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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] A double whammy: Lung disease patients at risk of active tuberculosis

It turned out that Mr Tan was battling more than just one serious lung condition; he had also come down with tuberculosis (TB), a contagious air-borne bacterial infection which made headlines last month when an unusual drug-resistant cluster was identifi
TODAYonline (sg)
added Jul 13, 2016 01:57
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[Asia-pacific, Burma/Myanmar, China] With return of Big Tobacco to Myanmar, smoking rates on the rise

Since the return of Big Tobacco to Myanmar en masse in 2013, smoking rates have increased markedly. Tobacco control experts warn that the firms’ sophisticated strategies are likely to push more people into the clutches of addiction
Southeastern Globe (kh)
added Jul 11, 2016 21:18
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Cigarette volume surge questions gov't's anti-smoking policy

The government's initiative to help more people go cold turkey through a cigarette price hike has turned out to be in vain, as the number of cigarette packs produced here and imported in the first quarter of this year increased 60 percent year-on-year, d
Korea Times (kr)
added Jul 11, 2016 17:40
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Smoker jailed for stabbing man who told him off

Tay was yesterday jailed for eight months... A district court heard that Mr Yue and his friend Deng Jung Gang, 45, were drinking at the coffee shop that evening when Tay started smoking... Tay, a regular patron of the coffee shop, turned himself in the n
Straits Times (sg)
added Jul 8, 2016 18:56
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[Asia-pacific] LEVITZ: If Hillary Clinton Picks Elizabeth Warren, the TPP Is Dead

As Warren notes, the authors of the TPP implicitly acknowledged the threat that ISDS poses to public-health regulations by barring tobacco companies from accessing the process. (If ISDS posed no risk to reasonable public-health regulations, there would b
New York Magazine
added Jul 8, 2016 18:53
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] 'Smoking cafes' light up controversy

The new cafés do not serve customers but give them paper cups so they can get coffee from vending machines. This allows the venues to be licensed under food vending laws ― not as a restaurant ― avoiding the ban on chairs and tables in smoking lounges. T
Korea Times (kr)
added Jul 8, 2016 12:34
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Odd-job worker jailed for stabbing man who took a picture of him smoking

An odd-job worker returned to a coffeeshop and stabbed a man who had earlier taken a photograph and chided him for smoking... Tay started smoking at a table beside them. Upset by his actions, Mr Yue took a photograph of Tay with his mobile phone before c
Straits Times (sg)
added Jul 7, 2016 13:22
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Govt to limit public smoking areas

Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung said extending non-smoking areas was among the measures, including tobacco import cuts and excise rate increases, the government would take to curb the health impacts of cigarette smoking. “So in public spaces, smoking are
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jul 7, 2016 13:01
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] FCTC ratification must consider national interests: Jokowi

In a limited meeting to discuss the FCTC ratification at the State Palace on Tuesday, Jokowi acknowledged Indonesia was the only country in Asia that had not yet ratified the agreement. According to the WHO, 180 countries representing about 90 percent of
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jul 7, 2016 13:00
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] ‘Komunitas Kretek’ rejects tobacco control ratification

“Komunitas Kretek” or the Clove Cigarette Community has rejected any call for ratifying the (WHO FCTC), saying that Indonesia would lose its own cultural heritage if the government ratifies it. “Indonesia has its tobacco product called kretek, which has
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jul 7, 2016 12:59
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