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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] More open spaces, parks designated no smoking zones

The government has designated all national and state parks, playgrounds, camp sites and public parks in Peninsular Malaysia as no smoking zones effective Feb 1 this year, The Star reported. The amendment to the law which regulates no smoking zones was ann (my)
added Feb 3, 2017 13:53
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] askST: Is smoking allowed inside and outside HDB flats?

I see neighbours smoking along corridors and at void decks, while some smoke next to the main door.... The short answer: Yes, smoking inside one's HDB apartment is allowed. But step outside the home with a lit cigarette and one may run afoul of the la
Straits Times (sg)
added Feb 3, 2017 13:30

[Asia-pacific, Taiwan] Court upholds NT$5 million fine on British tobacco company

Imperial Tobacco received the fine in 2015 for violating the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act, after the company was found to have invited consumers to try out one of its cigarette products, as part of a marketing survey.
Focus Taiwan
added Feb 3, 2017 13:27

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] LETTER: Set long-term goal of stubbing out smoking

With the unnecessary economic loss and untold human suffering brought about by smoking, it is time for Singapore to have a firm plan on how smoking can be eliminated ("Smoking cost the world $2 trillion in 2012: Study"; Feb 1).
Straits Times (sg)
added Feb 3, 2017 03:36

[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] KT&G chief cleared of bribery charges

A local court on Thursday acquitted the head of the country's leading tobacco maker of receiving some tens of millions of won in bribes from a lobbyist for striking a deal with an advertising agency, citing a lack of evidence.
Korea Times (kr)
added Feb 2, 2017 19:53

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] BIR also starts probing Philip Morris, other firms

Mighty Corp., the oldest and Filipino-owned cigarette manufacturer, described as fair and laudable the new Bureau of Internal Revenue order to include market leader Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corp. and other players in its fake stamps investigation.
Manila Standard (ph)
added Feb 1, 2017 14:41

[Asia-pacific] Smokers face tighter rules as Japanese capital eyes smoke-free Olympics

Japan must make public places in Tokyo smoke-free by the time it hosts the 2020 Summer Olympics or risk falling afoul of International Olympic Committee (IOC) rules that call for a healthy games, activists said on Tuesday. Japan's health minister has sa
added Jan 31, 2017 14:25

[Asia-pacific] LIEW: Will raising the minimum legal age for smoking work in Singapore?

As a former police officer with more than a decade of service as both a regular and a reservist, I have had to respond to many fights and altercations caused by has to ask which is a bigger social evil, and if public health should outweigh
The New Paper Online (sg)
added Jan 31, 2017 01:14

[Asia-pacific] “APAC E-Liquid Market: Focus on the type, Origin, Geography and Distribution Channel: Analysis & Forecast, 2016-2025”

The APAC e-liquid market currently makes up only a meager share of the global market and is valued at $291.83 million. As the proliferation of e-cigarettes in the region increases and Asia Pacific (APAC) market gains momentum the market is expected to be
Business Wire
added Jan 30, 2017 22:37

[Asia-pacific, Japan] Hachiko area of Shibuya Station choking on litter from smokers

Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward is considering imposing harsher penalties to prevent ill-mannered smokers from polluting the popular Hachiko meeting place with secondhand smoke and discarded cigarette butts.
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Jan 30, 2017 00:21
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