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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] New Bill to raise minimum smoking age to 21

Singapore has taken its first legal step towards raising the minimum smoking age from 18 to 21, with the introduction of a new Bill in Parliament yesterday. The Bill to amend the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Act will also make it illegal
Straits Times (sg)
added Oct 3, 2017 02:31
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Physicians tackle immunotherapy treatment for lung cancer patients

Castro called on the people not to hesitate to get themselves checked especially if they have a history in smoking or a family history of having cancer. “If there’s anything I could have done to my father, I had him checked a year earlier, at least mayb
Cebu Daily News (ph)
added Sep 30, 2017 21:37
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] HONG: Getting to root of teen smoking

While NEA is sending a message by extending the Smoking (Prohibition in Certain Places) Act, the fact that people are picking up smoking so young shows that something else is at work, and there is a need to understand what it is if Singapore wants to bec
Straits Times (sg)
added Sep 30, 2017 19:50
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] New smoking rules prompt changes in universities; experts say ban is step in right direction

The latest measures to widen the smoking ban at tertiary institutes will spur schools to do more to discourage smoking, although most are already smoke-free campuses. Experts also reassure that the ban is a productive effort. Students and staff at autono
Straits Times (sg)
added Sep 30, 2017 19:48
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] CSC to tap Ombudsman vs officials too cozy with tobacco industry

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is planning to bring in the Office of the Ombudsman to run after high-level government officials violating the policy on the limited interaction with tobacco companies, CSC Assistant Commissioner Ariel Ronquillo said Fri
InterAksyon.com (TV 5) (ph)
added Sep 30, 2017 01:42
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] CSC wants bigger Ombudsman role vs tobacco industry interference

THE Civil Service Commission (CSC) on Friday pushed for the inclusion of the Office of the Ombudsman in the effort to protect the government against interference from the tobacco industry. In a press conference launching the Tobacco Industry Interference
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added Sep 30, 2017 01:15
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Exclusive: 'More will pick up smoking if ban is lifted'

National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM) president Dr Saunthari Somasundaram says any cigarette pack that contains fewer than 20 sticks, packaged attractively, cheap and displayed prominently will attract people to pick up smoking, especially the young.
New Straits Times (my)
added Sep 27, 2017 21:34
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] LETTER: Hasten passing of tobacco laws tobacco control

With such blatant disregard to legal provisions and international treaty obligations, the tobacco industry’s typical threats of loss of employment, loss to tobacco farmers, increasing illicit cigarettes and now the increased use of illicit cigarettes by
The Star (my)
added Sep 27, 2017 21:29
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] RAKSANAGARA: Regulate alternative tobacco products ($$)

Health problems caused by cigarette smoking remains a major unresolved issue in Indonesia. However, new technological advances are offering unprecedented opportunities. Research conducted in 2017 placed Indonesia as the country with the fifth highest num
Jakarta Post (id)
added Sep 27, 2017 21:15
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Smoking ban expanded to unis, private-hire cars

Undergraduates and teachers, along with private-hire car passengers, will find it harder to smoke, under new restrictions taking effect from Sunday. The National Environment Agency (NEA) announced yesterday that smoking will be banned in the outdoor are
Straits Times (sg)
added Sep 27, 2017 16:59
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