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[Asia-pacific] Health ministry to put off anti-secondhand smoke measures in Japan

stiff resistance from some within the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) against the ministry's plans for an extensive ban on smoking in restaurants and bars held up the entire policy. Instead, the anti-cancer plan is set to be endorsed through a Cabi
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Sep 8, 2017 15:06
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Not ‘kiddie pack’ but mini pack, and there are reasons: Tobacco firms (corrected)

TOBACCO companies have said there are reasons for introducing small cigarette packs in Malaysia. Responding to The Star, they also pointed out that these were not “kiddie packs”, but smaller packs of 10 sticks.
The Star (my)
added Sep 7, 2017 15:34
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Tobacco output seen falling below 50,000 MT

Philippine tobacco output this year may not reach 50,000 metric tons (MT), as the decline in the demand for cigarettes discouraged farmers from planting the cash crop, the National Tobacco Administration (NTA) said on Wednesday.
Business Mirror (ph)
added Sep 7, 2017 01:58
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[Asia-pacific, Hong Kong, Taiwan] Cigarette warnings lack scare factor, experts say

The difference in the number of people who smoke in Taiwan (3 million) compared with Hong Kong (640,000) might be due to the difference in the sizes of warning labels on packaging, they said at the Tobacco Hazard and Prevention Forum for Cross-strait Loc
Taipei Times (tw)
added Sep 7, 2017 01:05
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Retailers to petition government for return of smaller cigarette packs

About 40,000 sundry goods merchants and coffee shop owners have signed a petition calling on the government to have smaller packs of cigarettes reintroduced as they believe it will help to address the illicit cigarette trade problem and reduce cigarette c
The Edge (my)
added Sep 6, 2017 16:18
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Divided over ‘kiddie pack’

Ongoing debate: Four national associations voiced their support for restoring kiddie packs, claiming that the move would contribute to curbing the illegal cigarette trade.
The Star (my)
added Sep 6, 2017 03:13
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Traders and restaurateurs: Bring back kiddie ciggie packs

A coalition of four national associations have declared their support for the proposal to reintroduce the 10-stick cigarette pack, claiming that the move will curb the illegal trade and help smokers kick the habit. In a statement Tuesday, the groups said
The Star (my)
added Sep 5, 2017 17:48
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] In Jambi, people smoking in public places may face hefty fines

The Jambi administration is working on programs to publicize a newly passed bylaw that prohibits smoking in public places. Taking effect on Sept.1, the bylaw imposes a Rp 100,000 (US$7.50) fine on anyone found guilty of smoking in public places. Jambi
Jakarta Post (id)
added Sep 4, 2017 22:21
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[Asia-pacific] Chain-smoking children: Indonesia's ongoing tobacco epidemic

"The problem is big," Pulungan said, adding that smoking has been an issue in Indonesia for more than 40 years. "But it's getting worse." He believes that in addition to peer influence, the root causes of the epidemic include advertising, lack of laws --
CNN
added Sep 4, 2017 03:46
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[Asia-pacific] Restoring 'kiddie pack' cigarette 'a step backward' - Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society

"Referring to the Malaysia Singapore Coffee Shop Proprietor’s General Association’s suggestion to restore pack sizes to less than 20 sticks to the Malaysian market in order to reduce circulation of illegal cigarettes, the MPS adopts a grave view of this
The Edge (my)
added Sep 4, 2017 03:42
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