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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Parliament: Minimum age to buy, use and sell tobacco products to be raised

Starting Jan 1, 2019, smokers need to be at least 19 years old before they are allowed to buy cigarettes, under a new law passed by Parliament on Tuesday (Nov 7). This new legal age - which is one year older than the current 18 - will subsequently be rai
Straits Times (sg)
added Nov 8, 2017 17:21
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Minimum age for smokers to be raised to 19 in 2019

It will then be raised progressively every January until 2021, when smokers have to be 21 before they can light up. Currently, the minimum age is 18. The amendments to the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Act, approved by Parliament yesterda
Straits Times (sg)
added Nov 7, 2017 22:21
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] TOH: Pragmatic approach to vices a welcome one

The law raises the minimum age for smoking in phases from 18 to 21, by 2021....Mr Ng and Non-Constituency MP Leon Perera posed probing questions on e-cigarettes, which they argued are less harmful than real cigarettes.
Straits Times (sg)
added Nov 7, 2017 22:21
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] British American Tobacco quits PH business

will close its Philippine operations by the end of December this year amid “difficult environment”... Manila Bulletin Business sources confirmed that BAT Philippines started winding down operations after Japan Tobacco International (JTI) acquired Mighty f
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Nov 7, 2017 05:36
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[Asia-pacific, Taiwan] Draft amendment aims to strengthen e-cigarette ban

government is planning to impose a more stringent ban on electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and enlarge health warning graphics on cigarette packets. Lawmakers and Cabinet officials at a coordination meeting between the Executive Yuan and the Democrati
Taipei Times (tw)
added Nov 6, 2017 15:29
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[Asia-pacific, Micronesia] Editorial: Guam should raise tax on tobacco products

A proposal to raise Guam's tax on tobacco products is a sensible public health intervention that could help save lives. Speaker Benjamin Cruz recently introduced legislation that would raise the tax on all tobacco products. Bill 199-34 proposes to incre
postguam.com (gu)
added Nov 4, 2017 15:39
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[Asia-pacific] More Japanese firms introducing anti-smoking measures, including incentives

Convenience store chain Lawson Inc. introduced an all-day ban on smoking at its head office and all regional offices in June with an eye toward lowering the ratio of smokers in its entire workforce by around 10 percentage points in fiscal 2018. The smoki
Japan Times (jp)
added Nov 4, 2017 15:27
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Farmers urge govt to control tobacco import

The Indonesian Tobacco Farmers Association (APTI) has called on the government to control the importation of tobacco to protect local farmers who have been heavily affected by the influx of imported tobacco. APTI chairman Agus Parmuji and the associatio
Jakarta Post (id)
added Nov 1, 2017 02:37
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] Japan Tobacco keen on expanding presence, eyes PH as ASEAN hub – Dominguez

which recently bought homegrown Mighty Corp. and allowed the latter to pay a P30-billion tax liability to the Philippine government, is keen on expanding its business in the country, according to Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III.
InterAksyon.com (TV 5) (ph)
added Nov 1, 2017 02:37
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] LETTER: Budget 2018 is the best way to break the smoking habit

The government must use the golden opportunity of the upcoming Budget 2018 announcement this week to address smoking addiction among Malaysians and the sale of cigarettes in the country. The issue can no longer be tolerated, as it will affect the health
Malaysiakini (my)
added Oct 31, 2017 01:58
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