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[Asia-pacific] Malaysia needs new Act for tobacco control, says ex-MOH official

Putrajaya must enact a standalone law on tobacco control with standardised packaging rules before the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement comes into effect, a retired Health Ministry official said today. Dr Zarihah Mohd Zain, former head of the tob
Malay Mail (my)
added May 24, 2016 15:41

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Health group hails Duterte's plan to impose nationwide smoking ban

PUBLIC health advocacy group, Health Justice Philippines, was elated Sunday over the plan of presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte to impose a nationwide smoking ban. Health Justice managing director Irene Reyes said they are already looking forward to t
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added May 22, 2016 19:44

[Asia-pacific] Japan Tobacco's Cigarette Sales Fall in April

In a disclosure to the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Japan Tobacco Inc said it sold 8 billion of cigarettes in April, down from the 9.2 billion cigarettes it sold in April 2015. With the drop in sales volume, Japan Tobacco’s domestic cigarette revenue during th
added May 22, 2016 14:49

[Asia-pacific, Korea - North] North Koreans told to quit smoking as Kim kicks the habit ($$)

has not been seen smoking in public for more than two months. The change coincides with a new anti-smoking campaign by his government. According to a Japanese sushi chef who worked for the Kim family during the young leader’s childhood, he took up smokin
Times Of London (uk)
added May 21, 2016 20:30

[Asia-pacific] Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Likely Impact on the U.S. Economy and on Specific Industry Sectors (PDF) (792pp)

beverages and tobacco products would experience a substantial reduction in the export tariffs faced by the industry. This change would result in export and output gains in this sector. . . . Several interested parties expressed concern about TPP’s carv
United States International Trade Commission (USITC)
added May 21, 2016 01:28

[Asia-pacific] As Congress Reviews Trans-Pacific Partnership Following ITC Report, Provision Protecting Tobacco Control Measures Warrants Strong Support

Some members of Congress from tobacco-growing states have indicated they will oppose the TPP because of this provision. If they do so, the ITC report underscores that they will be hurting the overall agricultural interests of their states and even the int
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added May 21, 2016 01:18

[Asia, Asia-pacific] Smoke-free Philippines eyed

THE Davao City Anti-Smoking Task Force is looking forward to see a smoke-free Philippines now that there are plans to replicate some of the city's ordinances in the entire country. Anti-Smoking Task Force chairperson Doctor Domielyn Villareiz, during Thu
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added May 19, 2016 23:30

[Asia-pacific] Has N. Korean leader's smoking been butted out?

"A non-smoking research facility in Pyongyang will expand its nationwide anti-smoking campaign through its branch facilities located in each region," the state-controlled Korean Central News Agency said Tuesday. "The facilities will distribute products
Korea Times (kr)
added May 19, 2016 22:50

[Asia-pacific] Kim Jong-un 'quits smoking' as North Korea launches anti-smoking campaign

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has reportedly given up one of his favourite past-times: smoking - and launched a national campaign to get his loyal subjects to follow suit. The 33-year-old leader has often been seen smoking in images made available by
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 19, 2016 22:43

[Asia-pacific, Australia, UK] Big Tobacco abuses investor-state dispute settlement: law expert

Big Tobacco is like Monty Python’s Black Knight, says QUT Intellectual Property and Innovation Matthew Rimmer after Philip Morris Asia was defeated in its attempt to sue the Australian Government over plain packaging of cigarettes. Professor Rimmer, fro
added May 19, 2016 22:20
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