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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] MOHAMAD: Govt neglects child smokers, labor in tobacco industry

So even if the recent study of Human Rights Watch shows a large number of unprotected child workers in tobacco farming and the ever growing number of child smokers, the government shows no interest. So who will help them?
Jakarta Post (id)
added May 31, 2016 13:28
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] RAMADIANTO: Protecting our future from secondhand smoke

The government should put in place laws designed to protect everyone, including children, from SHS exposure and enforce them consistently. Arguably, the law tends to take its time catching up with scientific evidence, and even more so when the evidence c
Jakarta Post (id)
added May 31, 2016 13:27

[Asia-pacific] Nearly 30 million Vietnamese non-smokers are passive smokers

Cigarette smoke affects some 30 million non-smokers, especially women and children in Việt Nam, according to the Ministry of Health. Smoking is the main cause of lung cancer. Each year, Việt Nam witnesses an additional 20,000 cases of lung cancer and mor
Viet Nam News (vn)
added May 31, 2016 20:50

[Asia-pacific] Tobacco kills 150 persons every hour in South East Asia: WHO

Tobacco use continues to be a major public health issue across South East Asian region including India as it kills on an average around 150 persons every hour, WHO on Monday said, advocating making ‘plain packaging’, which involves removal of branding an
Doordarshan (in)
added May 31, 2016 13:16

[Asia, Asia-pacific] Cambodia tough on smokers

Phnom Penh Post reported that the Ministry of Health will run a campaign to explain recent legislation that bans smoking in public places. Once the campaign ends the law will be strictly enforced against smokers and establishments, mainly restaurants an
TTR Weekly (th)
added May 30, 2016 19:35

[Asia-pacific] Smoking lounges in Macau breach WHO convention

The Macau Association of Health Policy said in a statement that setting up smoking lounges in indoor public places or workplaces was a violation of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
Macau News (mo)
added May 30, 2016 19:25

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Slippery slope with alcohol health warnings, tobacco firm warns

JTI Malaysia expressed concern today that Putrajaya could impose “tobacco-style” regulations on other industries after Putrajaya mandated health warnings on alcohol products. JT International Berhad managing director Guilherme Silva said the regulatory r
Malay Mail (my)
added May 30, 2016 19:25

[Asia-pacific] 5 Million Malaysian Smokers Aged 18 And Above

The Health Ministry estimates smokers aged 18 and above in the country number a staggering five million. Malaysia's population currently is 28 million. Health deputy director-general (Public Health) Datuk Dr Lokman Hakim Sulaiman said the group contribut
Malaysian Digest (my)
added May 30, 2016 15:09

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Anti-smoking group urges Duterte to adopt plain-packed cigarettes

AN ANTI-SMOKING group called Monday on incoming president Rodrigo Duterte to back the international push for the adoption of plain and standardized packaging of tobacco products. In a statement, New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) president Em
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added May 30, 2016 15:02

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] IDRIS: CAP: Plain packaging for cigarettes a success in Australia

the way forward in tobacco control in Malaysia is to implement plain packaging as a way to render tobacco products packaging unglamorous, particularly to women and youths. It is obvious that the tobacco industry targets youth in their need to replace dead (my)
added May 30, 2016 14:40
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