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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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[Asia-pacific, Micronesia] Editorial: Guam should raise tax on tobacco products

A proposal to raise Guam's tax on tobacco products is a sensible public health intervention that could help save lives. Speaker Benjamin Cruz recently introduced legislation that would raise the tax on all tobacco products. Bill 199-34 proposes to incre
postguam.com (gu)
added Nov 4, 2017 15:39
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[Asia-pacific] More Japanese firms introducing anti-smoking measures, including incentives

Convenience store chain Lawson Inc. introduced an all-day ban on smoking at its head office and all regional offices in June with an eye toward lowering the ratio of smokers in its entire workforce by around 10 percentage points in fiscal 2018. The smoki
Japan Times (jp)
added Nov 4, 2017 15:27
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Farmers urge govt to control tobacco import

The Indonesian Tobacco Farmers Association (APTI) has called on the government to control the importation of tobacco to protect local farmers who have been heavily affected by the influx of imported tobacco. APTI chairman Agus Parmuji and the associatio
Jakarta Post (id)
added Nov 1, 2017 02:37
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] Japan Tobacco keen on expanding presence, eyes PH as ASEAN hub – Dominguez

which recently bought homegrown Mighty Corp. and allowed the latter to pay a P30-billion tax liability to the Philippine government, is keen on expanding its business in the country, according to Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III.
InterAksyon.com (TV 5) (ph)
added Nov 1, 2017 02:37
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] 50 Percent of Smokers in Yogyakarta are Under 19 Years Old

Renaldo, one of the warriors at the (FCTC) Yogyakarta, said the number of underage smokers in Yogyakarta have increased significantly from 7.14% in 2010 to approximately 11% in 2013. "It is very worrying. Smokers under the age of 19 years make up 50 perc
Netral English--People’s Reflection (id)
added Oct 29, 2017 18:31
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Lung cancer doesn’t only affect men or heavy smokers

When 58-year-old Sim Siew Hong tells someone she has Stage 4 lung cancer, she is invariably asked if she smokes a lot. Unlike her husband, a heavy smoker who easily goes through a packet of cigarettes a day, Mdm Sim said she used to light up only once ev
Malay Mail (my)
added Oct 29, 2017 16:51
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[Asia-pacific, China] Lung disease patients call for oxygen tanks to be allowed on Hong Kong public buses

The lung disease typically affects smokers, construction workers and people exposed to second-hand smoke. Patients who require an oxygen tank to aid their breathing are limited in mobility by the capacity of their tanks and how quickly they use up the ox
South China Morning Post
added Oct 29, 2017 16:49
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