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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Smoker at 17, cancer patient at 24

Muhammad Faid started smoking at age 17 and smoked five sticks a day with his friends. He is now 24 and is one of the youngest patients to have been diagnosed with oral cancer. He is now undergoing chemotherapy at Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL). Although th
AsiaOne (sg)
added Sep 1, 2017 01:01
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Reject the ‘kiddie ciggie pack’ proposal — Wafiq

The International Women’s Alliance for Family and Quality Education (Wafiq) abhors the proposal made by tobacco companies to the government to re-introduce small packs of cigarettes in Malaysia. The illegal tobacco trade is by no means a justification fo
Malay Mail (my)
added Aug 31, 2017 15:52
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[Asia-pacific] Asia's smoking addiction

Male smoking rate is high in Asian countries, with Indonesian men ranked the world's top smokers as 76% of them smoke. According to the WHO estimates tobacco kills around 6 million people annually around the globe causing a damage of trillions of dollar
The Nation (th)
added Aug 31, 2017 15:37
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] CHEN: Cigarette small packs: A possible solution to a serious problem? — Danny Chen

As bizarre as it may appear to be, I asked my smoker friends...said that firstly, they wanted to buy legal brands – if the price was right. They are just where they are because they cannot afford a pack that’s RM17. But crucially, if the number of sticks
Malay Mail (my)
added Aug 30, 2017 14:47
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Anti-smoking NGO slams coffee shop owners over kiddie packs

Malaysian Council for Tobacco Control (MCTC) has criticised those calling for the government to reintroduce “kiddie packs”, that is, cigarette packs containing fewer than 20 sticks. MCTC was responding to a call by an association representing coffee shop
FreeMalaysiaToday.com (my)
added Aug 30, 2017 14:44
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Tobacco makers push for return of small packs

In a rare interview with the managing directors of both BAT Malaysia and JT International Bhd (JTI Malaysia), they said that over the last couple of months the two companies and Philip Morris (M) Sdn Bhd — which together control 95% of the legal tobacco
The Edge (my)
added Aug 30, 2017 14:43
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Council: No reason to bring back 'kiddie' cig packs

Malaysian Council for Tobacco Control (MCTC) has dismissed claims that smaller “kiddie” cigarette packs would help curb the sales of illicit cigarettes. In a statement on Wednesday, the MCTC said that the reasons given in reports for the proposal of brin
The Star (my)
added Aug 30, 2017 14:39
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] LETTER: An offence to give tobacco to those under 18

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) takes a serious view of errant retailers who sell tobacco to youngsters, as well as individuals who give tobacco to them. The HSA will not hesitate to take strict deterrent action against them.
Straits Times (sg)
added Aug 29, 2017 09:01
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Back on feet after lung cancer scare

Mr Cheong decided to quit smoking and try immunotherapy. He recalled: "The nurse showed me the liquid drained from my chest cavity. "It had a layer of oil and smelled of cigarette smoke, even though I had not smoked after being admitted to hospital. That
Straits Times (sg)
added Aug 29, 2017 09:01
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Health-certification program tied to bank loans may get stiffer requirements on passive smoking

A panel advising the government might propose stiffening requirements for preventing secondhand smoke exposure for companies that want to be certified as health-conscious businesses, it has been learned.
Japan Times (jp)
added Aug 28, 2017 02:15
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