lung carcinomas was significantly increased upon exposure to cigarette smoke than normal conditions. However, the incidence and multiplicity of lung carcinomas in mice exposed to IQOS was significantly lower than mi
Korea Times (kr)
added Sep 5, 2018 02:02
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Your kid may be vaping more than tobacco

young people are — once again — one step ahead of the adults in their lives, experimenting with this new and more heady way to consume weed. “It’s only a matter of time” before adolescents are vaping nicotine and pot in equal measure, said Mila Vascones
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Aug 24, 2018 12:58
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[Asia-pacific, Thailand] Phuket market bans smoking

The Phuket City municipality is launching a no-smoking campaign for the weekly Lard Yai market on Thalang Road each Sunday night. Mayor Somjai Suwansuppana said: “We are concerned about the danger of cigarettes, especially secondhand smoke that can be i
The Nation (th)
added Aug 22, 2018 19:34
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] British American Tobacco to raise prices in line with October tax hike

has filed for approval from the Finance Ministry to raise its tobacco product prices in line with the planned tobacco tax hike on Oct. 1, informed sources said Monday. If approved, British American, known for its mainstay Kent brand, will raise its produ
Japan Times (jp)
added Aug 20, 2018 16:06
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] House endorses tobacco harm reduction

The House of Representatives unanimously adopted a resolution urging the Department of Health to promote harm reduction... It referenced results of independent studies by Public Health England and Cancer Research UK, which showed that since e-cigarettes
Manila Standard (ph)
added Aug 24, 2018 11:40
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[Asia-pacific] Smoking-linked losses in Japan estimated at over 2 trillion yen

Financial losses linked to smoking are estimated to have amounted to 2.05 trillion yen ($18.4 billion) in Japan in fiscal 2015, the health ministry said Wednesday, with the majority of spending going toward medical expenses.
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Aug 8, 2018 13:23
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Korea moves to enlarge warning images on cigarette packs

The Ministry of Health and Welfare said it plans to announce the measure in September or October to send a stronger message to smokers by expanding the size of the warning images from the current 50 percent of the package's exterior to 70 percent.
Korea Herald (kr)
added Jul 29, 2018 22:44
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