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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Shisha ban takes its toll on eateries

Time has run out for establishments here that have shisha tobacco on the menu to phase it out and find other business models. From Monday, they will have to stop serving shisha....say shisha was their main offering and that they have not been able to fin
Straits Times (sg)
added Jul 28, 2016 13:43
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Minjoo Party leader slams tax hike on cigarettes

urged the government to roll back a tax increase on cigarettes, criticizing the measure as a veiled attempt to collect more money by exploiting health concerns. The Minjoo Party of Korea’s chairman Rep. Kim Chong-in called for the “readjustment” of the
Korea Herald (kr)
added Jul 27, 2016 14:28
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] High tobacco tax means low happiness, acute corruption: report

The higher the share of tobacco taxes in a country’s total revenue, the lower its people’s sense of happiness and perception of corruption, a study said Wednesday. The Korea Federation of Taxpayers and Rep. Yun Ho-jung of the opposition Minjoo Party of
Korea Times (kr)
added Jul 27, 2016 14:18
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[Asia-pacific] Strict laws for Malaysia

E-CIGARETTES should be strictly regulated as a pharmaceutical product... Dismissing the concerns of pro-vaping groups that legislating e-cigs as a pharmaceutical product will push up costs and make them inaccessible to smokers who want to quit, Dr Abdul
The Star (my)
added Jul 27, 2016 13:07
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[Asia-pacific, Vietnam] Is TPP a public health threat?

Mary Sunta...addressed the issue at a workshop on the impacts of TPP on public health held in Ha Noi yesterday. “As far as I am concerned, there are seven chapters in the TPP vulnerable to any challengers of the tobacco industry,” Sunta said.
Vietnam Net
added Jul 26, 2016 14:00
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, UK] Trans-Pacific Partnership provisions 'questionable', says Productivity Commission

Philip Morris used an ISDS provision in the Hong Kong-Australia bilateral investment treaty...“As it was resolved on a technicality, and costs are apparently yet to be recovered, this success should not be taken as an indication that ISDS is essentially h
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 26, 2016 13:53
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] RI needs to learn from Uruguay’s int’l tobacco lawsuit

Uruguay’s victory also showed that a country protecting the health of its citizens takes priority over a tobacco company’s trading rights...Yet, Indonesia in teaming up with Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Ukraine, is mimicking the behavior of
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jul 26, 2016 13:15
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] The Rakyat Post Proposal: No job offers for smokers

A Kedah state executive councillor today proposed that only candidates who do not smoke be considered for employment in the public or private sectors. Datuk Dr Leong Yong Kong, who is in charge of the health portfolio, said this condition could be a prel
Rakyat Post (my)
added Jul 25, 2016 20:24
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Kedah Exco: Give jobs only to non-smokers

Dr Leong Yong Kong, who is in charge of the health portfolio, said this condition could be a prelude to efforts to stop the smoking habit and inculcate a healthy lifestyle among the workforce. “If this proposal is approved, people will have the notion th
FreeMalaysiaToday.com (my)
added Jul 25, 2016 20:18
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] Trade & Assistance Review 2014-15 (PDF)

caution should continue to be exercised about inclusion of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions in trade agreements. The ISDS avenue was one of three avenues of dispute by the tobacco companies (and supporting countries). The Constitutio
Australian Government: Productivity Commission (au)
added Jul 25, 2016 19:27
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