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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] National parks will be non-smoking areas by year-end

The Health Ministry will gazette all national parks nationwide to be smoke-free zones by year-end...currently, 22 areas had been gazetted as smoke-free, including religious places, rest areas on the highways and education places, including universities.
BERNAMA (Malaysian National News Agency) (my)
added Aug 29, 2016 14:14
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[Asia-pacific] McConnell Comment on TPP Ends Obama's Chance to Close Deal

The Senate will not vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership this year because of “serious flaws” in the agreement, Majority LeaderMitch McConnell told a farm group, effectively ending President Barack Obama’s drive for congressional approval before he leav
Roll Call
added Aug 26, 2016 23:41
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Expensive cigarettes, why not? — Survey

around three-quarters of 1,000 respondents — including smokers — surveyed by the University of Indonesia’s (UI) Center for Health Economics and Policy Studies agreed that the price of cigarettes should be doubled, and the taxes raised used to fund the Nat
Jakarta Post (id)
added Aug 24, 2016 14:12
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Plan to raise price of smokes gets cheers

The plan, which has yet to have a specific schedule, has given new hope to anti-tobacco groups, which have despaired over the government’s protection of the industry. A public health expert from the University of Indonesia (UI), Hasbullah Thabrany, po
Jakarta Post (id)
added Aug 23, 2016 23:40
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] EDITORIAL: The endless fight against tobacco

Thabrany’s finding is just one of many voices that politicians and the government need to take into account, or else this nation will pay too high a price for failing to exercise tobacco control. Even if policymakers turn a deaf ear to the warnings, any
Jakarta Post (id)
added Aug 23, 2016 23:39
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Cigarette price hike may scare smokers: researcher

Plans to increase cigarette prices to Rp 50,000 (US$4) per pack from currently Rp 15,000, will be effective to reduce the number of smokers as it will be shock therapy for them, says a researcher. University of Indonesia's Demographic Institute research
Jakarta Post (id)
added Aug 23, 2016 22:00
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[Asia-pacific] A Package of Cigarettes to Cost IDR 50,000 in Indonesia?

The Finance Ministry of Indonesia will study whether the price of a package of cigarettes can be raised to IDR 50,000 (approx. USD $3.8), almost twice as high as the current average price of a package of cigarettes in Indonesia. The price hike would help
Indonesia Investments (nl)
added Aug 22, 2016 13:25
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[Asia-pacific] Obama Readies One Last Push for Trans-Pacific Partnership

Many Republicans and the tobacco industry object that the tobacco companies would be barred from using international trade tribunals to sue countries that restrict smoking.
New York Times
added Aug 22, 2016 01:07
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Government warned of cigarette price increase

The governments reported plan to significantly hike cigarette prices has sparked pros and cons reactions from various circles such as cigarette industries, lawmakers and other quarters. Chairman of the Indonesian White Cigarette Producers Association (Ga
Antara News (id)
added Aug 23, 2016 13:13
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Thirteen traders caught for selling cigarettes to minors

Thirteen traders were caught selling cigarettes to minors during raids conducted simultaneously in four states last week...Dr Lokman said the ministry had submitted the investigation papers to the respective state prosecutors, and hoped that possible lega
New Straits Times (my)
added Aug 19, 2016 18:48
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