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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Revised law still allows smoking in most bars and restaurants

Japan will host a far from smoke-free Olympics after watered-down revisions to the passive smoking law passed in the Upper House on July 18 let most bars and restaurants off the hook. The revision of the Health Promotion Law will permit smoking at eatin
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Jul 18, 2018 15:17
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Indonesia] EDITORIAL: Coughing at WTO's ruling

While other health-conscious nations push for tobacco control, Indonesia defends the industry’s interests on the pretext of protecting the 6 million people who make a living from the commodity — an excuse that countries like Thailand have proven to be la
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jul 18, 2018 14:21
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] WHO Targeting Businesses To Support 'Revolution Smoke-Free'

Across the Western Pacific Region, WHO invites all businesses to join a new campaign, “Revolution Smoke-Free”, and establish smoke-free workplaces in which everyone is free from tobacco smoke in their workplaces and beyond. “A smoke-free workplace is n
Malaysian Digest (my)
added Jul 18, 2018 00:47
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Church slams court ruling on total ban of cigarettes

Bishop Ruperto Santos said the July 5 decision by a regional trial court (RTC) ... The lawsuit was filed by Philippine Tobacco Institute (PTI), an organization of cigarette manufacturers. “We only seek that these [tobacco control] measures be consistent
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Jul 16, 2018 14:11
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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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