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[Asia-pacific] 25 smokers caught with contraband cigarettes in CBD by Singapore Customs plainclothes officers

In a Facebook post on Monday, Singapore Customs said that plainclothes officers were out in the Central Business District to look for smokers with contraband cigarettes. It added that such operations are conducted islandwide to curb the demand for these
Straits Times (sg)
added Apr 10, 2018 16:35
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] LETTER: Avoiding the pitfalls from e-cigarette use seen in the US

Let’s equip smokers with an arsenal of aids and the support to quit smoking, including using e-cigarettes as a temporary measure for those who get them from a doctor and who commit to mandatory counselling, for example, with the provision to have this ai
TODAYonline (sg)
added Apr 9, 2018 21:33
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Saying no to ‘kiddie packs’

THE Government has been urged not to reintroduce the 10-stick cigarette pack, as it could encourage more people, especially schoolchildren to pick up the habit. Those interviewed by MetroPerak felt that the Government should prioritise the people’s heal
The Star (my)
added Apr 9, 2018 16:24
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] EDITORIAL: Second-hand smoke is lethal too ($$)

The preference for gradualism in dealing with the problem of smoking here must give way to a bolder approach, in the light of statistics released recently by The Tobacco Atlas... Such needless and highly preventable deaths are bad enough, but what makes i
Straits Times (sg)
added Apr 8, 2018 15:28
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Companies more willing to give their smokers a kick in the butts

Instead of letting employees light up as usual, Japanese companies are getting creative in encouraging their smokers to kick the habit, with some even introducing total bans or extra paid holidays for nonsmokers. Indeed, more companies are not only chan
Japan Times (jp)
added Apr 8, 2018 18:03
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[Asia-pacific, Thailand] Illicit cigarette use has doubled, major tobacco company study finds

Illicit cigarette use in Thailand has more than doubled, costing the country at least Bt3.6 billion a year in lost tax revenue, a study by the major tobacco company says. Philip Morris (Thailand) Limited [PMTL] revealed the findings of its study on Mond
The Nation (th)
added Apr 5, 2018 00:32
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Putrajaya still considering bringing back ‘kiddie pack’ ciggies

The Government is mulling whether to reintroduce 10-stick mini cigarette packs to tackle the scourge of contraband cigarettes, said Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Othman Aziz. “The Government is still considering the proposal and is studying the impact of
The Star (my)
added Mar 29, 2018 17:19
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[Asia-pacific] da ROZA: Is Singapore’s ban on e-cigarettes misguided?

These devices can be improved, lowering toxins but increasing the efficiency of nicotine delivery. Regulations can be used to ensure that the heat sticks and devices are of good quality and are safer to use. Banning may push poor devices into the back m
TODAYonline (sg)
added Mar 29, 2018 01:29
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] S. Korean City Turns Cigarette Butts into Pest-Killing Compost

The city of Guri has developed a machine that transforms cigarette butts into compost and is now trialing the technology on government office grounds. Placed inside a smoking booth, the machine is the first of its kind to be implemented in South Korea.
Korea Bizwire (kr)
added Mar 30, 2018 19:01
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] 72-year-old cleaner jailed 4 years for killing flatmate who started row over sound of running tap

The two men got along initially but by the end of the first year, their relationship soured over Tan's smoking in the flat. They even came to blows in one incident.
Straits Times (sg)
added Mar 28, 2018 04:26
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