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[Asia, Cambodia] Tobacco law passed

National Assembly yesterday unanimously passed a draft law on tobacco control intended to combat the annual $100 million smoking habit that kills 30 people every day... the law contains 13 chapters and 49 articles intended to “educate and reduce tobacco u
KiMedia (Jendhamuni Sos blog) (kh)
added Apr 10, 2015 13:51

[Asia] Bangladesh worse than Pakistan in tobacco control

Pakistan has set an example for Bangladesh and many other countries to follow in public health with an announcement that it will implement a new pictorial health warning on tobacco packs next month. (bd)
added Feb 11, 2015 22:25

[Asia, Asia-pacific] Thailand bans import of water pipes, electronic cigarettes

Thailand's Cabinet has approved a ban on the import of hookah-style water pipes and electronic cigarettes, copying a similar move by neighbouring Cambodia earlier this year. Deputy government spokesman Maj. Gen. Sansern Kaewkamnerd said Tuesday's decisio
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 14, 2014 12:27

[Asia, Saudi Arabia] Six million smokers spend SR12b a year

around 45 percent of men over 15 years in the Kingdom smoke. Dr. Ahmad Al-Buali said these smokers spend around SR12 billion a year, or SR33 million a day, on cigarettes. He said around 6 million people in the Kingdom are smoker and their number is increa
Saudi Gazette Online (sa)
added Aug 11, 2014 12:07

[Asia, Nepal] Supreme Court scraps cigarette companies' plea

The bench observed that the demands of the petitioner companies were against the public health and larger public interest and need not be considered. It directed the government to strictly implement the provisions of the Act. The bench also observed that
The Himalayan Times (np)
added Jan 2, 2014 09:56

[Asia] Vice Minister: Kazakhstan plans to increase excise taxes on alcohol and tobacco

"A gradual increase in excise taxes on strong alcohol and tobacco products is envisaged in order to discourage consumption of these socially harmful goods," Vice Minister of Economy and Budget Planning of Kazakhstan, Lena Karmazina said on Monday at the
TREND News Agency (az)
added Nov 5, 2013 18:37

[Asia, Bangladesh, UK, USA] E-cigarettes: A consumer led revolution

There is a vibrant industry of perhaps 300 successful and emerging small and medium enterprises (SMEs) all over the UK either making and marketing products, or importing and reselling from manufacturers in the Far East. Larger players, including tobacco
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Oct 29, 2013 16:05

[Asia, Bangladesh] ‘Tobacco lobbyist’s active’

Tobacco companies have appointed ‘powerful lobbyists’ to secure their interests by liaising with the government’s upper echelon, said State Minister for Law Qamrul Islam. “There is a movement to control Tobacco use. Tobacco companies have appointed lobby (bd)
added Jun 2, 2013 19:32

[Asia] Qatar marks progress in fight against smoking

with close to 57% of male smokers having tried to quit the habit during the last 12 months, a survey has revealed. "The percentage of men who tried to quit smoking was 56.9%, with higher proportion being among those aged 18-44 years (58.3%) than those ag
Gulf Times (qa)
added Apr 18, 2013 11:43

[Indonesia, Philippines] Tobacco facing challenges in South East Asia

International tobacco firms are increasingly being forced to look for new markets in South-East Asia, where regulations are weak and smoking rates are steadily climbing. Stricter regulation and the success of anti-smoking campaigns in rich countries hav
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Feb 27, 2013 11:37
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