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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] SPAD to probe bus driver for using cellphone, smoking while on duty

The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) has begun investigating an express bus driver who was caught on camera using a mobile phone and smoking while driving. SPAD said in a statement yesterday its enforcement officers had recorded statements from the
Rakyat Post (my)
added Dec 29, 2016 00:34
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[Asia-pacific, Taiwan] Smoking to be banned at all Taipei bus stops from Jan. 1

This will expand an existing ban that currently applies to 155 bus stops on 15 dedicated bus lanes. However, no penalty will be imposed until March 1, when violators will be subject to a fine of between NT$2,000 (US$62.24) and NT$10,000, the department
Focus Taiwan
added Dec 27, 2016 01:34
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Malay Mail Online Police to probe videos of man using phone, smoking while driving express bus (VIDE

Police will investigate the videos showing an express bus driver using a mobile phone and smoking while driving to the Tangkak toll Plaza from Kuala Lumpur which have gone viral over the Internet today.
Malay Mail (my)
added Dec 27, 2016 01:33
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[Asia-pacific, China] Hong Kong to press ahead with cigarette packaging reform

to increase warnings that “smoking kills”, despite opposition from the tobacco industry, a leading health official said on Saturday. Cigarette packaging has remained the same since 2007 and it was time for the government to overhaul packaging, Undersecret
South China Morning Post
added Dec 26, 2016 16:26
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Coffee shops uphold DBKU call with no-smoking zone

In a win-win compromise to the initial DBKU call for a smoking ban on all coffee shops in its jurisdiction, a compromise was struck up between the Kuching Coffeeshop and Restaurant Owners’ Association and the Kuching North City Commission (DBKU). It will
Borneo Post (my)
added Dec 23, 2016 19:08
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Anti-smoking testimonial ads testify to a smoker's cancer, and regret

“I lost one third of my tongue. After 32 years of smoking, I came down with oral cancer,” said Lim Hyeon-yong (55, not his real name), who appears in a testimonial-style anti-smoking advertisement that began showing on South Korean broadcasters on Dec. 2
The Hankyoreh (kr)
added Dec 26, 2016 18:35
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] 8 Indonesians arrested for allegedly peddling contraband cigarettes

Local authorities have arrested eight Indonesian men for allegedly peddling duty-unpaid cigarettes and committing immigration offences. The suspects were apprehended at Yew Tee Industrial Estate during a joint operation between the Immigration & Checkpoi
AsiaOne (sg)
added Dec 23, 2016 20:22
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Kidney Damage in Kids

Researchers looked at test results for excessive protein in the urine (proteinuria) -- which is a sign of reduced kidney function -- in nearly 44,600 children in Japan who were followed until age 3. Among the mothers in the study, nearly 5 percent smoke
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Dec 23, 2016 00:38
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Cigarette packs to carry graphic health warnings

Starting Friday, graphic warnings about the harmful effects of smoking will be attached to cigarette packs...all cigarette packs sold here, including those sold at duty-free shops, must carry one of 10 designated full-color and disturbing photos with war
Korea Herald (kr)
added Dec 22, 2016 15:47
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Hiking tobacco excise alone won’t reduce smoking: Finance Ministry

The Finance Ministry doubts that the increase in tobacco excise can reduce the prevalence of smoking...said besides gradually increasing excise tax, educating people about the negative impact of smoking and preventing youths from purchasing tobacco produ
Jakarta Post (id)
added Dec 21, 2016 22:45
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