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TAN: Smoking In Asia: A Looming Health Epidemic

After a spate of tobacco-related policy changes in China and across Asia, governments can only hope that these will be enough to stem the looming health epidemic that threatens to reverse the socioeconomic gains of the past decade.
Asian Scientist (sg)
added Aug 24, 2012 01:54
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, China, Korea - North, Korea - South] Smoking in South Korea is About to Get a Lot Pricier

China isn’t the only government in Asia trying to cut down on smoking. There’s also a big new cigarette tax in South Korea, where this week the legislature took action on an antismoking proposal President Park Geun Hye’s administration unveiled in Septem
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Dec 5, 2014 16:50
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] SHUKLA: APACT Urges Indonesia To Ratify FCTC And Shun The Tobacco Industry.

The 2013 Asia Pacific Association for the Control of Tobacco (APACT) Conference was held in August, 2013 in Chiba, Japan to address the prevention and control of tobacco use worldwide, with a special focus on the Asia Pacific region
Pakistan Christian Post (pk)
added Sep 25, 2013 08:21
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[Asia] Tobacco control in Uzbekistan – next steps

Uzbekistan ratified the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) in 2012 and is continuously working towards its implementation. According to the Global Tobacco Control Report 2012, the adult daily smoking prevalence was 10%. This number doe
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 21, 2014 10:18
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[Asia] Sri Lanka starts printing warning on cigarette packs

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court last year ordered the leading manufacturer of tobacco products in Sri Lanka, Ceylon Tobacco Company (CTC) to include pictorial health warnings covering 60 percent of the front and back panels of the cigarette packs released to t
LankaPage.com
added Jan 3, 2015 12:55
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] Vietnam loses $198 mln annually to tobacco smuggling

With around 800 million packets of tobacco smuggled into Vietnam every year, the state budget loses VND4-4.2 trillion (US$189-198 million) in taxes annually, the Vietnam Tobacco Association reported.
Thanh Nien (vn)
added Oct 24, 2013 13:10
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Burma/Myanmar] Cigarette seller returns to Myanmar

BAT has taken a majority stake of the joint venture with partner IMU Enterprise, a unit of Sein Wut Hmon Group, which distributes Vegas and Golden Eagle cigarette brands. BAT said it plans to invest about US$50 million over five years in a production fa
Myanmar Times (mm)
added Jul 14, 2013 10:51
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[Asia, India] ITC jumps on new health minister appointment

ITC Ltd jumps 4.3 percent, heads towards its biggest single-day gain since Sept. 10, 2013. Traders cite appointment of J.P. Nadda as new health minister as reasons behind gains...hope new minister may not pursue a much speculated tax increase
Reuters
added Nov 11, 2014 15:44
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[Asia, China] Beijing Enrolls Anti-smoking Volunteers

Nearly ten thousands volunteers will be mobilized to help the enforcement of a blanket smoking ban in Beijing, which took effect on June 1. Authorities in the city are encouraging more people to join the anti-smoking team to ease the shortage of law enf
China Radio International (CRI) (cn)
added Aug 8, 2015 14:06
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[Asia, Saudi Arabia] First 'smoking-free' Saudi city: Taif

A Saudi city banned sale of cigarettes and other types of tobacco at all shops as part of plan to become a "smoking free" town. The southern town of Taif told all its shops and supermarkets to refrain from selling all types of tobacco and warned violato
Emirates 24|7 (ae)
added Mar 15, 2014 14:19
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