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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Consumer groups laud US FDA’s pro-e-cigarettes tack

Vapers in the Philippines hailed a recent policy paper from the US [FDA] stating that nicotine, although not totally risk-free, is not directly responsible for fatal lung and hearts diseases. In a recently published Strategic Policy Roadmap, the US FDA
Business Mirror (ph)
added Jan 25, 2018 01:08
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] BAT says ‘kiddie pack’ idea taken out of context

refuted allegations that the cigarette industry’s proposal to reintroduce smaller packs of cigarettes known as “kiddie packs” is intended to increase the number of smokers in the country. It said the industry wanted to reduce the volume of illegal cigare
FreeMalaysiaToday.com (my)
added Jan 23, 2018 01:12
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] BAT expected to continue to face challenges from illicit trade

The rationale for a smaller cigarette pack is to provide consumers a cheaper legal option by increasing the affordability of a pack of cigarettes. As at Aug 2017, BAT reported that illicit sales formed 56.1% of the market’s total sales volume, a sharp in
The Edge (my)
added Jan 23, 2018 00:48
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] ‘Kiddy packs’ won’t cut illegal cigarette trade, says anti-smoking group

Malaysian Council for Tobacco Control (MCTC) president Dr Molly Cheah said today there is no evidence to prove that “kiddie packs” can help fight the illicit tobacco business. “This is rubbish. Fighting the illegal cigarette market and reintroducing ‘kid
FreeMalaysiaToday.com (my)
added Jan 20, 2018 16:37
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] I-Medik against re-introduction of 'kiddie packs'

(I-Medik), an alliance of Muslim health practitioners, does not want 'kiddie pack' cigarettes (pack of 10 sticks) to be re-introduced in the market. Its Vape and Tobacco Control Unit head Dr Ahmad Farid Nazmi in a statement here today said that the propo
Sun Daily (my)
added Jan 20, 2018 01:30
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[Asia-pacific, Hong Kong] Arrested ex-CIA agent was fired from tobacco firm after suspicions he was spying for China

A former colleague of ex-CIA agent Jerry Chun Shing Lee – who was arrested in the United States on Monday – has revealed details of how he was fired from a cigarette company in Hong Kong amid suspicions he was leaking sensitive information to Chinese auth
South China Morning Post
added Jan 19, 2018 10:13
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Health Ministry says no to kiddie pack cigarettes

PUTRAJAYA: The government will in no way support the proposal by the tobacco industry to re-introduce kiddie pack cigarettes (pack of 10 sticks) to combat the scourge of contraband cigarettes, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam. He said t
New Straits Times (my)
added Jan 17, 2018 20:35
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[Asia-pacific] LETTER: Educate foreigners on Singapore's no-smoking rules

I have lived in two private condominiums in the past two years and have encountered four instances... Clear guidelines on Singapore's no-smoking laws should be issued when new visas and passports are issued to foreign employees and new immigrants, so the
Straits Times (sg)
added Jan 14, 2018 20:54
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[Asia-pacific] Liquid E-Cigarette Industry Indonesia Subject to 57% Excise Tax

Also in Indonesia more and more people are seen using the e-cigarette, a device that tries to create the sensation of tobacco smoking. Considering the relatively recent appearance of the (modern) e-cigarette in the world, its health risks are not yet ful
Indonesia Investments (nl)
added Jan 12, 2018 04:26
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[Asia-pacific, Hong Kong] LETTER: Billions in tax lost to illegal tobacco gangs

we believe at most a moderate and consistent excise increase in line with inflation is the most ­effective approach to balance the government’s ­tobacco control objectives with the fight against organised crime. Members of Hong Kong United Against Illici
South China Morning Post
added Jan 12, 2018 04:01
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