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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] AskST: What do the latest rules mean for smokers?

Since Oct 1, smoking has been banned in the outdoor areas of universities and inside the compounds of private institutions, except in designated smoking areas, said the National Environment Agency. Smoking is also banned within 5m of educational institu
Straits Times (sg)
added Jan 8, 2018 15:38
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Tougher penalties kick in for those who flout smoking rules

Verbal warnings were given to 772 smokers who lit up near schools and other areas prohibited under new rules that came into force late last year, but the crackdown is getting tougher.
The New Paper Online (sg)
added Jan 5, 2018 13:13

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] 'No smoking' signs go up as penalties get stiffer

The new rules outlaw smoking within 5m of public places. They include outdoor areas of universities and within the compounds of private institutions, except for designated smoking areas. The rules also ban smoking within a 5m radius of kindergartens, ch
Straits Times (sg)
added Jan 4, 2018 23:48

[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Number of people attending stop smoking program rises amid high cigarette prices: sources

The number of people attending a stop smoking program at Saint Mary's Hospital in Seoul rose this year from 2017 amid rising cigarette prices and the expansion of nonsmoking zones, a hospital official said Wednesday. As many as 26 people have applied for
Korea Herald (kr)
added Jan 4, 2018 07:44

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] No gentle breeze for non-smokers

non-smokers still have to inhale second-hand smoke while using pedestrian walkways. More often than not, smokers light up while moving from point A to point B, blowing streams of cigarette smoke at the people around them. Even when they are at designated
TODAYonline (sg)
added Jan 4, 2018 07:19

[Asia-pacific, Hong Kong] LETTER: Billions in tax lost to illegal tobacco gangs

we believe at most a moderate and consistent excise increase in line with inflation is the most ­effective approach to balance the government’s ­tobacco control objectives with the fight against organised crime. Members of Hong Kong United Against Illici
South China Morning Post
added Jan 12, 2018 04:01

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Total ban on e-cigarettes to come into force soon

will completely outlaw electronic cigarettes, making it illegal to light up the device even at home. Only the sale, import and distribution of these battery-powered devices are against the law now. There are also no penalties for users of e-cigarettes t
Straits Times (sg)
added Jan 2, 2018 03:30

[Asia-pacific] Taiwan moves towards a total ban on 'vaping'

The Executive Yuan of Taiwan is considering an amendment to current Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act, which would make the manufacture, importation, sale and advertising of e-cigarettes completely illegal. Vaping Post has reported that there are about 30 c
Taiwan News (tw)
added Jan 1, 2018 03:58

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] RAZAK: Drug war 4.0 must be won

it already has in its midst a well-functioning "gateway" substance which does just that. This refers to tobacco-products openly sold almost everywhere with virtually no control at all...our failure to find a substitute to replace tobacco as a subsistence
Sun Daily (my)
added Dec 27, 2017 15:23

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] 2017 Year In Review: Bringing back the buzz to Orchard Road

Shoppers can also look forward to Orchard Road going smoke-free soon. From next July, smoking in public areas will be allowed only at designated areas within the smoke-free zone.... Existing smoking corners at eateries in the precinct will also be banne
Straits Times (sg)
added Dec 25, 2017 21:19
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