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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Black Nazarene devotees reminded that Rizal Park is a No Smoking, No Littering Zone

A group promoting a trash-less “Traslacion” has reminded the followers of the Black Nazarene to faithfully observe the “no smoking, no littering” of Rizal Park where the night-long vigil will take place on January 8. The EcoWaste Coalition, a waste and
PHILIPPINE INFORMATION AGENCY (ph)
added Jan 8, 2017 23:57
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[Asia-pacific, China] LETTER: MACKAY: Next chief executive should back annual tobacco tax hike in Hong Kong

Your editorial (“Preventive health care is an investment, not a burden”, January 1) has hit the nail on the head regarding the importance of, and investment in, prevention versus cure in Hong Kong.
South China Morning Post
added Jan 7, 2017 19:30
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Cigarette value-added tax raised to 9.1 percent

The government has pushed up the value-added tax (PPN) on cigarettes to 9.1 percent this year ...The Association of Indonesian Light Cigarette Producers (Gaprindo) has protested the new measure as the rise breaches the government’s agreement with industry
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jan 9, 2017 20:49
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[Asia-pacific, Taiwan] Government mulls new anti-smoking measure

Health Ministry on Thursday proposed a ban...the revisions would eliminate a rule that allows for indoor smoking areas, by adding smoking rooms, bars, clubs and cigar lounges to the list of public spaces where smoking is not allowed. According to Luo, th
The China Post (tw)
added Jan 5, 2017 21:06
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[Asia-pacific, Taiwan] Total smoking, e-cigarette ban in all public places: HPA

e Health Promotion Administration (HPA) announced today a proposed law to expand the recent ban on smoking in public places to bars, nightclubs, cigar lounges, and this will include e-cigarettes with violators subject to a fine of up to NT$10,000 (US$312)
Taiwan News (tw)
added Jan 6, 2017 01:18
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[Asia-pacific, India, Philippines] CSC clarification

statement by the Civil Service Commission and the Department of Health The following statement clarifies the issues raised in various publications, including the Business Mirror, relative to the participation of the CSC Chairperson during the World Healt
Business Mirror (ph)
added Jan 6, 2017 01:11
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[Asia-pacific] Taiwan plans to expand smoking ban to bars, nightclubs

The law currently bans smoking at most public places, but permits it at cigar houses as well as bars and nightclubs that are open after 9 p.m. and exclusively to people above the age of 18. Smoking is also allowed in certain indoor areas of hotels, rest
Focus Taiwan
added Jan 5, 2017 21:08
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Vapers see regulation of e-cigarettes as good news

The Cabinet's decision to entrust three ministries to regulate the use of electronic cigarettes and vaping is the answer vape aficionados nationwide were looking forward to. Vape Operators Association of Penang President Muhammad Hafidz Adnan, however, sa
Daily Express (my)
added Jan 5, 2017 20:49
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] KATIGBAK: A less smoke-filled beginning in 2017

I am happy that President Duterte has taken up the cudgels against smoking in public places. This tough no-smoking order is the toughest anti-tobacco laws in the country and implementation is going to be difficult overall, but I think it’s an important l
Philippine Star (ph)
added Jan 4, 2017 06:05
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Construction Site Fencing Promotes Anti-Smoking Efforts

Hoengseong County, Gangwon Province, has been using hundreds of meters of temporary fencing built around construction sites to promote anti-smoking campaigns. The posters attached to the fencing range from slogans like “quitting smoking, the beginning o
Korea Bizwire (kr)
added Jan 3, 2017 16:41
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