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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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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Bad to bring back kiddie packs, says Lam Thye

The Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation senior vice-chairman said these packs were designed to be attractive to “low-consumption smokers, such as casual or social smokers, women and children”.
The Star (my)
added Sep 1, 2017 12:55
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[Asia-pacific] Singapore takes serious action against selling tobacco to minors

As Singapore takes a harsh stand against smoking, it is failing to differentiate between cigarettes, and safer alternatives such as e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.
Vaping Post (ch)
added Sep 1, 2017 12:53
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] LETTER: Tobacco convention bans sale of kiddie packs

THE Malaysian Council for Tobacco Control (MCTC) is a non-governmental organisation which aims to consolidate and coordinate tobacco control ... The proposal to reintroduce kiddie packs was mooted by lobbyists...to reintroduce the kiddie pack will be regr
The Star (my)
added Sep 1, 2017 01:58
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Cigarettes may have less nicotine in future

Cigarettes sold in Singapore may contain less nicotine in future, with the Ministry of Health (MOH) saying it is monitoring efforts in the United States to reduce the amount of the addictive drug allowed in each cigarette.
Straits Times (sg)
added Sep 1, 2017 01:02
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Less harmful? E-cigarettes have own toxins: Experts

While alternatives to conventional cigarettes, such as vapourisers, are often touted as being less harmful to health, experts said they come with their own cocktail of toxins. The importation, distribution and sale of vapourisers, including e-cigarettes
Straits Times (sg)
added Sep 1, 2017 01:02
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] 57-year-old man, who was smoking illegally, arrested for using criminal force against NEA officer

Four NEA officers spotted the man smoking under a covered walkway, where smoking is prohibited, at Woodlands Centre Road on Aug 8. They stopped the man, but he refused to give his particulars to the officers.
Straits Times (sg)
added Sep 1, 2017 01:01
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Frequent exposure to secondhand smoke raises chances of fatal artery disease: research

This is reportedly the first time that researchers have clarified the causal relationship between secondhand smoke and large artery illnesses. The team led by University of Tsukuba researchers has announced the finding in a U.S. science journal. From 198
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Sep 1, 2017 01:01
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