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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Casinos found most common violators of smoking ban

“Based on the reports we have been getting, it is the casinos. This is where many violators are being seen,” Limpin stated. The official said such could be because of the fact that many casino operators are foreigners. “They have to understand that the
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Aug 14, 2017 15:30
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] FCAP: Casinos rampant violators of smoking ban

"They have to follow our laws here in the country. They are foreign-owned so they could be thinking that they are exempted. But they are not," the anti-smoking advocate added.. Under the EO, smoking is strictly prohibited in centers of youth activity su
PNA (Philippine News Agency) (ph)
added Aug 14, 2017 15:27
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Fomca calls for strong political will to snuff out smoking in M'sia

The Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (Fomca) today stressed that only strong political will to ban smoking altogether can bring a halt to the deadly habit among Malaysians.
New Straits Times (my)
added Aug 13, 2017 02:05
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Strong political will required to enforce ban on smoking in public places: Fomca

Strong political will is required from politicians to not be swayed by influences from tobacco companies, if we are serious about stopping people from smoking and vaping in public place, said Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (Fomca) vice pre
Sun Daily (my)
added Aug 13, 2017 02:03
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Cleaner jailed 6 months and 4 weeks for hurting cop; slapping and threatening NEA officer

Despite a "No Smoking" sign just 3m away from him, a cleaner started to smoke as he drank his beer at the void deck of Block 676, Hougang Avenue 8. When two NEA officers approached him about it, he slapped and threatened one of them. And when two police
Straits Times (sg)
added Aug 12, 2017 19:21
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[Asia-pacific] Indian-origin man jailed for six months in Singapore

An Indian-origin man has been sentenced to six months and four weeks in prison by a Singapore court for assaulting and threatening law enforcement officials who summoned him for smoking in a prohibited area.
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Aug 12, 2017 19:20
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Anti-tobacco group chides Olympic minister over smoking areas for Tokyo 2020

The Japan Society for Tobacco Control released a statement on Aug. 10 demanding Shunichi Suzuki, the minister for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, retract a statement about allowing designated smoking areas rather than making the games smoke-free.
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Aug 11, 2017 14:14
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Government Turns Up Nose at Indoor Smoking

Under the new policy, apartment security will now be given the authority to check apartment suites suspected of generating secondhand smoke when complaints of secondhand smoke are registered by residents. Under the new policy, apartment security will no
Korea Bizwire (kr)
added Aug 11, 2017 02:17
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] BAT challenges PMI in heated tobacco market with Glo

On Thursday, BAT announced through a press conference at The Four Seasons Seoul that it will be opening its first Glo flagship store in the Garosugil shopping district of Seoul on Sunday, kicking off its sales in Korea... Both Glo and IQOS are heated tob
Korea Herald (kr)
added Aug 10, 2017 17:00
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Sugar tax eyed as bargaining chip for fuel tax; ex-DOH chiefs want tobacco included in TRAIN

petitions were signed to urge senators and the government through President Rodrigo Duterte to include cigarette tax in the deliberations on tax reforms. Cabral said tobacco exposes smokers to about 45 life-threatening diseases — stroke, heart attack, lu
InterAksyon.com (TV 5) (ph)
added Aug 10, 2017 16:58
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