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[Asia-pacific] Editorial: Let Tokyo's secondhand smoke ordinance set example for rest of Japan

The Olympic and Paralympic event venues will not be limited to Tokyo, however. To expand and ensure the effects and spirit of Tokyo's new ordinance, other prefectural governments who will be hosting events should consider taking similar measures. The ga
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Jun 29, 2018 20:35
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] LETTER: Harm reduction not the way to go

We refer to the commentary by Dr Jeremy Lim... Given the high stakes, it would be irresponsible of the Government to make a hasty decision on e-cigarettes. We are closely monitoring the global evidence, which will shape our policy. We are prepared to a
Straits Times (sg)
added Jun 28, 2018 14:49
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[Asia-pacific] The Hong Kong ex-police officers laying down the law on no-smoking zones

Former policeman Kuan Chong-hoi retired from the force last year, but he is still relying on his experience in keeping public order in his new role – as a tobacco control inspector ensuring people do not light up in no-smoking zones.
South China Morning Post
added Jun 28, 2018 14:16
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Tokyo lawmakers approve anti-smoking ordinance as capital gears up for 2020 Olympics

The Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly on Wednesday passed an anti-smoking ordinance that is stricter than the national version currently under consideration, in a move intended to rein in secondhand smoke and create a tobacco-free 2020 Olympics. The capital c
Japan Times (jp)
added Jun 28, 2018 03:45
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] EDITORIAL: Lawmaker’s jeers directed at witness hurt dignity of Diet

We feel flabbergasted and enraged by his act of jeering, which disgraced the bastion of free speech, of which he is a part. Yoichi Anami, a Lower House member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, heckled a lung cancer patient who was speaking at the
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Jun 25, 2018 15:33
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Public remains ignorant of the hazards associated with smoking

If one of Japan’s most knowledgeable journalists admits he wasn’t aware of the greater dangers of sidestream smoke, which informs other countries’ public smoking bans, then it’s likely the average Japanese person isn’t aware of them either. Keeping the
Japan Times (jp)
added Jun 23, 2018 18:34
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] LDP lawmaker apologizes for jeering at lung cancer patient

A ruling Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker apologized June 21 for heckling a lung cancer patient who was testifying about the risks of passive smoking at a health committee. Yoichi Anami, a Lower House lawmaker elected three times in Oita Prefecture, je
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Jun 22, 2018 18:07
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] “Out with Secondhand Smoke” in Seoul’s Gangnam District

the local government office of Gangnam-gu in Seoul has announced today that it is cracking down on people smoking in the streets. Gangnam-gu also said it was strengthening efforts to publicize the harms of smoking. Currently, there are a total of five
Korea Bizwire (kr)
added Jun 20, 2018 19:56
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Philip Morris defends IQOS safety vs regular cigarettes

Philip Morris Korea Inc., which could face punitive action if found guilty of false or exaggerated advertising, strongly refuted the latest finding by the South Korean government that underscored health risks in the heat-not-burn cigarettes. The maker
Pulse (kr)
added Jun 20, 2018 14:38
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Anti-tobacco group warns proliferation of unregistered vaping products

An anti-tobacco use group warned on the proliferation of unregistered vaping products that has threatened the gains of President Duterte’s smoke-free policy citing the gadgets contain toxic chemicals like formaldehyde used to embalm dead bodies based on
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Jun 20, 2018 14:29
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