Headlines Tagged with Asia-pacific — 2,471 headlines found
[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Hike in cigarette prices won't lead to more smokers turning to illicit cigarettes, says Health Minister
While cigarette prices will go up, it will not be so drastic as to make smokers turn to illicit cigarettes to satisfy their addiction, says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. "In our assessment, we are not only looking at increasing duties bu
Oct 31, 2018 The Star (my)
added Nov 2, 2018 20:14
As part of ongoing efforts to promote healthy living and discourage tobacco consumption, the Ministry of Health (MOH) will introduce standardised packaging with enlarged graphic health warnings (collectively, the “SP Proposal”) and to apply the SP Propos
Oct 31, 2018 Singapore Ministry of Health (sg)
added Nov 2, 2018 07:43
[Asia-pacific, Japan] Employment office refuses to specify jobs in health sector are only for nonsmokers
A request by a health organization to specify that its job openings for nurses and related occupations are limited to nonsmokers was declined by a local public employment agency after it deemed smoking "a matter of personal choice."
Nov 1, 2018 Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Nov 2, 2018 07:08
Warisan’s Rozman Isli has panned the idea of imposing a ban on the sale of duty-free cigarettes in Langkawi, Tioman and his own constituency of Labuan, saying such a move would only hurt the economy. He told FMT that Labuan’s duty-free status was a major
Oct 25, 2018 FreeMalaysiaToday.com (my)
added Oct 26, 2018 00:23
smokers are also puffing away on badminton courts and swimming pool areas. It is ironic that smokers indulge in their habit in such places without any consideration for others. And when this was highlighted, the caretakers of such places turned a deaf ear
Oct 22, 2018 The Star (my)
added Oct 23, 2018 17:24
British American Tobacco confirmed yesterday that it owns a cigarette factory in North Korea but avoided any comment upon human rights issues raised by a British daily newspaper.
Apr 6, 2010 Korea Herald (kr)
added Oct 21, 2018 19:03
It’s a big thumbs up from consumer groups to the government’s decision to raise cigarette prices and ban smoking at all open-air restaurants. Fomca senior vice-president Datuk Korisatan Karuppiah said these initiatives were “long overdue”. “This is the
Oct 18, 2018 The Star (my)
added Oct 19, 2018 03:46
LOCAL vaping groups are calling on the adoption of the same approach in tackling tobacco use in the United Kingdom, wherein the Parliament’s report urges the government to relax regulations on electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes).
Oct 18, 2018 Business Mirror (ph)
added Oct 19, 2018 02:15
A 16-year-old student from a secondary school here has told police that he was beaten by a group of juveniles near the school’s hostel hall last Thursday (Oct 11). The Form Four student was walking alone towards an open space at the school compound at ab
Oct 14, 2018 Malay Mail (my)
added Oct 19, 2018 02:08
[Asia-pacific, China] Hong Kong’s ban on e-cigarettes is absurd. If vaping is as bad as smoking, why hasn’t tobacco been outlawed?
Stephen Vines says the new ban is based on flawed arguments. Young people are also at risk from carbohydrates, trans fats and fast food, so is the Carrie Lam administration going to intervene in all these markets, too?
Oct 17, 2018 South China Morning Post
added Oct 17, 2018 10:26