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[Asia-pacific] IN INDONESIA, BIG TOBACCO CLINGS TO A SMOKESCREEN

Companies in the US may have been forced to come clean about the dangers of cigarettes, but in Southeast Asia lobby groups are paid to stifle attempts to enlighten the public
South China Morning Post
added Dec 10, 2017 19:47
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Tobacco tax to cover public healthcare deficit: Ministry

Finance Deputy Minister Mardiasmo has said the government would start setting aside revenues from the tobacco excise duty next year to fund the Healthcare and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan), which has suffered a deficit since the program kicked
Jakarta Post (id)
added Dec 8, 2017 22:39
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] LETTER: Pushback against smoking ban was pitiful

Japan must catch up with the rest of the world to protect the health of its people. We are appalled to read the recent decision by policymakers in the Nov. 17 story “After LDP resistance, health ministry waters down planned smoking rules at eateries and
Japan Times (jp)
added Dec 8, 2017 09:46
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[Asia-pacific] How Smoking Becomes So Cool in Indonesia

This child grows up watching his father smoking and may unconsciously perceive that smoking is cool because the father does it everyday. There is a high chance that the child, especially if he is a boy, be interested to taste that cigarette. Despite the
Global Indonesian Voices (sg)
added Dec 7, 2017 13:27
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] REYES: Don’t be a drag / On smoking and its preventive measures

Since 1990, the Philippines has 35 percent smokers among men that has not changed... While our current government provides programs and regulations on smoking, it will be a while before we can say that these have been effective. But change always starts a
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Dec 5, 2017 03:01
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] “Korea should adopt plain packaging to lower smoking rate"

Kerstin Schotte, a medical officer at WHO’s Department of Prevention of Non-communicable Diseases speaks at a global forum on tobacco control held in Conrad Seoul on Friday. Korea Health Promotion Institute
Korea Herald (kr)
added Dec 4, 2017 15:27
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[Asia-pacific] JTI awarded Top Employer 2018 in Asia Pacific region

has once again been recognized with the prestigious Top Employer certification in the Asia Pacific region for the fourth consecutive year. Along with the regional award, nine JTI offices and factories in eight countries - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kaz
Japan Tobacco International (JTI) (jp)
added Dec 4, 2017 15:15
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[Asia-pacific, China] Call for Hong Kong tobacco tax hike next year, and cigarette ban in 10 years

In pushing its “tobacco endgame plan”, the Council on Smoking and Health repeated its previous call to raise the tobacco tax by 100 per cent, claiming it could push smoking prevalence from 10.5 per cent in 2015 to below 5 per cent in 2027, paving the way
South China Morning Post
added Dec 1, 2017 15:35
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] EDITORIAL: The truth about tobacco

failure to sign on will increasingly convince the world that Indonesia under President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s leadership intends to continue its dependence on tobacco as a leading source of revenue — while cigarette packets cost little over US$1 and giant
Jakarta Post (id)
added Nov 29, 2017 15:28
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Cancer survivors welcome ‘truth in ads’ order

“The corrective statements only confirmed what the international health community has been saying all these years – that tobacco companies used deceit in marketing and that their products are nothing but deadly,” New Vois Association of the Philippines (
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Nov 29, 2017 00:39
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