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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Coffee shops uphold DBKU call with no-smoking zone

In a win-win compromise to the initial DBKU call for a smoking ban on all coffee shops in its jurisdiction, a compromise was struck up between the Kuching Coffeeshop and Restaurant Owners’ Association and the Kuching North City Commission (DBKU). It will
Borneo Post (my)
added Dec 23, 2016 19:08

[Asia-pacific, Japan] Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Kidney Damage in Kids

Researchers looked at test results for excessive protein in the urine (proteinuria) -- which is a sign of reduced kidney function -- in nearly 44,600 children in Japan who were followed until age 3. Among the mothers in the study, nearly 5 percent smoke
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Dec 23, 2016 00:38

[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Cigarette packs to carry graphic health warnings

Starting Friday, graphic warnings about the harmful effects of smoking will be attached to cigarette packs...all cigarette packs sold here, including those sold at duty-free shops, must carry one of 10 designated full-color and disturbing photos with war
Korea Herald (kr)
added Dec 22, 2016 15:47

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Hiking tobacco excise alone won’t reduce smoking: Finance Ministry

The Finance Ministry doubts that the increase in tobacco excise can reduce the prevalence of smoking...said besides gradually increasing excise tax, educating people about the negative impact of smoking and preventing youths from purchasing tobacco produ
Jakarta Post (id)
added Dec 21, 2016 22:45

[Asia-pacific, India, Philippines] PH backs e-cigarettes restrictions

THE Philippines is supporting World Health Organization (WHO)-backed proposals to regulate Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), or e-cigarettes—the use of which is popularly known as “vaping”—presented during the seventh biennial Conference of Pa
Manila Times (ph)
added Dec 19, 2016 23:10

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Big tobacco farmers' group backs cigarette tax bill

The National Federation of Tobacco Farmers Association and Cooperatives (NAFTAC) is throwing its full support to House Bill 4144, calling it the “true pro-farmers measure and pro-poor.” NAFTAC president Mario E. Cabasal also called on his group’s member
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Dec 18, 2016 17:18

[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Tobacco sellers fear new warning pictures

will be a heavy burden on Korean retailers, such as convenience stores and duty free shops, according to industry sources. Tobacco manufacturers will have to print images highlighting the deadly risks of smoking on their cigarette packets starting Dec. 2
Korea Times (kr)
added Dec 18, 2016 16:31

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Oldest Filipino-owned tobacco firm supports government policy

“The two-tier tax system will benefit the government in terms of revenue. Not only will it benefit local farmers, it will also continuously help the local economy. Nevertheless, we will support any decision that the executive branch will make,’’ accordin
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Dec 17, 2016 07:12

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Tobacco group trashes House sin tax bill

The Philippine Tobacco Growers Association (PTGA) reiterated its strong objection to the House-approved bill proposing a huge increase in cigarette excise taxes while keeping the two-tier structure even as its president Saturnino Distor disowned press re
Manila Times (ph)
added Dec 16, 2016 21:00

[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Graphic Images to be Added on Tobacco Packets to Lower Korea’s Smoking Rate

Starting on December 23, appalling graphic images will be added to cigarette packets in a dire attempt to cut down the country's smoking rate. These graphic photos will give smokers a closer and clearer look at the possible effects of longtime smoking. Th
Korea Portal
added Dec 16, 2016 18:41
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