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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Lung cancer doesn’t only affect men or heavy smokers

When 58-year-old Sim Siew Hong tells someone she has Stage 4 lung cancer, she is invariably asked if she smokes a lot. Unlike her husband, a heavy smoker who easily goes through a packet of cigarettes a day, Mdm Sim said she used to light up only once ev
Malay Mail (my)
added Oct 29, 2017 16:51
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[Asia-pacific, China] Lung disease patients call for oxygen tanks to be allowed on Hong Kong public buses

The lung disease typically affects smokers, construction workers and people exposed to second-hand smoke. Patients who require an oxygen tank to aid their breathing are limited in mobility by the capacity of their tanks and how quickly they use up the ox
South China Morning Post
added Oct 29, 2017 16:49
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Strengthening Marawi’s health system Duque’s priority

“We are looking forward to working harmoniously with him, especially in our current move to include higher tobacco tax in TRAIN (Tobacco Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion),” Limpin added.
Philippine Star (ph)
added Oct 29, 2017 15:51
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] LETTER: Indifference about secondhand smoke

This general apathy may lead many people to ignore the presence of children and put the blame on parents who bring children in such places. The government will have to raise more genuine awareness against smoking in public before such steps become effec
Japan Times (jp)
added Oct 27, 2017 16:54
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Family Ministry designates heat-not-burn tobacco as harmful to minors

The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family on Thursday announced that it would be designating heat-not-burn tobacco products as harmful substances that cannot be sold to minors.
Korea Herald (kr)
added Oct 26, 2017 18:37
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Philip Morris, BAT to hike prices of heat-not-burn e-cigarettes

Multinational tobacco companies selling heat-not-burn (HNB) e-cigarettes are set to raise prices as the National Assembly moves closer to hiking taxes on this new type of cigarette. When materialized, this would adversely affect millions of smokers who
Korea Times (kr)
added Oct 26, 2017 18:36
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Consumers wary as tax hike looms on HNB tobacco

Following the passage of a tax hike bill on heat-not-burn tobacco products at a parliamentary committee, South Korean consumers are bracing for a price hike to begin as early as next month. On Friday, the strategy and finance committee of the Nationa
Korea Herald (kr)
added Oct 25, 2017 00:24
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] MALLOW: A call to increase cigarette prices up to RM100

The proposal to increase the price of a pack of cigarettes to RM50 in light of the coming Budget 2018 announcement is seen as small and might be futile to our ongoing struggle to prevent the smoking habit among our people especially among the youth. If
Malaysiakini (my)
added Oct 25, 2017 00:16
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[Asia-pacific] Facing LDP resistance, Japan approves cancer policy without tougher smoking ban

The government failed to toughen a passive smoking ban in its new program to fight cancer — approved by the Cabinet on Tuesday — due to a lack of support from the ruling party representing affected industries. In June, a health ministry expert panel sug
Japan Times (jp)
added Oct 25, 2017 00:07
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] EDITORIAL: Curbing growth in cigarette sales

But even the pricing mechanism has its limitations, because the government has to consider several factors in determining the tax level. Too steep a rise in the tax could adversely hurt the industry, which directly and indirectly employs an estimated 3.
Jakarta Post (id)
added Oct 23, 2017 14:05
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