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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Odd-job worker jailed for stabbing man who took a picture of him smoking

An odd-job worker returned to a coffeeshop and stabbed a man who had earlier taken a photograph and chided him for smoking... Tay started smoking at a table beside them. Upset by his actions, Mr Yue took a photograph of Tay with his mobile phone before c
Straits Times (sg)
added Jul 7, 2016 13:22
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Govt to limit public smoking areas

Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung said extending non-smoking areas was among the measures, including tobacco import cuts and excise rate increases, the government would take to curb the health impacts of cigarette smoking. “So in public spaces, smoking are
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jul 7, 2016 13:01
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] FCTC ratification must consider national interests: Jokowi

In a limited meeting to discuss the FCTC ratification at the State Palace on Tuesday, Jokowi acknowledged Indonesia was the only country in Asia that had not yet ratified the agreement. According to the WHO, 180 countries representing about 90 percent of
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jul 7, 2016 13:00
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] ‘Komunitas Kretek’ rejects tobacco control ratification

“Komunitas Kretek” or the Clove Cigarette Community has rejected any call for ratifying the (WHO FCTC), saying that Indonesia would lose its own cultural heritage if the government ratifies it. “Indonesia has its tobacco product called kretek, which has
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jul 7, 2016 12:59
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Farmers reject FCTC ratification

Tobacco farmers in Sumber Pinang village, Pakusari district, Jember, East Java, have expressed their opposition to the government’s plan to ratify the (FCTC), saying they lacked options if forced to transition to other crops.
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jul 7, 2016 12:58
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Govt to cut tobacco imports, increase cigarette excise

“The President [Joko “Jokowi” Widodo] has said that the government aimed to decrease tobacco imports and increase its cigarette excise [as recommended by the FCTC], but the Finance Ministry will first calculate all costs that will result from the policie
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jul 7, 2016 12:57
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Combating tobacco: The youth taking control

Young people today are not staying silent and doing nothing. In fact, the Global Youth Tobacco Survey of school-aged young people, revealed that three out of four students agreed that tobacco smoke was dangerous and that smoking should be prohibited in pu
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jul 7, 2016 12:56
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[Asia-pacific, Guam] Governor criticized for vetoing tobacco access legislation

Members of Youth for Youth Live and the author of the legislation that proposed to increase the age for legal access to tobacco in Guam from 18 to 21 reacted quickly to the governor’s veto of Bill 141-33. Vice Speaker Benjamin Cruz, author of the bill, o
postguam.com (gu)
added Jul 4, 2016 17:39
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] North Korean leader smokes at school

In images provided by Korean Central Television (KCT), Kim is seen smoking in a gym and in a classroom while touring a middle school in Pyongyang....In the anti-smoking campaign video ...women said smokers were "rude" and had "no common sense."
Korea Times (kr)
added Jul 4, 2016 17:17
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[Asia-pacific, Micronesia] Calvo vetoes bill to raise Guam legal age to buy tobacco products

In his veto letter, Calvo said the “government is not a nanny” and that island lawmakers don’t have the right to tell Guam residents old enough to serve in the military, vote, marry and have children “that they can’t buy a pack of cigarettes.”
Pacific Daily News (gu)
added Jul 1, 2016 21:09
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