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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] FCTC ratification must consider national interests: Jokowi

In a limited meeting to discuss the FCTC ratification at the State Palace on Tuesday, Jokowi acknowledged Indonesia was the only country in Asia that had not yet ratified the agreement. According to the WHO, 180 countries representing about 90 percent of
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jul 7, 2016 13:00

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Govt to cut tobacco imports, increase cigarette excise

“The President [Joko “Jokowi” Widodo] has said that the government aimed to decrease tobacco imports and increase its cigarette excise [as recommended by the FCTC], but the Finance Ministry will first calculate all costs that will result from the policie
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jul 7, 2016 12:57

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Casinos seek smoking ban exemption

The proposed ban on smoking and drinking put forward by the country's president elect Rodrigo Duterte, is worrying operators in the Philippines. They are to meet with the country’s chief executive later this month to express their worries and seek an e
InterGame Online
added Jun 15, 2016 14:58

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Tobacco firms ignore legal restrictions

Smoke Free Agents, a non-profit antitobacco group, has become infuriated by the number of music concerts packed with young people in Greater Jakarta that are not smoke-free despite the legal ban on tobacco promotion at such events. Between February and
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jun 15, 2016 14:56

[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Graphic warnings to be put on upper part of cigarette packets from December

The government decided on Tuesday to mandate tobacco companies to place graphic images showing the harmful effects of smoking on the upper part of a cigarette packet starting from December. A revised enforcement ordinance, which requires the pictorial w
Korea Herald (kr)
added Jun 14, 2016 15:20

[Asia-pacific] FOWLER: Get ready for plain packaging and TPP

Let’s continue to listen to the public health experts, like the Surgeon General and American Cancer Society. Congress should support TPP and protect global public health measures that will save lives from the tobacco epidemic.
The Hill
added Jun 14, 2016 13:32

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] LETTER: Non-smokers need more protection at home

When I moved into my new place in December last year, I found that my neighbours directly beside and below my unit are heavy smokers. As a result, my family of four, including two children aged eight and four, have to suffer the cigarette smoke blown in
Straits Times (sg)
added Jun 13, 2016 14:13

[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] BAT builds 2nd plant in Korea

has decided to build its second plant here to nurture its Korean unit as an export hub in the Asia-Pacific region. To construct the state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, BAT will invest $86 million over the next year and a half, creating more than 100
Korea Times (kr)
added Jun 13, 2016 13:52

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] CASTILLO: Rejoinder on e-cigs and smoking

What we’re actually trying to convey to our readers is that all forms of smoking—whether it’s tobacco or e-cigs—has a significantly high potential to cause harm to the smoker and based on studies, to the people around him due to secondhand smoke.
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Jun 10, 2016 21:48

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] BAT sells factories for RM149 million

said that it has entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement (SPA) with LGB Properties Sdn Bhd (LGB) through its wholly owned subsidiary, Tobacco Importers and Manufacturers Sdn Bhd (TIM), to dispose two pieces of land in Petaling Jaya as well
Borneo Post (my)
added Jun 10, 2016 12:12
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