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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Tobacco Excise Increase Affects Small Industries, Ministry Says

Hartanto said that an increase in tobacco excise has the potential to affect small kretek cigarette industries. Therefore, the Minister underlined the importance of maintaining the increase in a manageable level, especially for small cigarette industries.
Tempo (id)
added Oct 17, 2016 19:01

[Asia-pacific] EDITORIAL - Smoke-free Philippines

As in local smoking bans in the country, the question is how efficiently a nationwide ban can be enforced. In Metro Manila, many restaurants even in five-star hotels allow smoking areas, with no walls to keep such areas enclosed, rendering the ban useles
Philippine Star (ph)
added Oct 17, 2016 19:00

[Asia-pacific] Japan Tobacco fired up over National Cancer Center findings

“The conclusion that passive smoking increases the risk of lung cancer is scientifically proven clearly,” the NCC said in its latest online post, referring to JT’s earlier assertion casting doubt on a study by the center that concluded passive smoking ha
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Oct 17, 2016 18:21

[Asia, Asia-pacific, India, Malaysia] BAHAROM: Have guidelines on e-ciggies, vaping gone up in smoke?

those who move to e-cigarettes or other novel tobacco products with reduced harm, which can be by means of heating e-liquids or tobacco, are generating vapour rather than harmful cigarette smoke. This is a debate for the Conference of Parties (CoP) in Nov (my)
added Oct 17, 2016 18:17

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Why no headway on e-cigarettes, vaping?

Honestly, here was Malaysia with entrepreneurs starting and leading in an industry that would have not only reduced harm, but reduced air pollution, with a win-win situation for everyone. Yet again, we have the government dragging its feet.
Astro AWANI (Channel 501) (my)
added Oct 17, 2016 16:23

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Laryngeal cancer survivors group urges LGUs to prepare for nationwide smoking ban

A group of Laryngeal cancer survivors New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) is encouraging local government units to brace for a nationwide smoking ban in anticipation of an executive order to be signed by President Rodrigo Duterte this month.
added Oct 17, 2016 05:02

[Asia-pacific, China, Indonesia, Philippines] Asian Countries Declare War on Cigarettes

Asian countries are taking measures against smoking. Japan’s health minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki said that the government will step up measures against passive smoking while seeking public understanding ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, rep
Huffington Post (blog)
added Oct 17, 2016 16:16

[Asia-pacific, Kentucky] WATERS: Double-Election Whammy

Carving tobacco out of the ISDS would prevent companies from seeking due-process legal relief when foreign governments take property without compensation or seize assets in the name of "public health."...does nothing to protect public health yet appeases
West Kentucky Star
added Oct 16, 2016 14:02

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Cancer survivors urge LGUs to prepare for nationwide smoking ban

“As we anticipate the signing of the EO on nationwide smoking ban, we urge all LGU to prepare ordinances to further strengthen the order,” Rojas said. The impending smoking ban, an election promise of Duterte, was announced recently by Health Secretary (TV 5) (ph)
added Oct 16, 2016 13:52

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] DoH steps up drive vs smoking

is set to launch on Monday a television advertisement as one of its instruments to curb tobacco use, according to Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial. The advertisement, which was shown to media on Friday, is one of the approaches adopted by the departmen
Manila Times (ph)
added Oct 16, 2016 13:50
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