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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] HSA suspends licences of 10 tobacco retailers for selling cigarettes to minors

They did not ask for any identification to check the buyers’ age, claiming that they were busy or that the minors were older than they were, and were caught by the HSA’s ground surveillance and enforcement activities.
TODAYonline (sg)
added Apr 17, 2018 19:44
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[Asia-pacific] Bar from Macau casinos repeat tobacco sinners: activists

A Macau gaming labour activist group has called for blacklisting of casino customers repeatedly caught smoking in areas where tobacco use is forbidden. The group’s leader, Cloee Chao (pictured, third right), delivered to the city’s Legislative Assembly
GGRAsia (mo)
added Apr 17, 2018 19:42
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] City office forces smokers to wait 45 minutes to enter elevators

IKOMA, Nara Prefecture--The city government here is forcing smokers to undergo a “decontamination” period before they can enter elevators, a health rule praised by some but described as draconian by others. Workers and visitors to the city government of
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Apr 17, 2018 18:56
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[Asia-pacific] The cellulose acetate market is projected to grow from USD 3.81 billion in 2017 to USD 4.87 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 5.07% between 2017 and 2022

Key companies profiled in this market research report include...China Tobacco Corporation...High economic growth, growth in manufacturing industries, availability of cheap labor, growing cigarette smoking population...are some of the key factors driving
PR Newswire
added Apr 16, 2018 21:43
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Zamboanga activates anti-smoking task force

THE newly-created Task Force on Anti-Smoking on Monday began the series of orientation on Ordinance 469 targeting the different sectors in Zamboanga City to ensure wider dissemination of the law. This, as the City Government formally launched the Anti-s
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added Apr 16, 2018 19:39
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Pfizer's smoking cessation drug Champix to face generic competitors in Korea

Korea’s Intellectual Property Trial and Appeal Board recently ruled in favor of 22 local drugmakers which had claimed that their generic copies of Champix -- slightly modified to use Varenicline salicylate instead of Varenicline tartrate as their main in
Korea Herald (kr)
added Apr 16, 2018 19:30
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Anti-smoking group says tobacco farmers gained from sin tax law

New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) said the P210 million worth of assistance provided to tobacco farmers is a living proof that they gained from the six-year-old sin tax law. Farmers are forced to labor through the recent Holy Week to harvest
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Apr 15, 2018 16:06
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Ministry and 88 private health facilities offer quit-smoking programme

Since 2016, the Health Ministry has teamed up with more than 88 private health facilities, including 11 KPJ hospitals, to offer a quit-smoking programme called MQuit. Among other things, the ministry’s secretary-general, Datuk Seri Dr Chen Chaw Min, said
New Straits Times (my)
added Apr 14, 2018 00:52
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] 25 smokers caught with contraband cigarettes in CBD

More than 25 people were caught smoking contraband cigarettes in an enforcement operation by the Singapore Customs last Friday. In a Facebook post on Monday, the Singapore Customs said that plainclothes officers were out in the Central Business District
Straits Times (sg)
added Apr 11, 2018 13:43
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[Asia-pacific] 25 smokers caught with contraband cigarettes in CBD by Singapore Customs plainclothes officers

In a Facebook post on Monday, Singapore Customs said that plainclothes officers were out in the Central Business District to look for smokers with contraband cigarettes. It added that such operations are conducted islandwide to curb the demand for these
Straits Times (sg)
added Apr 10, 2018 16:35
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