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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Railroaded cigarette tax bill slammed

Health groups yesterday lambasted members of the Lower House who railroaded a bill aimed at retaining the two-tier excise tax system for tobacco products next year instead of sticking to the scheduled shift to a unitary rate. In a statement, Action on S
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Dec 8, 2016 02:53
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[Asia-pacific, Vietnam] Campaign launched against secondhand smoke

Việt Nam Women’s Union, in coordination with Việt Nam Tobacco Control Fund (Ministry of Health), officially launched a communication campaign on the harmful effects of secondhand smoke at a ceremony yesterday in Hà Nội. The campaign, titled "Protect your
Viet Nam News (vn)
added Dec 7, 2016 02:29
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Tobacco firms told to go all-out in campaign against underage smoking

“If tobacco companies truly want to keep cigarettes out of our children’s hands, they needs to stop advertising near schools and targeting Indonesian children with advertisements that promote tobacco use,” Lentera Anak Foundation chair Lisda Sundari said
Jakarta Post (id)
added Dec 5, 2016 16:07
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Prohibiting cigarette sales to children

Children who smoke usually buy their cigarettes directly from a store or retailer, and therefore, publicly listed PT Hanjaya Mandala Sampoerna is assisting government programs to prevent the sale of cigarettes to children under the age of 18. PT Sampoe
Antara News (id)
added Dec 4, 2016 21:26
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[Asia-pacific] Talk to us re smoke lounge retention: Macau casino staff

Two of Macau’s gaming labour groups have separately told GGRAsia they want the government to explain further how a proposal to retain smoking lounges on Macau gaming floors can still protect casino workers from the risk of harm from second-hand smoke. T
GGRAsia (mo)
added Dec 4, 2016 17:08
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[Asia-pacific] Duterte pressed to sign smoke-free Philippines EO

THE New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) appealed Friday to President Rodrigo Duterte to finally fulfill his promise of outlawing smoking in all public places across the country. In a statement, NVAP President Emer Rojas said the promised Execu
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added Dec 2, 2016 23:15
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Tobacco emerges as a major contributor to Korea’s exports

KT&G is likely to achieve 700 million U.S. dollars in exports for the first time this year. If revenues of its subsidiaries in other countries are included, the amount will further increase. Despite the gradually shrinking global tobacco market, it has b
Donga.com (kr)
added Dec 2, 2016 06:13
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[Asia-pacific] Indonesia's rich see their wealth rebound this year

Tobacco tycoon Susilo Wonowidjojo also recorded higher net worth due to the rising value of his family's cigarette company PT Gudang Garam Tbk
Reuters
added Dec 2, 2016 04:38
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Think tank: Big-time increase in cigarette taxes to force smokers to quit

Public health policy think-tank HealthJustice Philippines Monday pushed for a single-tier tax system for tobacco products, saying other proposed systems would not make smokers quit.
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Dec 2, 2016 04:10
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] Global burden of all-cause and cause-specific mortality due to smokeless tobacco use: systematic review and meta-analysis

SLT is responsible for a large number of deaths worldwide with the South-East Asian region bearing a substantial share of the burden.
Tobacco Control
added Dec 1, 2016 05:36
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