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[Asia-pacific, Japan] EDITORIAL: Tokyo’s move to snuff out public smoking should go nationwide

But the ruling party is making no specific legislative move to codify the principle in the law during the extraordinary Diet session, which is likely to begin in late September. This is clearly the time to launch a nationwide drive to swiftly eliminate
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Sep 12, 2017 11:26
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Korea advised to limit smoking at public places, cigarette ads: WTO

has recommended South Korea to adopt more stringent regulations to ban cigarette smoking in public places and restrict tobacco advertising and promotions...has been properly implementing four other areas in monitoring, offering help, warning and enforcing
Korea Herald (kr)
added Sep 11, 2017 06:27
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Smokers fight for rights

Anton Israel, president of the Pro-Yosi group. ...“We recognize the responsibility of the state to protect non-smokers and minors from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke, but we also demand that the right of smokers to enjoy a legal product in a no
Manila Standard (ph)
added Sep 10, 2017 20:19
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] New biomarker vital in immunotherapy for lung cancer

IN the Philippines, lung cancer is the second top fatal malignancy in terms of incidence and mortality. The good news is that recent developments in cancer treatments have spelled a viable alternative to chemotherapy, which brings attendant side effect
Malaya (ph)
added Sep 10, 2017 20:12
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] LETTER: E-cigarettes are less harmful

we need e-cigarettes and other such devices to be offered as a practical and effective alternative, and it must be seen not as a fear of “more smoke”, when in fact it is vapour – which is less damaging than the diesel smoke generators you find at concerts
The Star (my)
added Sep 12, 2017 03:02
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Tokyo set to hold a smoke-free Olympics with ban due in 2019

Governor Yuriko Koike of the Tokyo metropolitan government said Sept. 8 that the ban will be "total" in principle. It will apply to indoor portions of restaurants and public facilities except small establishments with a floor space of 30 square meters o
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Sep 9, 2017 15:31
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] LETTER: Where are the e-cigarette regulations?

Honestly, I see nothing beneficial from this tiff over small or large packs, since it does nothing to actually benefit general public health. Instead, we need regulation for e-cigarettes and other harm-reducing products approved, not banned, if we are se
Malaysiakini (my)
added Sep 9, 2017 02:48
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Tokyo to seek partial smoking ban by 2019, Koike says

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike on Friday announced that the metropolitan government plans to ban smoking in and around public facilities by 2019 and asked Tokyoites for opinions on what to include in the proposed ordinance. “In 2019 Tokyo will host the Rugby W
Japan Times (jp)
added Sep 8, 2017 15:10
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[Asia-pacific] Health ministry to put off anti-secondhand smoke measures in Japan

stiff resistance from some within the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) against the ministry's plans for an extensive ban on smoking in restaurants and bars held up the entire policy. Instead, the anti-cancer plan is set to be endorsed through a Cabi
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Sep 8, 2017 15:06
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Not ‘kiddie pack’ but mini pack, and there are reasons: Tobacco firms (corrected)

TOBACCO companies have said there are reasons for introducing small cigarette packs in Malaysia. Responding to The Star, they also pointed out that these were not “kiddie packs”, but smaller packs of 10 sticks.
The Star (my)
added Sep 7, 2017 15:34
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