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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Cigarette volume surge questions gov't's anti-smoking policy

The government's initiative to help more people go cold turkey through a cigarette price hike has turned out to be in vain, as the number of cigarette packs produced here and imported in the first quarter of this year increased 60 percent year-on-year, d
Korea Times (kr)
added Jul 11, 2016 17:40
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[Asia-pacific, Burma/Myanmar, China] With return of Big Tobacco to Myanmar, smoking rates on the rise

Since the return of Big Tobacco to Myanmar en masse in 2013, smoking rates have increased markedly. Tobacco control experts warn that the firms’ sophisticated strategies are likely to push more people into the clutches of addiction
Southeastern Globe (kh)
added Jul 11, 2016 21:18
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Smoker jailed for stabbing man who told him off

Tay was yesterday jailed for eight months... A district court heard that Mr Yue and his friend Deng Jung Gang, 45, were drinking at the coffee shop that evening when Tay started smoking... Tay, a regular patron of the coffee shop, turned himself in the n
Straits Times (sg)
added Jul 8, 2016 18:56
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[Asia-pacific] LEVITZ: If Hillary Clinton Picks Elizabeth Warren, the TPP Is Dead

As Warren notes, the authors of the TPP implicitly acknowledged the threat that ISDS poses to public-health regulations by barring tobacco companies from accessing the process. (If ISDS posed no risk to reasonable public-health regulations, there would b
New York Magazine
added Jul 8, 2016 18:53
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] 'Smoking cafes' light up controversy

The new cafés do not serve customers but give them paper cups so they can get coffee from vending machines. This allows the venues to be licensed under food vending laws ― not as a restaurant ― avoiding the ban on chairs and tables in smoking lounges. T
Korea Times (kr)
added Jul 8, 2016 12:34
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Odd-job worker jailed for stabbing man who took a picture of him smoking

An odd-job worker returned to a coffeeshop and stabbed a man who had earlier taken a photograph and chided him for smoking... Tay started smoking at a table beside them. Upset by his actions, Mr Yue took a photograph of Tay with his mobile phone before c
Straits Times (sg)
added Jul 7, 2016 13:22
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[Asia-pacific, Guam] Governor criticized for vetoing tobacco access legislation

Members of Youth for Youth Live and the author of the legislation that proposed to increase the age for legal access to tobacco in Guam from 18 to 21 reacted quickly to the governor’s veto of Bill 141-33. Vice Speaker Benjamin Cruz, author of the bill, o
postguam.com (gu)
added Jul 4, 2016 17:39
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] North Korean leader smokes at school

In images provided by Korean Central Television (KCT), Kim is seen smoking in a gym and in a classroom while touring a middle school in Pyongyang....In the anti-smoking campaign video ...women said smokers were "rude" and had "no common sense."
Korea Times (kr)
added Jul 4, 2016 17:17
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[Asia-pacific, Micronesia] Calvo vetoes bill to raise Guam legal age to buy tobacco products

In his veto letter, Calvo said the “government is not a nanny” and that island lawmakers don’t have the right to tell Guam residents old enough to serve in the military, vote, marry and have children “that they can’t buy a pack of cigarettes.”
Pacific Daily News (gu)
added Jul 1, 2016 21:09
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[Asia-pacific, China, Macau] GAMING EMPLOYEES OPPOSE SMOKING LOUNGES

In the letter, the AGP writes that “it is unacceptable to us, the casino employees to allow the existence of smoking lounges in the casinos… we come to work, not to sell our [lives].” According to AGP vice president Lei Man Chao, the association currentl
Macau Daily Times (mo)
added Jul 1, 2016 20:57
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