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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Agri chief opposes 2-tier excise tax on cigarettes

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol vehemently opposed the legislation imposing a huge increase in cigarette excise tax, saying the two-tier scheme would only bring hardship to tobacco farmers who are still reeling from the previous tax hike. “The DA (
Manila Times (ph)
added Jan 24, 2017 02:00
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[Asia-pacific] Trump Revamps U.S. Trade Focus by Pulling Out of Pacific Deal

Among the supporters were labor groups, Democrats such as Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown and U.S. tobacco companies, which opposed the deal over a provision that would have prevented them from suing to challenge anti-smoking measures.
Bloomberg News
added Jan 24, 2017 00:47
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] LETTER: Why we need total ban on e-cigarettes

THE recent announcement by the government to regulate electronic cigarettes by three ministries (Health, Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism and Science, Technology and Innovation) is indeed of interest to the Malaysian Association for Adolesce
The Star (my)
added Jan 23, 2017 13:09
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Nee Soon South estate to get 50 smoking points

To ensure second-hand smoke will not bother residents in public spaces, Nee Soon South grassroots organisations have built 42 designated smoking points near coffee shops and Housing Board blocks. Although smokers will not be penalised if they light up ou
Straits Times (sg)
added Jan 23, 2017 12:42
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] If you miss the ’80s, this 1987 anti-smoking campaign ad is the throwback you need to watch

It was aired in 1987 for an anti-smoking campaign, back when we still had the SBC (Singapore Broadcasting Corporation). You can watch the video here — and please do yourself a favour and watch it with sound, you won’t regret it:
Mothership.sg (sg)
added Jan 21, 2017 15:26
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Dispute erupts over KT&G global sales promotion

However, some have taken issue with the company's pride in its sales in developing countries, where government regulations on tobacco companies are more lax, claiming this could end up posing health risks to smokers there. "Exporting lots of cigarettes
Korea Times (kr)
added Jan 20, 2017 20:01
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] KT&G Overseas Sales Boast Draws Criticism

A firestorm of condemnation followed hot on the heels of the press release, with critics denouncing the company for boasting about sales of cigarettes, often referred to as death sticks, in less developed countries with lax tobacco regulations. “Many p
Korea Bizwire (kr)
added Jan 20, 2017 19:52
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] 19-year-old nabbed for selling stolen cigarettes online

A 19-year-old man has been caught by the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) for illegally selling cigarettes via online platforms without a tobacco licence. His activities had been detected by the Tobacco Regulation Branch while conducting regular cybersur
Straits Times (sg)
added Jan 19, 2017 15:16
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[Asia-pacific, China] Bigger graphic health warnings on Hong Kong cigarette packs needed, anti-smoking group says

The Council on Smoking and Health made the call ahead of another public hearing held on Tuesday in the Legislative Council to collect views on whether to implement the law. The legislation will expand the size of health warnings on cigarette packs from t
South China Morning Post
added Jan 17, 2017 22:04
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Executive order sought vs smoking in public

Tobacco-control advocates are seeking the signing of an executive order (EO) that bans smoking in public places. Statistics show that 10 Filipinos die every hour because of tobacco-related diseases, including lung cancer, heart ailments, diabetes, erect
Manila Times (ph)
added Jan 15, 2017 19:34
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