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[Asia-pacific, Vietnam] Exposure to secondhand smoke drops in Việt Nam: new report

Việt Nam has seen a remarkable reduction in the exposure rate to secondhand smoke (SHS) over the past decade, an official has said. The news was revealed on Wednesay to participants at a conference on conducting tobacco harm-reduction activities in 2016.
Viet Nam News (vn)
added May 13, 2016 15:05
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[Asia-pacific] Indonesia tobacco plantations using child labour

Some of the world's best known tobacco companies have been accused of turning a blind eye to the exploitation of child labour in Indonesian plantations that serve as their suppliers. The tobacco industry employs about six million Indonesians. The figure
Al-Jazeera (qt)
added May 12, 2016 12:26
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[Asia-pacific, Macau] Galaxy boss hopes gov't greenlights smoking lounges

The chairman of casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd., Lui Che Woo, expressed his hopes that the SAR Government would not implement a full smoking ban in local casinos and would allow casinos to set up smoking lounges, according to Hong Kong med
Macau Business Daily (mo)
added May 12, 2016 03:44
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] Canada: Plain Packaging For Tobacco Products

Plain packaging in this context means that tobacco company brand elements consisting of colours, logo and design elements of the brand will not be allowed to be used on product packaging. However, there are potential conflicts between government and suppl
Mondaq
added May 12, 2016 02:13
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[Asia-pacific] HUDSON: The Dangers of Free Trade Agreements: TTIP’s Threat to Europe’s Elderly

Last week the European Court of Justice upheld the 2014 Tobacco Products Directive... But the tobacco companies vowed to fight back, and the TTIP is now their major hope.
CounterPunch
added May 11, 2016 19:54
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Vaping hits low point, it was a passing trend

The nation’s vaping industry has hit a low point with no new first-time buyers recorded last week. Last October, there were 800,000 vapers but this dropped to 200,000 earlier this month in what is believed to be the result of the Health Ministry’s efforts
FreeMalaysiaToday.com (my)
added May 10, 2016 13:47
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South, Philippines] JTI to stop making cigarettes in Korea

(JTI) has decided to stop producing cigarettes in Korea...This is not to pay a 40 percent tariff imposed on imported cigarette goods. But the company has opted to produce cigarettes abroad, probably in its Philippine plant, and bring them to Korea, even
Korea Times (kr)
added May 9, 2016 13:58
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Indonesia] 'Sin tax' on palm oil and plain packaging on tobacco — Iman Pambagyo

if the plain packaging policy on tobacco is found to be justified under the WTO agreements, nothing will prevent the same from being applied to any other product believed to be harmful to human health or the environment.
Malay Mail (my)
added May 8, 2016 17:44
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] MOVE: Vaping helps you quit smoking

Smokers should be “encouraged” to switch to e-cigarettes as an alternative to smoking because “the public can be reassured that e-cigarettes are much safer than smoking”. This is the avowed viewpoint of the Malaysian Organisation of Vape Entities (MOVE),
Rakyat Post (my)
added May 8, 2016 16:44
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Four Chinese Nationals Jailed In S'pore For Peddling Contraband Cigarettes On Wechat

SINGAPORE: Four Chinese nationals have been jailed in recent weeks for peddling contraband cigarettes on WeChat, said Singapore Customs in a press release on Friday. China's Xinhua news agency reported taht 26-year-old Zhang Daolong was sentenced to five
Malaysian Digest (my)
added May 6, 2016 19:28
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