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[Asia-pacific] Are you a Malaysian looking to quit smoking? Here's how

The Tobacco Quitline, a telephone facility offering comprehensive smoking cessation service, was launched today. The launch of the joint initiative by Johnson & Johnson Malaysia and Universiti Sains Malaysia was witnessed by Deputy Health Minister Datuk S
New Straits Times (my)
added Aug 29, 2016 21:30
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Graphic warnings help reduce smoking – US study

GRAPHIC warnings printed on cigarette packs about the dangerous effects of smoking have encouraged more smokers to reduce smoking or quit the habit altogether than text-only warnings, a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina has fou
Manila Times (ph)
added Aug 29, 2016 21:30
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] National scene: Schools to put danger of smoking in curriculum

In an effort to make students aware of the dangers of tobacco and deterring them from smoking, Culture and Education Minister Muhadjir Effendi plans to include information on the dangers of smoking in the school curriculum, starting from elementary school
Jakarta Post (id)
added Aug 29, 2016 15:28
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] National parks will be non-smoking areas by year-end

The Health Ministry will gazette all national parks nationwide to be smoke-free zones by year-end...currently, 22 areas had been gazetted as smoke-free, including religious places, rest areas on the highways and education places, including universities.
BERNAMA (Malaysian National News Agency) (my)
added Aug 29, 2016 14:14
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Government prodded on PH-wide smoking ban

“We are hopeful that a comprehensive nationwide smoke-free policy be adopted soon in order to provide immediate protection to the people’s health against the ills brought by smoking,” said New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) President Emer Roj
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Aug 28, 2016 20:17
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] All national parks to be non-smoking areas by year-end

The Health Ministry will gazette all national parks nationwide to be smoke-free zones by year-end...currently, 22 areas had been gazetted as smoke-free, including religious places, rest areas on the highways and education places, including universities.
Daily Express (my)
added Aug 28, 2016 20:06
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[Asia-pacific] McConnell Comment on TPP Ends Obama's Chance to Close Deal

The Senate will not vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership this year because of “serious flaws” in the agreement, Majority LeaderMitch McConnell told a farm group, effectively ending President Barack Obama’s drive for congressional approval before he leav
Roll Call
added Aug 26, 2016 23:41
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Expensive cigarettes, why not? — Survey

around three-quarters of 1,000 respondents — including smokers — surveyed by the University of Indonesia’s (UI) Center for Health Economics and Policy Studies agreed that the price of cigarettes should be doubled, and the taxes raised used to fund the Nat
Jakarta Post (id)
added Aug 24, 2016 14:12
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Plan to raise price of smokes gets cheers

The plan, which has yet to have a specific schedule, has given new hope to anti-tobacco groups, which have despaired over the government’s protection of the industry. A public health expert from the University of Indonesia (UI), Hasbullah Thabrany, po
Jakarta Post (id)
added Aug 23, 2016 23:40
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] EDITORIAL: The endless fight against tobacco

Thabrany’s finding is just one of many voices that politicians and the government need to take into account, or else this nation will pay too high a price for failing to exercise tobacco control. Even if policymakers turn a deaf ear to the warnings, any
Jakarta Post (id)
added Aug 23, 2016 23:39
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