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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Sales of Korean slim cigarette skyrocket overseas

KT&G on Wednesday, the number of slim cigarettes sold outside Korea from 2001 to July this year was around 220 billion. Sales of Esse currently account for more than one-third of slim cigarettes sold worldwide. The popularity of Esse stems from its high
Korea Herald (kr)
added Aug 3, 2016 18:26
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Welcome to Davao, the Philippine Leader’s Town: ‘No Smoking, No Crime’

. Smoking is banned throughout the city, except in a few designated areas. A party town? Maybe not, but many people who live here in Davao City, where President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has been the mayor for most of the past two decades, say that’s not the
New York Times
added Aug 2, 2016 19:50
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] They can only puff in designated yellow circles in heritage enclave

George Town is believed to be the only no-smoking district in Malaysia with these little corners of refuge for smokers. The corners are not roofed so the smoke will dissipate quickly. And you will have to carry your own portable ashtray. “No one will th
The Star (my)
added Aug 2, 2016 18:47
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] South Korea came up with a plan to cut down smoking. The opposite happened.

government launched an initiative to up the price of cigarettes...bump the average price of a pack of cigarettes...New no-smoking zones and required health warnings on labels would follow. Moon predicted that South Koreans would buy 34 percent fewer ciga
Washington Post
added Aug 2, 2016 15:01
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[Asia-pacific] Matthew Myers: Indonesia Not Protected from the Dangers of Smoking

There are actually various key points mandated by the FCTC that have not been implemented by the Indonesian government. Firstly, there are no national laws in Indonesia that ban the act of consuming cigarettes/tobacco in indoor spaces. This implies that m
Indonesia Investments (nl)
added Aug 2, 2016 14:51
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[Asia-pacific, China] Model quitter: President Xi Jinping’s decision to give up smoking deserves praise, WHO chiefs says

A compliment from the World Health Organisation chief to President Xi Jinping for quitting smoking will be a boost to tobacco control efforts...Her compliment comes as the State Council, the cabinet, is contemplating whether to enforce stricter tobacco co
South China Morning Post
added Aug 1, 2016 21:46
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] CSC, DOH celebrate six-year campaign vs. tobacco industry interference

CSC Chairperson Bala explained that JMC No. 2010-01 provides specific guidelines for the Philippine bureaucracy’s interactions with the tobacco industry. For its part, the CSC is tasked with informing government employees of the policy against tobacco ind
PHILIPPINE INFORMATION AGENCY (ph)
added Aug 1, 2016 21:46
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[Asia-pacific] Change in the air as Hong Kong health bureau bids to ban e-cigarettes and improve organ donation

In an exclusive interview with the Post, Undersecretary for Food and Health Professor Sophia Chan Siu-chee reveals the bureau’s goals in the final nine months of the current administration
South China Morning Post
added Aug 1, 2016 15:28
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] An unseen threat to ‘kretek’, symbol of culture and history

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has stated that the government will take into account the fate and livelihood of tobacco farmers and workers before deciding on signing the (FCTC). He is mindful of the national interest and export priorities, as well as th
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jul 31, 2016 04:23
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Full ban on shisha, emerging tobacco products in S’pore from Aug 1

Although it was banned since Nov 28, 2014, shisha tobacco importers and retailers were given a grace period until July 31, 2016... second phase of the ban on on emerging tobacco products available in Singapore, including nasal snuff, oral snuff, gutkha,
TODAYonline (sg)
added Jul 29, 2016 18:34
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