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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Smoking ban expanded to unis, private-hire cars

Undergraduates and teachers, along with private-hire car passengers, will find it harder to smoke, under new restrictions taking effect from Sunday. The National Environment Agency (NEA) announced yesterday that smoking will be banned in the outdoor are
Straits Times (sg)
added Sep 27, 2017 16:59
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] RAKSANAGARA: Regulate alternative tobacco products ($$)

Health problems caused by cigarette smoking remains a major unresolved issue in Indonesia. However, new technological advances are offering unprecedented opportunities. Research conducted in 2017 placed Indonesia as the country with the fifth highest num
Jakarta Post (id)
added Sep 27, 2017 21:15
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Smoking to be banned in universities, private education institutions

From Sunday (Oct 1), smokers at all autonomous universities and private education institutions will be banned from lighting up while they are on the school compounds, except at designated smoking points. Announcing the new restrictions on Tuesday, the Na
TODAYonline (sg)
added Sep 26, 2017 15:46
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Smoking ban expanded to outdoor areas in university compounds, private-hire cars

Smoking will be banned in the outdoor areas of universities and within the compounds of private institutions from Oct 1, 2017
Straits Times (sg)
added Sep 26, 2017 15:01
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] LETTER: Hasten passing of tobacco laws tobacco control

With such blatant disregard to legal provisions and international treaty obligations, the tobacco industry’s typical threats of loss of employment, loss to tobacco farmers, increasing illicit cigarettes and now the increased use of illicit cigarettes by
The Star (my)
added Sep 27, 2017 21:29
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Illegal 25-stick packs have entered the market, says coffeeshop proprietors body

According to the Malaysia-Singapore Coffee Shop Proprietors General Association (MSCSPGA), these large packs have been gaining smokers in the market which may mean that smokers of illegal cigarettes are now smoking more than what they are used to.
The Edge (my)
added Sep 26, 2017 16:09
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] NEA extends smoking ban to affect universities, trishaws and private-hire cars

From Oct 1 onwards, smoking will no longer be allowed at the compounds of autonomous universities and private education institutes. The same goes for private-hire cars (but only when its being used to chauffeur people around), trishaws and excursion buses
Coconuts Media (hk)
added Sep 26, 2017 14:59
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Exclusive: 'More will pick up smoking if ban is lifted'

National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM) president Dr Saunthari Somasundaram says any cigarette pack that contains fewer than 20 sticks, packaged attractively, cheap and displayed prominently will attract people to pick up smoking, especially the young.
New Straits Times (my)
added Sep 27, 2017 21:34
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[Asia-pacific] Malaysian NGOs submit petition against proposed reintroduction of kiddie cigarette packs

Experts say the high tax and ongoing anti-smoking campaigns championed by Malaysia's Health Ministry will fail if the public, especially youngsters, have easy access to the 10-stick "kiddie pack".
TODAYonline (sg)
added Sep 20, 2017 14:35
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] LETTER: Call center or smoke center?

In 2016, Alorica reportedly opened thousands of positions in its customer engagement centers in the Philippines... In Ilocos Norte, the Centennial Arena’s facade has practically become a “smoking center.”... If smoking and vaping are allowed in this area
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Sep 19, 2017 01:51
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