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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Graphic Images to be Added on Tobacco Packets to Lower Korea’s Smoking Rate

Starting on December 23, appalling graphic images will be added to cigarette packets in a dire attempt to cut down the country's smoking rate. These graphic photos will give smokers a closer and clearer look at the possible effects of longtime smoking. Th
Korea Portal
added Dec 16, 2016 18:41

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] No smoking zones policy in S’wak needs study, says asst minister

Proper studies must be done before no smoking zones can be enforced in coffee shops, public toilets and open spaces, according to Assistant Minister for Local Government, Penguang Manggil. “The implications must be studied. Otherwise, it may backfire,” he (my)
added Dec 16, 2016 16:36

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Unitary tax rate for cigarette brands unreasonable

A unitary tax rate for all cigarette brands is unreasonable, House ways and means committee chairman Dakila Cua of Quirino said on Thursday. Cua was referring to the House Bill (HB) 4144, which seeks to retain the two-tier structure at present as provid
Manila Times (ph)
added Dec 14, 2016 21:41

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] House approves cigarette tax hike

The new rates under Bill 4144 are P32 per pack for cigarettes with a retail price of up to P11.50 and P36 for those selling above P11.50 per pack. Under the present law, a single rate of P30 per pack regardless of the retail price will be imposed starti
Philippine Star (ph)
added Dec 14, 2016 16:48

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Court puts end to tobacco expansion plan

The Supreme Court has annulled a government road map designed to boost national tobacco production, ruling that the plan is incompatible with child protection and public health, among other concerns. A 2015 Industry Ministry regulation on the tobacco ro
Jakarta Post (id)
added Dec 14, 2016 16:44

[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Graphic images aim to cut Korea's smoking rate

Tobacco makers in Korea will have to add an "appalling" element to cigarette packets from Dec. 23: graphic photos or images highlighting the deadly risk of smoking. Products showing the graphic images are expected to go on sale in late January or Februa
Korea Times (kr)
added Dec 13, 2016 23:38

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Supreme Court Grants Lawsuit on Cigarette Production

ordered the Industrial Minister to repeal the Regulation because it is considered to be in contradiction with five higher laws and regulations....Tobacco Control stated that the increase will indirectly increase public consumption of cigarettes. Nina said
Tempo (id)
added Dec 13, 2016 19:15

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Smoke-free Christmas parties pushed

Antitobacco advocates are urging the public to keep their Christmas parties smoke-free by steering clear of cigarettes altogether. “As we go to our string of Christmas get-togethers and parties, let us keep them smoke-free. It will not only be a good gi
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Dec 12, 2016 06:34
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Cancer victims: Don’t smoke at Christmas parties

This was the appeal of New Vois Association of the Philippines (Nvap) President Emer Rojas saying spending Christmas parties smoke-free does not only adhere to having a healthy lifestyle, but will also shield family members against the deadly secondhand
Business Mirror (ph)
added Dec 11, 2016 16:23

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] CHANCO: New tobacco tax being railroaded

There is apparently a mighty strong lobby for a bill that calls for the retention of the two tier system for taxing tobacco. No less than the Speaker, the Deputy Speakers and the Majority Floor Leader are spearheading the bill’s approval. The bill threa
Philippine Star (ph)
added Dec 10, 2016 00:32
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