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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] 24 smokers fined in Penang heritage zone

Twenty four smokers who were caught lighting up in the heritage zone today have until Nov 19 to settle a RM250 fine for smoking in a smoke-free zone or risk being hauled to court. The court summonses were issued against them by the Smoke Free Penang (Pen
Sun Daily (my)
added Oct 19, 2016 20:53
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - North] PETA Isn't Happy About That Smoking Chimp in North Korea

“How cruel to willfully addict a chimpanzee to tobacco for human amusement,” PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said in a statement released to TIME. “Gradually, zoos are learning that spectacles like chimpanzee tea parties, elephant rides and photo ops with
TIME Magazine
added Oct 19, 2016 20:36

[Asia-pacific, Korea - North] Planet of the vapes: Chain-smoking chimp puffs away on cigarettes - and even knows how to use a lighter - at North Korean zoo where she has developed a 20-a-day habit

The 19-year-old chimpanzee has taught herself to use a lighter to fuel her pack-a-day smoking habit Even if there is no lighter, the chimp has picked up on how to light her smokes with discarded cigarettes Zoo officials insist the chimp, who also goes by
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 19, 2016 18:09

[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Tobacco firms continue to sell capsule cigarettes despite safety issues

Tobacco firms continue to sell cigarettes containing flavored capsules in their filters, although a lawmaker pointed out their risks at this year's government audit. British American Tobacco (BAT) Korea released Dunhill Fine Cut Switch and Dunhill Fine
Korea Times (kr)
added Oct 18, 2016 19:03

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] MOVE: Time to dispel myths over vaping & nicotine dangers

Malaysian Organisation of Vape Entities (MOVE) has been and will continue to defend the rights of consumers to vape. Our position on the right to vape is corroborated by various independent studies by medical professionals and scientific bodies that have
Rakyat Post (my)
added Oct 18, 2016 15:09

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Tobacco Excise Increase Affects Small Industries, Ministry Says

Hartanto said that an increase in tobacco excise has the potential to affect small kretek cigarette industries. Therefore, the Minister underlined the importance of maintaining the increase in a manageable level, especially for small cigarette industries.
Tempo (id)
added Oct 17, 2016 19:01

[Asia-pacific] EDITORIAL - Smoke-free Philippines

As in local smoking bans in the country, the question is how efficiently a nationwide ban can be enforced. In Metro Manila, many restaurants even in five-star hotels allow smoking areas, with no walls to keep such areas enclosed, rendering the ban useles
Philippine Star (ph)
added Oct 17, 2016 19:00

[Asia-pacific] Japan Tobacco fired up over National Cancer Center findings

“The conclusion that passive smoking increases the risk of lung cancer is scientifically proven clearly,” the NCC said in its latest online post, referring to JT’s earlier assertion casting doubt on a study by the center that concluded passive smoking ha
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Oct 17, 2016 18:21

[Asia, Asia-pacific, India, Malaysia] BAHAROM: Have guidelines on e-ciggies, vaping gone up in smoke?

those who move to e-cigarettes or other novel tobacco products with reduced harm, which can be by means of heating e-liquids or tobacco, are generating vapour rather than harmful cigarette smoke. This is a debate for the Conference of Parties (CoP) in Nov (my)
added Oct 17, 2016 18:17
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