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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] 33% of Koreans obese, 23% of women heavy drinkers

The smoking rate among men dropped to a record low in 2015, dipping below 40 percent for the first time. About 39.3 percent of Korean men aged 19 or older were smokers last year, down 3.8 percentage points from the previous year’s 43.1 percent. That ma
Korea Herald (kr)
added Nov 7, 2016 20:29

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Graphic health warnings on cigarette products now in full swing

Caridad explained that the said law aims not only to warn the public of the devastating effects of tobacco use but also to remove misleading descriptors, which tend to convey that a certain tobacco product is healthier, less harmful or safer. With this
added Nov 7, 2016 14:58

[Asia-pacific] Personalized Risk Assessment in Never, Light, and Heavy Smokers in a prospective cohort in Taiwan [FREE FULL TEXT]

The risk model for heavy smokers can allow us to stratify heavy smokers into subgroups with distinct risks, which, if applied to low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening, may greatly reduce false positives.
Scientific Reports
added Nov 6, 2016 23:03

[Asia-pacific] VIDEO: Child labor on Indonesia's tobacco farms

July Eping is one of many children in Indonesia who work with tobacco. It's dangerous and illegal work. But their families are poor, and everyone has to help with the harvesting, drying and sorting.
DW World (Deutsche Welle) (de)
added Nov 6, 2016 16:56

[Asia, Asia-pacific] Tobacco Industry Interference Index (PDF)

This third report shows that a few countries are moving forward in their efforts to implement the FCTC Article 5.3 Guidelines; however, others are facing increased industry interference. Overall, there still remains much room for improvement in the imp
Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) (th)
added Nov 5, 2016 13:52

[Asia-pacific] Tobacco industry still thwarting governments in South-East Asia

In South-East Asia, “The tobacco industry continues to interfere with, deter and thwart governments' efforts to protect public health through both overt and covert means,” says a new report by the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA). The in
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Nov 5, 2016 13:49

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] EDITORIAL - Deadly habit

Fortunately, President Duterte, who has quit smoking, seems determined to curb tobacco consumption in the country. Political will is needed for the effective enforcement of measures to ban smoking in public places and ensure compliance with the requireme
Philippine Star (ph)
added Nov 4, 2016 19:51

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] DOH implements graphic health warning law today

Starting today, all tobacco products shall bear graphic health warnings which show the ill effects of smoking as the Department of Health (DOH) launches the full implementation of the Graphic Health Warnings (GHW) Law on tobacco products. “We already gai
added Nov 4, 2016 16:58

[Asia-pacific, Philippines, California] BONDOC: Mind if I smoke? Mind if I die?

youth are being taught to shun the vice that sickened and shortened the lives of their elders. Enforcement of the smoking prohibition in public indoors is spotty. But today begins the picturing of graphic health warnings (GHWs) on cigarette packs.
Philippine Star (ph)
added Nov 3, 2016 21:13

[Asia-pacific, Australia, Singapore] LESTER: Excluding Tobacco From Trade Agreements: The Wrong Way To Promote Policy Space

The most frequently cited example is Philip Morris bringing claims against Uruguay and Australia for their respective tobacco laws. Both claims failed. This argument is overstated and unconvincing. Even after the Philip Morris claims, over thirty countri
Huffington Post (blog)
added Nov 2, 2016 19:39
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