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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Japan, South Korea face 'tipping point': Philip Morris CEO

is looking to begin talks with governments within five years on phasing out cigarettes. The time frame is based on projections of when users of new smoke-free devices could overtake traditional smokers in number in those two countries. "If you extrapolat
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Jul 17, 2017 14:02
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] WHO hit on e-cigarettes info

“Local anti-tobacco groups should realize that the WHO is not infallible and repeating wrong information on e-cigarettes will not make it correct,” said Tom Pinlac, president of The Vapers Philippines. “The WHO, which believes that the only way to red
Manila Standard (ph)
added Jul 16, 2017 15:30
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Smokers beware, so far only 5 designated smoking areas set up in Orchard Road

Also known as government-owned smoking areas, they are situated at Orchard Towers, Far East Plaza, Somerset MRT station, Cuppage Terrace and The Heeren. However, it was only in late June this year that tempered glass screens have been put up at the desi
Mothership.sg (sg)
added Jul 16, 2017 02:30
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] New designs of public smoking areas on trial

Smokers can light up within a partially boarded-up area at two locations in Orchard Road, as part of a study to examine the effectiveness of different designated smoking area (DSA) designs in reducing smoking activity in the vicinity. Since late June, sc
TODAYonline (sg)
added Jul 14, 2017 03:17
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Japan Tobacco offers to buy embattled Philippine rival for $890m

offered to buy beleaguered Philippine cigarette manufacturer Mighty and related assets for 45 billion pesos ($890 million), the Philippine Department of Finance said on Wednesday. The country's Bureau of Internal Revenue in May said Mighty owed 37.88 bil
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Jul 12, 2017 21:42
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Uncertainty surrounds implementation of Duterte’s smoking ban

“we have yet to see if its implementation will be good”. Despite the positive health benefits of the ban, anti-smoking advocacy group Health Justice Philippines estimates about 240 Filipinos still die a day — or 87,600 a year — due to smoking-related dis
AsiaPacificReport.nz (nz)
added Jul 12, 2017 09:23
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Sampoerna Inaugurates Solar Power Generation System in Karawang and Surabaya

Following the steps of its parent company Phillip Morris International (PMI), who are ranked among the top fast-moving consumer goods companies in terms of its environmental footprint, PT HM Sampoerna Tbk. (Sampoerna) have made great progress in contribu
New Kerala.com (in)
added Jul 12, 2017 03:43
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[Asia-pacific] LETTER: Smoking in public leaves even non-smokers in Hong Kong facing serious health risks

The government has laws in place but there needs to be efficient enforcement. When it comes to use of controlled substances like tobacco, there has to be a healthy modicum of respect on the part of users towards the health of non-users, and this is simpl
South China Morning Post
added Jul 11, 2017 16:57
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Health ministry to inspect new e-cigarettes for possible risks

Government authorities said Monday they will be examining the e-cigarette IQOS for any health risks starting next month. IQOS, a product that heats tobacco, went on sale locally in June. Its manufacturer, Philip Morris International, claims that it has
Korea Herald (kr)
added Jul 10, 2017 16:52
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[Asia-pacific] World’s tobacco firms are on a roll even as China market shrinks

Tobacco industry is bucking the declining consumption trend, although experts expect China to lead a new wave of volume decline as Beijing steps up its anti-smoking campaign amid increasing health concerns
South China Morning Post
added Jul 10, 2017 16:38
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