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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] DOH, FDA asked to regulate production, sale of e-cigarettes

New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP)...president Emer Rojas said the DOH and the FDA should put restrictions on the growing popularity of e-cigarettes considering its adverse effects on public health.
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Feb 8, 2017 16:04

[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Philip Morris, KT&G to wage e-cigarette war

(PMI) Korea is considering releasing its signature iQOS smokeless e-cigarette in Korea this year at the earliest, according to industry officials, Monday. The international tobacco company's move seems to intensify competition among tobacco makers here
Korea Times (kr)
added Feb 7, 2017 17:57

[Asia-pacific] Japan Tobacco playing catch-up to Western peers

Japan Tobacco fell behind on the curve against international competitors when it came to the rollout of heated cigarettes, and now the company is paying the price in both its bottom line and the equity market. JT on Monday reported a 421.6 billion yen (
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Feb 7, 2017 17:55

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] ARILLO: Here they go again

THE recent move by antismoking buffs urging the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to conduct a third-party audit on the oldest Filipino-owned Mighty Corp. (MC), whose cigarettes ate away a large portion of its multinational rivals’ market in recent years,
Business Mirror (ph)
added Feb 7, 2017 16:23

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] 2-tier cigarette tax bid shelved

Review the Sin Tax Reform Law first before tackling the proposal to revert to a two-tier excise tax system for cigarettes. This was the Senate leadership’s order to its ways and means committee, chaired by Sen. Sonny Angara, even as the Lower House alre
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Feb 6, 2017 15:06
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Strict enforcement only way to deter smoking in public places

Johor Consumers Movement Association chairman Abdul Majid Kayat said having “No Smoking” signs is meaningless without enforcement. “Look at our neighbour Singapore, I personally witnessed a litterbug in Orchard Road who was caught throwing rubbish and f
The Star (my)
added Feb 6, 2017 15:06

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] RM10,000 fine for smoking within public parks

Public and national parks in the country have been gazetted as no-smoking zones effective Feb 1 (2017), said Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
Rakyat Post (my)
added Feb 6, 2017 15:06

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Man, student nabbed in Depok for possessing gorilla tobacco

The Depok Police in West Java have arrested a man and a male high school student for allegedly possessing gorilla tobacco, a new type of drug that has recently increased in popularity. Depok Police narcotics division chief Comr. Putu Kholis said the two
Jakarta Post (id)
added Feb 4, 2017 17:55

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Harmful effects of gorilla tobacco

the tobacco's substances are absorbed by the lungs followed by other parts of the body, including the brain, after being smoked. Its users will feel like they are being crushed in a gorilla’s embrace when using the tobacco, hence the name. The synthetic c
Jakarta Post (id)
added Feb 4, 2017 17:55

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] BIR eyes 3rd-party monitor for bogus cigarettes, tax stamps

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is looking at tapping a third-party entity to monitor the proliferation of fake stamps and cigarettes in the tobacco industry. “We’re still studying it, we’re working on it,” BIR Commissioner Caesar Dulay told report
Manila Times (ph)
added Feb 3, 2017 17:28
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