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[Asia-pacific, Hong Kong] Tobacco sales in China take hit from tax rises and luxury crackdown

China’s tobacco industry gasped for life in the first five months of the year, with sales taking big hits from tax increases and Beijing’s war on extravagance. Revenue fell 11.7 per cent year on year from January to May and profits were down 24 per cent,
South China Morning Post
added Jun 30, 2016 16:35
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] 1 in 12 students in Western Pacific uses tobacco – survey

One out of 12 students in the Western Pacific Region is a current tobacco user, the latest Global Youth Tobacco Survey showed. This translates to 5.3 million students 13 to 15 years old... The report "Youth and Tobacco in the Western Pacific Region: Glob
Rappler (ph)
added Jun 29, 2016 14:58
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - North, Korea - South] 'N. Korea selling counterfeit money to terrorists'

They also said the cash-strapped regime may try to expand trafficking networks in drugs, weapons, cigarettes, and counterfeit luxury goods... "I brought Marlboro cigarettes with me when I defected to Seoul and they were made in North Korea."
Korea Times (kr)
added Jun 28, 2016 20:07
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] COPD – a risk for all smokers

Q. I smoke but not a lot. Can I still get chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?... There is a risk of impaired lung function for all smoking patterns, even for those who smoke fewer than five cigarettes a day. There is no such thing as a “safe lev
Straits Times (sg)
added Jun 28, 2016 15:58
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Pictorial warnings not included in tobacco bill

Activists have raised suspicion of what they called “foul play” in the deliberation of the controversial tobacco bill in the House of Representatives, as the bill contradicts existing regulations that stipulate that cigarette packs must carry pictorial w
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jun 28, 2016 11:28
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Smoker Aquino thanked for anti-smoking laws

The New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP), an anti-smoking group of cancer survivors, thanked Aquino for his role in the passage of the Sin Tax and Graphic Health Warning (GHW) laws. “Among President Aquino’s legacy shall always be the signing
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Jun 27, 2016 02:30
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] DepEd campaigns for smoke-free schools

reminded school officials, teachers, and students at the Rizal National High School in Pasig City of the dangers of tobacco use and that schools all over the country should be strictly 100% smoke-free. DOH Secretary Jannete Loreto-Garin explained that
PHILIPPINE INFORMATION AGENCY (ph)
added Jun 25, 2016 02:21
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Europe] Industry-funded International Tax and Investment Center responds to criticism by attempting to muddy the waters

PMI has paid ITIC to produce annual reports on the illicit trade in Asia....accused of being methodologically flawed...ITIC’s letters made three inter-related claims, each of which we explore in the paragraphs below. First, that public health research sh
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Jun 24, 2016 11:06
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[Asia-pacific, Hong Kong, Poland] Harsh words for HK regulators on e-cigs

Hong Kong regulators are again panned for refusing to engage in any sort of discussion on e-cigarettes as the global vaping community meets in Warsaw for the third year. An Asian smokers’ rights advocacy group has condemned Undersecretary for Food and He
Harbour Times (hk)
added Jun 23, 2016 18:17
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] D.O.H. intensifies no-smoking campaign in schools

IN observance of June as No Smoking Month, the department of Health (DOH), Education, and Interior and Local Government, and the local Government of Pasig City on Monday urged partner agencies, schools, universities, colleges and parents to religiously e
Business Mirror (ph)
added Jun 23, 2016 13:00
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