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[Asia-pacific, Japan] After resistance from ruling LDP, health ministry waters down planned smoking rules at eateries and bars

The health ministry has drastically relaxed its planned regulations on indoor smoking at restaurants, after a plan to tolerate smoking only at small eateries and bars met with opposition from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, government sources said Th
Japan Times (jp)
added Nov 16, 2017 15:54

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Mother believes her baby’s serious lung infection came from secondhand smoke at restaurant

Word. Is it time yet for Kuala Lumpur to join the ranks of London, New York, Paris and uh… Singapore and take our smoking away from poor little baby lungs?
Coconuts Media (hk)
added Nov 15, 2017 01:59

[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] KT&G launches e-cigarette brand to take on foreign rivals

Korea’s top tobacco company KT&G announced on Nov. 7 the launch its new heat-not-burn cigarette, also known as e-cigarette, Lil to take on its foreign rivals who have been gaining market share. The e-cigarettes will be available starting Nov. 20 at all G
The Investor (kr)
added Nov 13, 2017 19:21

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines] Cigarette smuggling gouges Asia's taxes, anti-smoking drive

With Asia facing potentially debilitating health care costs related to high rates of smoking, many countries have been trying to curb tobacco consumption by increasing taxes. But this seems to have backfired by triggering an upswing in smuggling that has
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Nov 13, 2017 16:00

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Tobacco biz boosts LT Group profit to P6.83B

Tycoon Lucio Tan-led LT Group Inc. (LTG) posted a 9-percent year-on-year growth in net profit to P6.83 billion in the nine months to September period, driven mostly by higher earnings from its tobacco business. The tobacco business under PMFTC Inc. acco
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Nov 12, 2017 01:50

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Chee Hong Tat accuses Leon Perera of ‘false charges’ over Parliament video

Mr Chee questioned if Mr Perera had “any interest to declare” and if Henkel, which he said was a key manufacturer of adhesives for cigarettes, was a client of the Spire Group, of which Mr Perera is chief executive. Mr Perera said he rejected “in the stro
TODAYonline (sg)
added Nov 11, 2017 21:01

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] Social Watch PH seeks unitary hike of tobacco sin tax at maximum level

Social Watch Philippines urged the Philippine Senate on Wednesday to approve legislation for a unitary increase of tobacco sin tax at the maximum level. This, said SWP, should be a deliberate action to curb smoking especially among the youth, decrease hea (TV 5) (ph)
added Nov 11, 2017 21:01

[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Parliament endorses tax hike for e-cigarettes

Korea’s parliament passed a bill on Nov. 9 to raise the tax on heat-not-burn tobacco products, or e-cigarettes, amid a lingering dispute over whether they should be treated differently from conventional cigarettes.
The Investor (kr)
added Nov 10, 2017 18:31
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] XU: MOH’s adverseness against alternative tobacco products is “religious” in nature against scientific fact and logic

The amendments to the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Act which have been approved by Parliament on Tuesday will see an introduction of a ban for people from buying, using and owning imitation tobacco products, such as e-cigarettes, e-cigars
The Online Citizen (TOC) (sg)
added Nov 10, 2017 16:55

[Asia-pacific, Thailand] Phuket's Patong Beach starts enforcing no-smoking rules

Patong City Administration Organisation on Tuesday opened the smoking areas in order to encourage the people not to smoke and drop cigarette butts on the beach, and instead support the department's new policy. Patong Beach is among the first 24 beaches
AsiaOne (sg)
added Nov 9, 2017 18:41
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