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[Asia-pacific] American Cancer Society Report Lauds TPP For Provision On Tobacco

Society used the occasion of “World No Tobacco Day” (May 31) to highlight a provision of the Trans-Pacific Partnership that would make it harder for tobacco companies to sue member countries to delay or stop smoking restrictions and other measures. World
World Trade Online [Inside U.S. Trade]
added Jun 1, 2016 20:14

[Asia-pacific] Things to know about Singapore's extended smoking ban on June 1

The latest smoking ban applies to reservoirs, parks under JTC Corporation, parks in public housing estates managed by town councils, and parks in private housing estates under NParks. NEA said that 'No Smoking' signages will be installed at the newly pr
AsiaOne (sg)
added Jun 1, 2016 20:05

[Asia-pacific] Nearly 30 million Vietnamese non-smokers are passive smokers

Cigarette smoke affects some 30 million non-smokers, especially women and children in Việt Nam, according to the Ministry of Health. Smoking is the main cause of lung cancer. Each year, Việt Nam witnesses an additional 20,000 cases of lung cancer and mor
Viet Nam News (vn)
added May 31, 2016 20:50

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Gov't commited to plain packaging for tobacco products: Minister

Malaysia is committed to implementing plain packaging for tobacco products, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam. He said in view of World No Tobacco Day that is celebrated globally on May 31, Malaysia is committed to supporting this year's
Sun Daily (my)
added May 31, 2016 20:40

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Tobacco companies under siege: What do they say?

Philip Morris International’s spokesman Eunice Cher said that while the company supported “evidence-based regulations of tobacco products that protect public health”, consideration for the effect on the black market and constraints on retailers and consu
The Middle Ground (sg)
added May 31, 2016 20:08

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] S'pore Cancer Society to target the young, as part of World No Tobacco Day campaign

"This is a break from the traditional 'teach and learn' environment, with youth who work together with SCS now having the opportunity of owning this challenge and coming out with creative ways to build a smoke-free environment." Even before the campaign
Straits Times (sg)
added May 31, 2016 20:07


He also found out, while researching for the project, that smoking among young Singaporeans, aged 18 to 29 years old, rose from 12.3 per cent in 2004 to 16.3 per cent in 2010. The numbers rose to 16 per cent in 2014. Bothered by that fact, Jonathan deci
The New Paper Online (sg)
added May 31, 2016 20:04

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] SERVOS: NEA should work closely with public to enforce smoking ban

I write about the need for stronger enforcement measures regarding the ban on smoking in public areas. I find from experience that many smokers are law-abiding but may be unaware of the specific non-smoking zones, and that they would put out their cigare
TODAYonline (sg)
added May 31, 2016 20:03

[Asia-pacific] SINGH: Adopt plain packaging to halt tobacco epidemic

The message isn’t getting through: Tobacco kills.... Though all 11 countries in the World Health Organization’s Southeast Asian region, including parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, have developed and implemented tobacco control l
Myanmar Times (mm)
added May 31, 2016 19:25

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] MOHAMAD: Govt neglects child smokers, labor in tobacco industry

So even if the recent study of Human Rights Watch shows a large number of unprotected child workers in tobacco farming and the ever growing number of child smokers, the government shows no interest. So who will help them?
Jakarta Post (id)
added May 31, 2016 13:28
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