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[Asia-pacific] Are cigarettes too affordable for China’s young people?

China can keep children from smoking by raising tobacco taxes continuously to maintain a minimum per-packet retail price of 20 yuan (HK$24.62, US$3.15), according to a survey by the University of International Business and Economics.
South China Morning Post
added Mar 2, 2018 18:06
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines] Big Tobacco’s smoke and mirrors in Asean

Even when bolstered by the support of the Bloomberg Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, strong tobacco control remains elusive in the region. The main reason is the tobacco industry, which has proved to be a tenacious bully when it come
Asian Correspondent.com (Hybrid News Ltd)
added Mar 2, 2018 00:18
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Luczon: Burning questions in tobacco control

despite all this, its implementation remains a challenge. Even the owner of that store in Cogon still sells cigarette sticks and even in cases. This is a reality that is still lamented by the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Alliance Philippines, A
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added Mar 1, 2018 17:59
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[Asia-pacific] LETTER: Will e-cigarettes see Hong Kong side with science or fearmongering on tobacco use?

Policymakers elsewhere should be mindful that rejection of reduced health risk because of inadequate evidence does not automatically prove that the product is as harmful as traditional cigarettes. Unfortunately, the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health
South China Morning Post
added Feb 28, 2018 17:40
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Why smoking on flights is banned

A sad reminder came from Varig Flight 820, which made an emergency landing in France in 1973 as a result of smoke inside the cabin, triggered by a fire in one of the lavatories. It resulted in 123 deaths, with only 11 survivors. The suspected cause was a
Jakarta Post (id)
added Feb 28, 2018 17:14
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Citilink passenger removed from flight for smoking

A passenger was removed from a Citilink flight on Sunday for smoking while boarding the aircraft as it was refueling, the budget carrier stated...The Citilink crew were alarmed upon seeing the passenger, who continued smoking while climbing the aircraft
Jakarta Post (id)
added Feb 28, 2018 17:14
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] No doubt about harmful effects of e-cigarettes

In Singapore, smokers who wish to quit should use proven nicotine replacement therapies which have been evaluated for safety and efficacy by the Health Sciences Authority (HSA), and which are already available in Singapore. We are open to reviewing the
Straits Times (sg)
added Feb 27, 2018 04:12
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] ‘Absurd’ if DOH endorses vaping, says health group

A health advocacy group calling for stricter tobacco control is objecting to calls for the Department of Health (DOH) to endorse vaping as a safer alternative to cigarette smoking. HealthJustice Philippines (HJP) maintained that electronic cigarettes we
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Feb 26, 2018 22:51
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[Asia-pacific, China] Indonesia accused of favouring big tobacco as vaping industry faces giant tax increase

Chain-smoking Indonesia is moving to stub out its booming e-cigarette sector, sparking criticism that the government is siding with giant tobacco firms at the expense of public health. The Southeast Asian nation has one of the world’s highest smoking r
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Feb 26, 2018 04:45
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] FAS gets tough on smoking problem

The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) is tackling the longstanding problem of smoking within the professional ranks head on. The clampdown has started with the Young Lions, essentially Singapore's Under-23 squad who play in the S.League and repres
The New Paper Online (sg)
added Feb 22, 2018 23:24
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