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[Asia-pacific, Japan] LDP lawmaker apologizes for jeering at lung cancer patient

A ruling Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker apologized June 21 for heckling a lung cancer patient who was testifying about the risks of passive smoking at a health committee. Yoichi Anami, a Lower House lawmaker elected three times in Oita Prefecture, je
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Jun 22, 2018 18:07
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[Asia-pacific, China, Hong Kong] EDITORIAL: E-cigarettes are also hazardous to health

The government is right to impose restrictions on what is also known as vaping, as Hong Kong continues to move towards becoming a smoke-free society
South China Morning Post
added Jun 21, 2018 13:19
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] “Out with Secondhand Smoke” in Seoul’s Gangnam District

the local government office of Gangnam-gu in Seoul has announced today that it is cracking down on people smoking in the streets. Gangnam-gu also said it was strengthening efforts to publicize the harms of smoking. Currently, there are a total of five
Korea Bizwire (kr)
added Jun 20, 2018 19:56
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Philip Morris defends IQOS safety vs regular cigarettes

Philip Morris Korea Inc., which could face punitive action if found guilty of false or exaggerated advertising, strongly refuted the latest finding by the South Korean government that underscored health risks in the heat-not-burn cigarettes. The maker
Pulse (kr)
added Jun 20, 2018 14:38
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Anti-tobacco group warns proliferation of unregistered vaping products

An anti-tobacco use group warned on the proliferation of unregistered vaping products that has threatened the gains of President Duterte’s smoke-free policy citing the gadgets contain toxic chemicals like formaldehyde used to embalm dead bodies based on
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Jun 20, 2018 14:29
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[Asia-pacific, China] LETTER: Public smokers show no sign of quitting in Hong Kong

But it may be time for a rethink, as residents and visitors alike are seen flouting many smoking bans in Hong Kong. People now seem to think it is all right to light up anywhere and everywhere – even in the so-called statutory no-smoking areas. I have ev
South China Morning Post
added Jun 20, 2018 13:52
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Over half of Koreans agree on tax hike for HNB cigarettes: survey

The majority of South Koreans agreed to levying various taxes on recently popular heat-not-burn e-cigarettes, a survey showed Sunday. According to a survey conducted on some 1,000 adults here by market research institute Trend Monitor, 55.6 perce
Korea Herald (kr)
added Jun 20, 2018 13:51
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[Asia-pacific, China, Hong Kong] EDITORIAL: E-cigarettes are also hazardous to health

The government is right to impose restrictions on what is also known as vaping, as Hong Kong continues to move towards becoming a smoke-free society
South China Morning Post
added Jun 20, 2018 13:50
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Lower house passes bills on casinos and smoking controls

The Lower House also passed an antismoking bill on Tuesday, paving the way for its enactment and implementation before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The bill to revise the Health Promotion Law bans indoor smoking at schools, hospitals and pub
Japan Times (jp)
added Jun 19, 2018 18:03
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[Asia-pacific] Watered-down proposals to regulate e-cigarettes in Hong Kong fail to impress either tobacco industry or health experts

with both sides saying they will lobby lawmakers for changes ahead of a Legislative Council debate next week.
South China Morning Post
added Jun 19, 2018 03:30
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