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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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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] DOH plans to ban e-cigarettes in smoke-free areas

The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday is interested in heeding the advisory of the World Health Organization (WHO) to ban electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in all designated indoor smoke-free areas. DOH Secretary Paulyn Ubial said that the health d
Northbound Philippines News Online (ph)
added Jul 10, 2017 14:58
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] SINGH: NEA’s enforcement of smoking laws leaves much to be desired

I give the National Environment Agency two out of 10 for its enforcement actions... Would the NEA please enlighten the public with answers to some questions? How many of its employees are anti-littering/smoking enforcement officers? Do they visit HDB prec
TODAYonline (sg)
added Jul 10, 2017 00:48
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Graphic imagery and support help them quit

Another thing that helped Mr Adi quit was the graphic imagery showing blackened lungs on cigarette packs. "When they started to put these pictures, it turned me off." Over a couple of years he gradually weaned himself off cigarettes, especially when hi
Straits Times (sg)
added Jul 9, 2017 15:55
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] More can be done to stub out smoking, says expert

Professor Chia Kee Seng, dean of the National University of Singapore's Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, said raising the minimum legal smoking age would be a good move. Studies have shown that people who do not start smoking before 21 years of ag
Straits Times (sg)
added Jul 9, 2017 15:27
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] FERNANDEZ: Lure of a smoke-free Orchard Road

The coming Orchard Road curbs on smoking will appeal to shoppers and leisure-seekers who have long yearned for a smoke-free sanctuary downtown. The health-conscious, young families and seniors will no longer have to be on the alert to dodge puffers. Such
Straits Times (sg)
added Jul 9, 2017 15:27
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[Asia-pacific] How do Singaporeans feel about the local e-cigarette ban?

While Singapore is well on its way of becoming a smoke-free island (in terms of regulations), locals do not believe that this will necessarily encourage smokers to quit, and think that authorities should be open towards safer tobacco alternatives such a
Vaping Post (ch)
added Jul 8, 2017 02:28
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] LETTER: Smoking on balconies can also pose fire risk

I hope the authorities will seriously look at cigarette litter and smoking on balconies. Residents in both public and private housing who smoke should be given guidelines, if it is going to be allowed to continue. Last year, a lighted cigarette thrown
Straits Times (sg)
added Jul 8, 2017 01:20
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[Asia-pacific, Taiwan] TTL wins historic building case

The Kaohsiung City Government lost a legal battle for the preservation of historic buildings along the city’s harbor front, as the Supreme Administrative Court yesterday ruled in favor of Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor Corp (TTL) over commercial development a
Taipei Times (tw)
added Jul 7, 2017 19:04
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