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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Tobacco biz boosts LT Group profit to P6.83B

Tycoon Lucio Tan-led LT Group Inc. (LTG) posted a 9-percent year-on-year growth in net profit to P6.83 billion in the nine months to September period, driven mostly by higher earnings from its tobacco business. The tobacco business under PMFTC Inc. acco
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Nov 12, 2017 01:50
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Chee Hong Tat accuses Leon Perera of ‘false charges’ over Parliament video

Mr Chee questioned if Mr Perera had “any interest to declare” and if Henkel, which he said was a key manufacturer of adhesives for cigarettes, was a client of the Spire Group, of which Mr Perera is chief executive. Mr Perera said he rejected “in the stro
TODAYonline (sg)
added Nov 11, 2017 21:01
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] Social Watch PH seeks unitary hike of tobacco sin tax at maximum level

Social Watch Philippines urged the Philippine Senate on Wednesday to approve legislation for a unitary increase of tobacco sin tax at the maximum level. This, said SWP, should be a deliberate action to curb smoking especially among the youth, decrease hea
InterAksyon.com (TV 5) (ph)
added Nov 11, 2017 21:01
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Parliament endorses tax hike for e-cigarettes

Korea’s parliament passed a bill on Nov. 9 to raise the tax on heat-not-burn tobacco products, or e-cigarettes, amid a lingering dispute over whether they should be treated differently from conventional cigarettes.
The Investor (kr)
added Nov 10, 2017 18:31
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] XU: MOH’s adverseness against alternative tobacco products is “religious” in nature against scientific fact and logic

The amendments to the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Act which have been approved by Parliament on Tuesday will see an introduction of a ban for people from buying, using and owning imitation tobacco products, such as e-cigarettes, e-cigars
The Online Citizen (TOC) (sg)
added Nov 10, 2017 16:55
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[Asia-pacific, Thailand] Phuket's Patong Beach starts enforcing no-smoking rules

Patong City Administration Organisation on Tuesday opened the smoking areas in order to encourage the people not to smoke and drop cigarette butts on the beach, and instead support the department's new policy. Patong Beach is among the first 24 beaches
AsiaOne (sg)
added Nov 9, 2017 18:41
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[Asia-pacific] Singapore MPs take to Parliament to question government ban on vaping

the blanket ban on products like nicotine patches, chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes. But it is the outlawing of that last product mentioned that’s seen as questionable. E-cigarettes have been largely welcomed in places like the United States, the United
Coconuts Media (hk)
added Nov 9, 2017 18:41
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Legal age for smoking to be raised to 21 ‘progressively’ over 3 years

Changes to laws, to raise the legal age for smoking from 18 to 21, were passed on Tuesday, as Members of Parliament (MPs) called for even more stringent measures to lower the smoking rate. The proposals included lifting the legal age immediately and putti
TODAYonline (sg)
added Nov 9, 2017 18:38
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Legal smoking age to be raised in stages to 21

Singapore will raise the legal age for smoking from 18 now to 19 on Jan 1, 2019. It will be further raised every January until 2021, when people have to be 21 years old to light up.
Straits Times (sg)
added Nov 9, 2017 18:38
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[Asia-pacific] The struggle against smoking and the growing threat of e-cigarettes in Hong Kong

Dr Ning Fan, Chairman of Health In Action (HIA)...shared in an interview with MIMS the struggle in anti-smoking efforts and the growing threat of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) behind the low smoking prevalence.
MIMS (hk)
added Nov 9, 2017 18:35
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