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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] CHILDREN'S BOOK TO CREATE AWARENESS ON SMOKING

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
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[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
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[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
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[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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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] RAMADIANTO: Protecting our future from secondhand smoke

The government should put in place laws designed to protect everyone, including children, from SHS exposure and enforce them consistently. Arguably, the law tends to take its time catching up with scientific evidence, and even more so when the evidence c
Jakarta Post (id)
added May 31, 2016 13:27
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[Asia-pacific] Tobacco kills 150 persons every hour in South East Asia: WHO

Tobacco use continues to be a major public health issue across South East Asian region including India as it kills on an average around 150 persons every hour, WHO on Monday said, advocating making ‘plain packaging’, which involves removal of branding an
Doordarshan (in)
added May 31, 2016 13:16
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] Cambodia tough on smokers

Phnom Penh Post reported that the Ministry of Health will run a campaign to explain recent legislation that bans smoking in public places. Once the campaign ends the law will be strictly enforced against smokers and establishments, mainly restaurants an
TTR Weekly (th)
added May 30, 2016 19:35
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[Asia-pacific] Smoking lounges in Macau breach WHO convention

The Macau Association of Health Policy said in a statement that setting up smoking lounges in indoor public places or workplaces was a violation of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
Macau News (mo)
added May 30, 2016 19:25
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Slippery slope with alcohol health warnings, tobacco firm warns

JTI Malaysia expressed concern today that Putrajaya could impose “tobacco-style” regulations on other industries after Putrajaya mandated health warnings on alcohol products. JT International Berhad managing director Guilherme Silva said the regulatory r
Malay Mail (my)
added May 30, 2016 19:25
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[Asia-pacific] 5 Million Malaysian Smokers Aged 18 And Above

The Health Ministry estimates smokers aged 18 and above in the country number a staggering five million. Malaysia's population currently is 28 million. Health deputy director-general (Public Health) Datuk Dr Lokman Hakim Sulaiman said the group contribut
Malaysian Digest (my)
added May 30, 2016 15:09
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