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[Asia-pacific, Macau] Government open to revisiting smoking ban

the government would be open to debate on the continuing of smoking areas in casino VIP rooms, TDM radio reported. “It’s still early. But we’re open [to the idea]. We’ll analyse first; we have to be objective and open-minded,” Alexis Tam stated, suggestin
Macau Business Daily (mo)
added May 30, 2016 01:29

[Asia-pacific] SEATCA Tobacco Packaging and Labelling Index (PDF) (44pp)

This SEATCA Tobacco and Packaging Index provides a detailed review of the current status of packaging and labelling requirements in ASEAN countries according to the recommendations of the FCTC Article 11 Guidelines. The first of its kind, this index ackno
Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) (th)
added May 29, 2016 16:05

[Asia-pacific] ASUNTA: Asean urged to enforce large pictorial warnings, plain packaging of tobacco

The ‘SEATCA Tobacco Packaging and Labelling Index” found that while all 10 Asean countries had legislated pictorial health warning (PHW) labels on tobacco packages, only four countries require warnings whose sizes are considered international best practi
Malaysiakini (my)
added May 29, 2016 15:25

[Asia-pacific] Smoking lounges on Macau casino floors approved by legislative committee

The smoking lounges were approved by a majority of the Macau Legislative Assembly working committee, which voted to keep them on casino main floors, rather than the total ban on smoking that the government proposed, according to GGRAsia. The committee al
World Casino News
added May 29, 2016 15:22

[Asia-pacific, Vietnam] Celebs join no-tobacco event with 2000 youths in Ho Chi Minh City

The event, taking place at the Youth Cultural House in District 1, was aimed to celebrate the World No Tobacco Day (May 31) and the National Anti-Tobacco Week. The ceremony attracted nearly 2,000 youths, hailing from citywide universities and colleges,
Tuoi Tre Newspaper (vn)
added May 29, 2016 15:19

[Asia-pacific] Health Ministry estimates five million smokers aged 18 and above in Malaysia

Sulaiman said the group contributed to about 20,000 pre-mature deaths yearly as a result of tobacco related complications. “Among the main complications are cancer, chronic lung disease and cardiovascular diseases,” he told reporters after launching the
Malay Mail (my)
added May 29, 2016 15:10

[Asia-pacific] SEATCA Tobacco Industry Interference Index: a tool for measuring implementation of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control [FREE FULL TEXT]

This Tobacco Industry Interference Index, based on the WHO FCTC Article 5.3 Guidelines, is a useful advocacy tool for identifying both progress and gaps in national efforts at implementing WHO FCTC Article 5.3.
Tobacco Control
added May 28, 2016 19:17

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Plain cigarette packaging to put smokers off, ministry hopes

The Health Ministry is pushing for plain packaging on all cigarettes sold in Indonesia to reduce the alarmingly high smoking rate, especially among adolescents, which claims 200,000 lives per year. The idea behind plain packaging is that a uniform, ugly
Jakarta Post (id)
added May 28, 2016 15:55

[Asia, Asia-pacific] Despite smokers decrease, Vietnam listed in 15 nations with most smokers

Though the number of Vietnamese smokers reduced, the country is still one of nations who have high rate of smokers in the world, said the Ministry of Health at a meeting held yesterday in response to the No Tobacco Week and the World No Tobacco Day
Vietnam Net
added May 27, 2016 22:21

[Asia-pacific, Vietnam] Việt Nam must create non-smoking environment: WHO

The WHO representative in Việt Nam, Lokky Wai, said Việt Nam should establish a task force that comprises a group or team of inspectors and supervisors and a hotline to receive feedback and handle smoking violations. Wai also praised Việt Nam’s achievem
Viet Nam News (vn)
added May 27, 2016 22:20
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