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[Asia-pacific, Hong Kong, Japan] Asian consumers push for right to use smoking alternatives

consumers have formed vape-advocacy organizations in Australia, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines and Thailand. The International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations, an umbrella group, is lobbying for change in places including Hong Ko
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Jul 15, 2018 19:36
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Bataan city sued over antismoking laws

(Seatca) has assailed the Philippine Tobacco Institute (PTI) for suing the Balanga City government...PTI has challenged Balanga’s University Town Ordinance of 2008 that regulates tobacco...also challenged the Tobacco-Free Generation Ordinance of 2016 that
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Jul 13, 2018 13:07
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Health group calls for total ban on e-cigarettes

“We call on President Duterte to impose a ban on selling, distribution and use of e-cigarettes, vapes, and all products necessary and incidental to the use thereof, just as he had done in Davao City,” said Mary Ann Fernandez-Mendoza, president of HealthJ
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Jul 12, 2018 15:02
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] SITEPU/WIBOWO: Controlling tobacco: Case of children's human rights

Indonesia currently holds the world’s highest growing rate of new, young smokers... It is important to highlight the human rights of children regarding tobacco control. Children are regularly exposed to secondhand smoke, and when approximately 90 percent
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jul 11, 2018 15:49
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[Asia-pacific, China, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Sweden] Cameras to be deployed to detect illegal smoking: 5 other innovative anti-smoking efforts

onal Environment Agency (NEA) has announced its intention to deploy surveillance cameras capable of detecting illegal smoking around Singapore. The tamper-proof thermal cameras will be deployed in areas where the prohibition on smoking is regularly flout
Straits Times (sg)
added Jul 11, 2018 13:48
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] ‘Life or death’: Tokyo pub owners fear impact of tougher smoking laws

Under an anti-smoking ordinance adopted by the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly last month, the 73-year-old owner of a small udon (wheat noodles) restaurant in the Takadanobaba district will soon have to make a choice: declare the entire interior nonsmoking o
Japan Times (jp)
added Jul 10, 2018 17:46
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Indonesia] Govt 'wasted budget' on WTO tobacco packaging dispute, says YLKI

The Indonesian Consumers Foundation (YLKI) has criticized the government for “wasting the state budget” on challenging Australia’s plain tobacco packaging law... Tulus said the WTO decision was foreseeable and accused the government of not supporting int
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jul 10, 2018 13:10
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Chiba planning to snuff out most smoking at restaurants

The municipal government here is following the lead of Tokyo, seeking to make the majority of eating and drinking establishments in Chiba smoke-free. Chiba officials have drafted an ordinance to take measures against passive smoking, which are stricter t
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Jul 10, 2018 12:59
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Cameras to be deployed to detect illegal smoking

The National Environment Agency (NEA) intends to deploy surveillance cameras with high-definition thermal sensors around the island to help detect smoking in prohibited areas. Smoking is now prohibited in about 32,000 premises and locations, such as ent
Straits Times (sg)
added Jul 10, 2018 11:09
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Laborers' cigarette butts ignite Jakarta MRT cable: Management

A fire that broke out and burned a reel of cable at an MRT construction site near Lebak Bulus Station in South Jakarta on Tuesday was caused by cigarette butts thrown away by construction workers. MRT Jakarta corporate secretary Tubagus Hikmatullah said
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jul 10, 2018 02:56
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