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[Asia-pacific] Editorial: Japan needs effort to avoid health damage from passive smoking

Restrictions are not enough. More customers and local residents should approve and support voluntary tobacco control programs by restaurants and bars. Each and every member of the public must share an awareness of the importance of stopping passive smoki
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Jul 20, 2018 02:32
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Cigarette sales down 1.6% in H1 on campaign, higher prices

Sales of cigarettes in Korea declined 1.6 percent in the first six months of the year compared to a year earlier, due to a government-led anti-smoking campaign and higher prices, data showed. Korean smokers purchased 1.68 billion 20-cigarette packs in
Korea Herald (kr)
added Jul 19, 2018 22:04
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] ‘Life or death’: Tokyo pub owners fear impact of tougher smoking laws

Under an anti-smoking ordinance adopted by the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly last month, the 73-year-old owner of a small udon (wheat noodles) restaurant in the Takadanobaba district will soon have to make a choice: declare the entire interior nonsmoking o
Japan Times (jp)
added Jul 19, 2018 21:17
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[Asia-pacific] 88% of Indonesians support increasing the price of cigarettes: survey

The National Commission on Tobacco Control and the Center for Social Security Studies at the University of Indonesia (PKIS-UI) recently conducted a survey of Indonesians, including representatives percentages of active smokers, former smokers and non-smo
Coconuts Media (hk)
added Jul 19, 2018 00:44
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[Asia-pacific] Japan’s watered-down smoking ban clears Diet

The Diet on Wednesday passed an amendment that will ban smoking in public facilities for the first time as the nation — long deemed a haven for smokers — scrambles to combat secondhand smoke in the lead-up to the 2020 Tokyo Games. The ban will be implem
Japan Times (jp)
added Jul 18, 2018 15:25
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Revised law still allows smoking in most bars and restaurants

Japan will host a far from smoke-free Olympics after watered-down revisions to the passive smoking law passed in the Upper House on July 18 let most bars and restaurants off the hook. The revision of the Health Promotion Law will permit smoking at eatin
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Jul 18, 2018 15:17
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Indonesia] EDITORIAL: Coughing at WTO's ruling

While other health-conscious nations push for tobacco control, Indonesia defends the industry’s interests on the pretext of protecting the 6 million people who make a living from the commodity — an excuse that countries like Thailand have proven to be la
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jul 18, 2018 14:21
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] WHO Targeting Businesses To Support 'Revolution Smoke-Free'

Across the Western Pacific Region, WHO invites all businesses to join a new campaign, “Revolution Smoke-Free”, and establish smoke-free workplaces in which everyone is free from tobacco smoke in their workplaces and beyond. “A smoke-free workplace is n
Malaysian Digest (my)
added Jul 18, 2018 00:47
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Church slams court ruling on total ban of cigarettes

Bishop Ruperto Santos said the July 5 decision by a regional trial court (RTC) ... The lawsuit was filed by Philippine Tobacco Institute (PTI), an organization of cigarette manufacturers. “We only seek that these [tobacco control] measures be consistent
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Jul 16, 2018 14:11
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[Asia-pacific, Hong Kong, Japan] Asian consumers push for right to use smoking alternatives

consumers have formed vape-advocacy organizations in Australia, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines and Thailand. The International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations, an umbrella group, is lobbying for change in places including Hong Ko
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Jul 15, 2018 19:36
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