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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Seoul cracks down on subway exit smokers

People who smoke within 10 meters of the exits can be fined up to 100,000 won ($90). The city government launched a crackdown on offenders Thursday, with 19 officers patrolling exits from now until Sept. 9, Yonhap news agency reported.
Korea Times (kr)
added Sep 1, 2016 16:11

[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Tax agency probes PMI, BAT

Korean tax authorities have begun an intensive special tax investigation into two foreign tobacco manufacturers for evading taxes on cigarettes produced before last year‘s tax hike, but sold after the raise, industry watchers said. For the past few mont
Korea Herald (kr)
added Aug 30, 2016 13:20

[Asia-pacific] Thailand's Smoking Ban In Taxis Set To Kick Off Sept 1

A total ban on smoking in all taxis running across Thailand will be effective on Sept 1, with violators to be fined up to 2,000 baht each
BERNAMA (Malaysian National News Agency) (my)
added Sep 1, 2016 16:43

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] So what is holding up the commercialization of tobacco by-products?

Tobacco scrap has been found to be an effective mollouscide, meaning it is a cheap alternative in controlling farm snails that eat palay at the start of the cropping season. One research has also shown that tobacco scarp can be used as alternative organi
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added Aug 31, 2016 13:42

[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Philip Morris, British American Tobacco under probe over alleged tax evasion

Cigarette makers are said to have raked in tens of millions of dollars in so-called inventory profit by keeping products shipped out before 2015 in stock and selling them after the tax hike for a huge gain. According to the sources, the National Tax Ser
Korea Times (kr)
added Aug 30, 2016 12:33

[Asia-pacific] Are you a Malaysian looking to quit smoking? Here's how

The Tobacco Quitline, a telephone facility offering comprehensive smoking cessation service, was launched today. The launch of the joint initiative by Johnson & Johnson Malaysia and Universiti Sains Malaysia was witnessed by Deputy Health Minister Datuk S
New Straits Times (my)
added Aug 29, 2016 21:30

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] National scene: Schools to put danger of smoking in curriculum

In an effort to make students aware of the dangers of tobacco and deterring them from smoking, Culture and Education Minister Muhadjir Effendi plans to include information on the dangers of smoking in the school curriculum, starting from elementary school
Jakarta Post (id)
added Aug 29, 2016 15:28

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Graphic warnings help reduce smoking – US study

GRAPHIC warnings printed on cigarette packs about the dangerous effects of smoking have encouraged more smokers to reduce smoking or quit the habit altogether than text-only warnings, a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina has fou
Manila Times (ph)
added Aug 29, 2016 21:30

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Government prodded on PH-wide smoking ban

“We are hopeful that a comprehensive nationwide smoke-free policy be adopted soon in order to provide immediate protection to the people’s health against the ills brought by smoking,” said New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) President Emer Roj
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Aug 28, 2016 20:17
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] All national parks to 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.
Daily Express (my)
added Aug 28, 2016 20:06
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