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[Asia-pacific, Australia, UK] TPP trade deal: plain packaging challenge triggered 'hysteria', lawyer tells MPs

Lawyer for Philip Morris’s bid to take Australia to court over cigarette laws says Australia has nothing to fear from trade deals that allow investor-state disputes
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 9, 2016 20:39

[Asia-pacific] Smoke-free Philippines awaits Duterte signature

Good news for anti-smoking advocates: President Duterte is expected to sign this month an order declaring a nationwide smoking ban. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial reported that the draft executive order providing for a smoking-free Philippines is awaiting
Philippine Star (ph)
added Oct 9, 2016 20:30

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] REYES: E-Cigarette Survey

Seven out of 10 Filipino adult smokers believe that vape devices or electronic cigarettes are positive alternatives to conventional cigarettes, according to the 2016 Asian Nations Adult Smoker E-cigarette Survey commissioned by consumer advocacy group “h
Philippine Star (ph)
added Oct 10, 2016 16:02

[Asia-pacific] Nearly 1 billion smuggled cigarette packets annually consumed in Vietnam

causing losses of over 10,000 billion Vietnamese dong, or some 450 million US dollars, to its state budget, local media reported Sunday. The cigarette smuggling also causes losses of one million jobs for farmers and workers in the domestic tobacco indus
Global Times (cn)
added Oct 9, 2016 20:12

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] EO on nationwide smoking ban out this month

“What is being done in Davao is set to be done nationwide,” the DOH chief stressed. Under this, all public places will be 100 percent smoke-free, she further noted. “There will be nobody smoking in public places anymore, whether indoor or outdoor. Park
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Oct 9, 2016 20:09

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] UK surgeons want stricter regulation of e-cigarettes after spate of explosions injure users

"Before this year we hadn't seen any injuries like this. Now we have had five ... In Singapore, however, electronic smoking devices including e-cigarettes are banned under Section 16 of the Tobacco Act. The Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Ac
Straits Times (sg)
added Oct 9, 2016 14:23

[Asia-pacific, Vietnam] Cigarette smuggling causes tax loss of over $445 million a year

Tax losses reached VND6.5 trillion in 2012 and increased to VND6.7 trillion in 2013, said Mr. Mien at seminar hosted by the newspaper and the National Steering Committee on Combating Smuggling and Trade Fraudulence, which is known as Steering Committee 3
Sai Gon Giai Phong (vn)
added Oct 10, 2016 03:13

[Asia-pacific] NVAP still hopes for smoke-free Philippines

HOPE is not lost for the New Vios Association of the Philippines (NVAP), after President Duterte reiterated his plan to ban smoking in the country. NVAP President Emer Rojas said the renewal of Mr. Duterte’s commitment is much awaited by antismoking adv
Business Mirror (ph)
added Oct 4, 2016 14:30

[Asia-pacific, Vietnam] Tobacco industry urges war on smugglers

The Việt Nam Tobacco Association (VTA) has called for changes to the law to enable authorities to combat the increasing incidence of cigarette smuggling. "We suggest the Government should amend the law to reduce the number of cigarettes that can be smugg
Viet Nam News (vn)
added Oct 3, 2016 23:14

[Asia-pacific] Indonesia at war against illegal cigarette trade

To anticipate the possibility of an expanded illegal cigarette trade, the office said it would work with the Trade Ministry and the Industry Ministry to register all cigarette machines operating in Indonesia in a bid to prevent the illegal operation of t
Jakarta Post (id)
added Oct 3, 2016 23:08
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