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[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
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
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."
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Nov 2, 2018 07:08

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Ban on duty-free cigarettes will only hurt Labuan, says MP

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 (my)
added Oct 26, 2018 00:23

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] LETTER: No rationale for designating smoking corners

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
The Star (my)
added Oct 23, 2018 17:24

[Asia-pacific, Korea - North] ARCHIVE: BAT confirms N.K. cigarette plant

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.
Korea Herald (kr)
added Oct 21, 2018 19:03

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Consumer groups laud moves to curb smoking

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
The Star (my)
added Oct 19, 2018 03:46

[Asia-pacific, Philippines, UK] Government urged to follow U.K. tobacco control model

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).
Business Mirror (ph)
added Oct 19, 2018 02:15
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Prefect assaulted after complaining about students smoking in school

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
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?
South China Morning Post
added Oct 17, 2018 10:26
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