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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Tobacco costs to go up soon but smokers undeterred

The 10 per cent increase to the tobacco excise tax is likely to push up the price of a pack of cigarettes by around a dollar. But this is unlikely to encourage smokers to give up the habit, a straw poll by The New Paper shows. Of the 30 people aged fro
The New Paper Online (sg)
added Feb 21, 2018 23:29
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] LETTER: Don't make a case for vaping

Do we need to study the habit for a few decades just to simply produce concrete evidence that chronic vaping causes irreparable harm, when there are so many precedents that show addiction and chronic abuse are almost always detrimental to health?
Straits Times (sg)
added Feb 21, 2018 23:28
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Health ministry to drop passive smoking targets from anti-cancer plan

The targets were in the second plan that ran from fiscal 2012 to 2016, but will be left out of the third in line with a draft revision of the Health Promotion Act, which does not include a blanket ban on smoking in public spaces but states only that "unw
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Feb 21, 2018 00:44
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[Asia-pacific] Singapore Budget 2018: Tax hike kicks in for all tobacco products

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced that firms will have to pay more in taxes to sell tobacco in Singapore, in a push to discourage people from smoking. A 10 per cent increase in excise duty for all tobacco products is the latest in a slew of init
Straits Times (sg)
added Feb 20, 2018 20:35
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines, UK] DOH urged: Endorse vaping

Prof. John Newton, director for Health Improvement of Public Health England (PHE), said vaping was found to be “95 percent less harmful” than cigarette smoking. PHE recommended that e-cigarettes, alongside nicotine replacement therapies, be made availa
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Feb 20, 2018 00:13
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] DOH urged to open online reporting system for smoking ban violators

(DOH) was urged today by an anti-smoking group to create an online reporting system for those who are violating the smoking ban. New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) president Emer Rojas said their group is hoping that DOH will be more proacti
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Feb 18, 2018 05:06
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] PH vapers hail US FDA paper on nicotine

Vapers in the Philippines hailed a recent policy paper from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stating that nicotine, although not totally risk-free, was not directly responsible for fatal lung and heart diseases. In a recently published paper, t
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Feb 14, 2018 16:54
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] A neighbor’s smoke is toxic—especially to children

Bottom line, unless your complex is completely smoke-free, you and your family could be in danger. Secondhand smoke has over 7,000 chemicals—70 of which are cancer causing— and even brief exposure to it is toxic. You do so much to protect your family.
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Feb 13, 2018 17:47
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore, UK, USA] ZANNIA: Public Health England’s latest report re-affirms findings of e-cigarettes being significantly less harmful than conventional cigarettes

Singapore bans e-cigarettes Ministry of Health (MOH) of Singapore has announced earlier that new prohibitions on the purchase, use and possession of emerging and imitation tobacco products will come into force starting from 1 February 2018.
The Online Citizen (TOC) (sg)
added Feb 12, 2018 13:24
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Experts’ advice on e-cigarettes pushed

It also recommended that e-cigarettes be made available in hospitals in the United Kingdom for those who wish to quit smoking. “Listen to the experts. It is time for the Department of Health to look into this report so that they can recommend e-cigaret
Business Mirror (ph)
added Feb 12, 2018 06:45
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