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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Executive order sought vs smoking in public

Tobacco-control advocates are seeking the signing of an executive order (EO) that bans smoking in public places. Statistics show that 10 Filipinos die every hour because of tobacco-related diseases, including lung cancer, heart ailments, diabetes, erect
Manila Times (ph)
added Jan 15, 2017 19:34
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] SUNDAWA: Rise in tobacco excise won’t curb smoking ($$)

However, with about a 5 percent increase in annual inflation, and an annual increase in wages, the 10 percent hike in tobacco excise is not high enough. The cigarette price in Indonesia ranges between Rp 13,000 (about...
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jan 13, 2017 22:16
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Graphic warnings to have limited effects on KT&G

Beginning on Dec. 23, KT&G and three foreign producers here were required to have all cigarette packs carry one of 10 designated full-color and disturbing photos with warnings about the adverse effects of smoking. Convenience stores and some other retai
Korea Times (kr)
added Jan 13, 2017 22:37
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[Asia-pacific] 21 foreigners nabbed over illegal cigarettes in Singapore

The duo were among 21 foreign workers on work permits caught last year, for their involvement in duty-unpaid cigarette activities, said a media release from the Singapore Customs Thursday. In response to queries from The Straits Times, a spokesman said
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jan 13, 2017 22:36
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[Asia-pacific] Samoa Cancer Society welcomes new report on Tobacco Control

In its PATIS report for period 2007-2011, the Samoa Ministry of Health listed lung and cervical cancers as 2 of the 7 leading cancers (cervical cancer being classed as a smoking related cancer). This includes environmental tobacco smoke (also known as s
Talamua (ws)
added Jan 13, 2017 22:30
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] MYDIN: Do more to curb smoking, and vaping

“Health policies and programmes have the ability to either promote or violate human rights, including the right to health, depending on the way they are designed or implemented. “Taking steps to respect and protect human rights upholds the health sector’s
New Straits Times (my)
added Jan 13, 2017 16:36
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] DOH chief opposes bill on 2-tier cigarette tax

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial made a stand against the House bill seeking to impose a two-tier excise tax structure on cigarettes. "We have a number of health champions in Senate, and we're hoping that it will not push through in the Senate," Ubial said
Rappler (ph)
added Jan 13, 2017 16:26
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Solon seeks to institutionalize ban on tobacco advertisement

Fortun filed House Bill 4713, seeking to institutionalize a comprehensive ban on all forms of tobacco advertising, promotions and sponsorships (TAPS) in the country. The said bill seeks to prohibit the placing, posting, or displaying tobacco advertise
PHILIPPINE INFORMATION AGENCY (ph)
added Jan 13, 2017 16:25
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Hong Kong] Graphic health warning enlargement counterproductive to fight against illicit tobacco trade

Pollster Ipsos Hong Kong released in January a survey report on public perception of the black market cigarette trade. Commissioned by the Hong Kong United Against Illicit Trade (HKUAIT), the report interviewed about a thousand Hong Kong adult citizens
Harbour Times (hk)
added Jan 11, 2017 21:46
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] MOHAMED: Not much proof that e-cigarettes can help people stop smoking

the Institute of Public Health, Health Ministry, conducted a survey on the use of e-cigarettes among adolescents and adults in Malaysia (The Tobacco and E-cigarette Survey among Malaysia Adolescents and The National E-Cigarette Survey 2016). The results w
New Straits Times (my)
added Jan 11, 2017 13:44
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