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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] RAZAK: My View - Tackle smoking under hudud?

it seems to be worsening. According to the Ministry of Health, as of April last year, the number of smokers among Malaysian men has shot up to 38% while for women it was 1.4%. This was revealed at the Kuala Lumpur Nicotine Addiction Conference by Deputy
Sun Daily (my)
added Jun 8, 2016 18:09

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Cancer victims hopeful of nationwide smoking ban

The country’s most active cancer survivor group advocating healthy lifestyle has expressed hopes that the Duterte administration would immediately enforce a nationwide ban smoking in public places. “We are hoping that incoming President Rodrigo Duterte, (TV 5) (ph)
added Jun 6, 2016 17:30

[Asia-pacific, Colorado] LETTER: Donna Nikanjam: Protect kids from tobacco

Congress, on behalf of the United States, must now decide whether to approve the agreement...I urge Congressman Jared Polis to support approval of the TPP and protect kids here in the U.S. and around the world from the harms of tobacco use.
Boulder (CO) Daily Camera
added Jun 14, 2016 13:34
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Activists demand bigger, scarier warnings on cigarette packs

The cigarette box replica had been installed by a group of around 200 young people who think cigarette companies have not been frank enough about the dangers of cigarette smoke to consumers in pictorial health warnings on cigarette packs. The young campa
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jun 6, 2016 13:38

[Asia-pacific] VIDEO: Indonesia tobacco: 600 smoking-related deaths every day

Health campaigns have so far had little effect in Indonesia, where nearly 600 die of smoking-related diseases every day - and the cigarette companies are trying to entice even more to light up. Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen reports.
Al Jazeera
added Jun 6, 2016 12:37

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Yogyakarta retailer awarded for quitting selling cigarettes

On Friday, the National Commission for Tobacco Control ( Komnas PT ) bestowed the accolade upon Noor, who refuses to sell cigarettes in the seven outlets of her supermarket chain Pamella in Yogyakarta. Noor said, however, that she would still be selling
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jun 4, 2016 12:19

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Smoking ban in parks catches some by surprise

A ban on smoking in parks at public housing estates that came into force on Wednesday was still news to some smokers yesterday... A 58-year-old worker in a fruit stall said he had lost track of where he could smoke. "It's very confusing, we can't smoke h
Straits Times (sg)
added Jun 4, 2016 01:04

[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Gender differences in the association between self-reported stress and cigarette smoking in Korean adolescents [FREE FULL TEXT]

This study found a statistically significant association between stress and smoking among Korean adolescents and this association was stronger in girls than boys. Further research is needed to understand more fully the link between stress and smoking in
BioMed Central (uk)
added Jun 4, 2016 12:29
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[Asia-pacific] SHAFFER: Oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Protect Public Health

The American Cancer Society is urging Congress to support the TPP...But the rest of the TPP still treats tobacco like other products, including for requirements that have proven problematic for public health in the past such as regulatory coherence. Tarif
Huffington Post (blog)
added Jun 4, 2016 00:56

[Asia-pacific] End of vaping in Hong Kong? Government plans to ban import and sale of e-cigarettes

A bill banning the import and sale of electronic cigarettes will be submitted to the Legislative Council in the next legislative session, a lawmaker revealed after meeting a top health official. Kwok Wai-keung of the Federation of Trade Unions said the pl
South China Morning Post
added Jun 3, 2016 16:56
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