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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Graphic images aim to cut Korea's smoking rate

Tobacco makers in Korea will have to add an "appalling" element to cigarette packets from Dec. 23: graphic photos or images highlighting the deadly risk of smoking. Products showing the graphic images are expected to go on sale in late January or Februa
Korea Times (kr)
added Dec 13, 2016 23:38
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Smoke-free Christmas parties pushed

Antitobacco advocates are urging the public to keep their Christmas parties smoke-free by steering clear of cigarettes altogether. “As we go to our string of Christmas get-togethers and parties, let us keep them smoke-free. It will not only be a good gi
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Dec 12, 2016 06:34
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Cancer victims: Don’t smoke at Christmas parties

This was the appeal of New Vois Association of the Philippines (Nvap) President Emer Rojas saying spending Christmas parties smoke-free does not only adhere to having a healthy lifestyle, but will also shield family members against the deadly secondhand
Business Mirror (ph)
added Dec 11, 2016 16:23
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Do graphic health warnings on cigarette packs work?

Graphic health warnings are effective in prompting smokers who buy on per-stick basis to think about the dangers of smoking, which in turn, is associated with increased intention to quit smoking. This is among the findings of a study conducted by resear
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Dec 10, 2016 00:31
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] CHANCO: New tobacco tax being railroaded

There is apparently a mighty strong lobby for a bill that calls for the retention of the two tier system for taxing tobacco. No less than the Speaker, the Deputy Speakers and the Majority Floor Leader are spearheading the bill’s approval. The bill threa
Philippine Star (ph)
added Dec 10, 2016 00:32
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] Multinationals launch 50 lawsuits worth $31b against Asian nations

"Despite the ultimate failure of the case for Philip Morris, it illustrates the risk of ISDS when it comes to the state's ability to enact legislation for the benefit of its citizens," the report stated.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Dec 9, 2016 14:18
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] JTI Certified Number One Top Employer in Asia Pacific

has once again been officially certified as number one Top Employer in Asia Pacific. This recognition was confirmed during an awards ceremony held in Singapore today. Seven offices and factories were certified in six countries: Malaysia, Armenia, Azerbaij
PR Newswire
added Dec 9, 2016 04:30
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Railroaded cigarette tax bill slammed

Health groups yesterday lambasted members of the Lower House who railroaded a bill aimed at retaining the two-tier excise tax system for tobacco products next year instead of sticking to the scheduled shift to a unitary rate. In a statement, Action on S
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Dec 8, 2016 02:53
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] JT making questionable political donations in bid to stop tobacco tax hike

allegedly providing donations to politicians "in return for favors." This article tries to shed light on JT's behind-the-scenes maneuvering in a society where antismoking is the mainstream stance.
Sentaku Magazine (jp)
added Apr 23, 2017 13:31
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[Asia-pacific, Vietnam] Campaign launched against secondhand smoke

Việt Nam Women’s Union, in coordination with Việt Nam Tobacco Control Fund (Ministry of Health), officially launched a communication campaign on the harmful effects of secondhand smoke at a ceremony yesterday in Hà Nội. The campaign, titled "Protect your
Viet Nam News (vn)
added Dec 7, 2016 02:29
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