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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] MYDIN: Do more to curb smoking, and vaping

“Health policies and programmes have the ability to either promote or violate human rights, including the right to health, depending on the way they are designed or implemented. “Taking steps to respect and protect human rights upholds the health sector’s
New Straits Times (my)
added Jan 13, 2017 16:36
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] DOH chief opposes bill on 2-tier cigarette tax

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial made a stand against the House bill seeking to impose a two-tier excise tax structure on cigarettes. "We have a number of health champions in Senate, and we're hoping that it will not push through in the Senate," Ubial said
Rappler (ph)
added Jan 13, 2017 16:26
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Solon seeks to institutionalize ban on tobacco advertisement

Fortun filed House Bill 4713, seeking to institutionalize a comprehensive ban on all forms of tobacco advertising, promotions and sponsorships (TAPS) in the country. The said bill seeks to prohibit the placing, posting, or displaying tobacco advertise
PHILIPPINE INFORMATION AGENCY (ph)
added Jan 13, 2017 16:25
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Hong Kong] Graphic health warning enlargement counterproductive to fight against illicit tobacco trade

Pollster Ipsos Hong Kong released in January a survey report on public perception of the black market cigarette trade. Commissioned by the Hong Kong United Against Illicit Trade (HKUAIT), the report interviewed about a thousand Hong Kong adult citizens
Harbour Times (hk)
added Jan 11, 2017 21:46
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] MOHAMED: Not much proof that e-cigarettes can help people stop smoking

the Institute of Public Health, Health Ministry, conducted a survey on the use of e-cigarettes among adolescents and adults in Malaysia (The Tobacco and E-cigarette Survey among Malaysia Adolescents and The National E-Cigarette Survey 2016). The results w
New Straits Times (my)
added Jan 11, 2017 13:44
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[Asia-pacific] Hand-Rolled Clove Cigarette Industry of Indonesia in Trouble

Production of hand-rolled clove cigarettes (kretek) fell 30 percent...Considering more and more indoor spaces prohibit the consumption of tobacco-related products in Indonesia, people tend to purchase machine-rolled kretek because it takes less time to fi
Indonesia Investments (nl)
added Jan 10, 2017 17:38
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Cigarette value-added tax raised to 9.1 percent

The government has pushed up the value-added tax (PPN) on cigarettes to 9.1 percent this year ...The Association of Indonesian Light Cigarette Producers (Gaprindo) has protested the new measure as the rise breaches the government’s agreement with industry
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jan 9, 2017 20:49
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] PMFTC looks to expand in Mindanao, says Agri chief

is eyeing to expand in Mindanao, seeing the area’s favorable climate conditions as viable for tobacco leaves cultivation, according to Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol. “They’re looking at Mindanao for expansion areas because of the favorable clima
Business World (ph)
added Jan 9, 2017 20:47
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Black Nazarene devotees reminded that Rizal Park is a No Smoking, No Littering Zone

A group promoting a trash-less “Traslacion” has reminded the followers of the Black Nazarene to faithfully observe the “no smoking, no littering” of Rizal Park where the night-long vigil will take place on January 8. The EcoWaste Coalition, a waste and
PHILIPPINE INFORMATION AGENCY (ph)
added Jan 8, 2017 23:57
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Orchard ramps up fight against smoking

Designated smoking points are making their mark along the Orchard Road shopping belt, as the area inches towards becoming smoke-free. Last month, four white L-shaped markings were painted outside several shopping malls, demarcating a rectangular zone wi
Straits Times (sg)
added Jan 8, 2017 22:01
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