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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Illegal cigarettes still in demand despite customs crackdown

The contraband cigarette market will continue to reap the benefits of the rising price in legally sold cigarettes, despite the increased enforcement by the customs department on the illicit trade. Taking into consideration the billions in lost revenue ow
FreeMalaysiaToday.com (my)
added Aug 23, 2017 15:21
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Health ministry rubbishes talk of ‘kiddie pack’ cigarettes

Minister Dr S Subramaniam said the ministry would not give approval for the sale of such packets as the law prohibits the sale of cigarettes in packs of less than 20 sticks. “The rumours of the ‘kiddie packs’ being sold are not true. The ministry has not
FreeMalaysiaToday.com (my)
added Aug 23, 2017 04:18
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Japan Tobacco to buy Philippine cigarette maker Mighty for $936 million

said on Tuesday it would buy the Philippines' No. 2 cigarette maker Mighty Corp for about $936 million, its second large deal in Southeast Asia this month as it deepens its push into emerging markets.
Reuters
added Aug 22, 2017 20:09
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] SANTIAGO: Kiddie packs: Government caves in to tobacco lobby?

Instead of pandering to the whims of tobacco lobbyists, the government must consult all stakeholders including the Health Ministry, anti-tobacco lobbyists and schools to weigh in on the sales of kiddie packs. If these smaller packs come to be on sale, i
Malay Mail (my)
added Aug 22, 2017 02:29
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Major firms' insurance unions to team up to tackle smoking among members

Corporate health insurance unions of 18 major companies are setting up a consortium with over 580,000 total members to offer remote outpatient treatment to help people quit smoking. The move comes as the unions, faced with financial difficulties, need
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Aug 18, 2017 20:39
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] 'Don't lose sight of most serious fake news items'

Professor George noted how tobacco firms' funding of research to cloud public awareness of the health risks of secondhand smoke had paid off. In Indonesia and China, only 60 to 70 per cent of people believe it can cause illness.
Straits Times (sg)
added Aug 18, 2017 01:00
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Condo residents fume over 'ban' on smoking on their balconies

A dispute is brewing at a condominium in Upper Thomson Road over whether or not residents can smoke on their own balconies. The management agent of Meadows  @   Peirce recently sent out a circular telling residents they should not smoke on their balconi
Straits Times (sg)
added Aug 17, 2017 17:51
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[Asia-pacific] THAILAND VAPE BAN: TRAVELLERS UNAWARE THEY COULD FACE UP TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON FOR USING E CIGARETTES

In November 2014, Thailand approved legislation outlawing the import of e-cigarettes into the country. This has since been expanded to the export as well as sale of e-smoking devices and equipment. Although it is common to see people vaping in Thailand o
The Independent (uk)
added Aug 17, 2017 17:01
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] Senate bill seeks to ban e-cigarette use in schools, gov't offices, PUVs

The bill also seeks to limit the marketing, sale, and distribution of the product, allowing only those 18 years old and above to buy and use it
Rappler (ph)
added Aug 17, 2017 16:49
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Man nabbed for using criminal force on NEA officer

Four NEA officers spotted the man smoking under a covered walkway, where smoking is prohibited, in Woodlands Centre Road on Aug 8. They stopped the man, but he refused to give his particulars to the officers.
Straits Times (sg)
added Aug 15, 2017 14:35
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