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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] Cambodian parliament passes law on tobacco control

All 89 lawmakers, who were present at the session, nodded the law, which states measures to control tobacco-made products in order to reduce impacts on health, economy, society and environment. Opposition lawmaker Ke Sovannaroth, chairwoman of the Natio
Xinhua Newswire
added Apr 10, 2015 13:53
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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, India, Florida] ROY: The unfair $23 billion tobacco verdict: Time for smokers to stop playing dumb

In India I am used to being in a group where I am the only person not smoking. Without ash trays in the house a social life seemed impossible. I have hung out with friends in a bar where everyone is lighting up under a No Smoking sign. No one gives me a
Firstpost.com (in)
added Jul 22, 2014 13:35
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[Asia, Bahrain] Qatar Signs Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products

Qatar signed last night the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products. The signing ceremony took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, where the Permanent Representative of Qatar to the UN Shaikh Mishaal bin Hamad Al Thani s
Kingdom Of Bahrain- Information Affairs Authority (bh)
added Jun 19, 2013 17:14
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[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] Saudi to impose tobacco, sugary drinks tax on June 10

they expect to raise between 8 billion and 10 billion riyals ($2.1 billion to $2.7 billion) annually from the tax, which will comprise a 50 percent levy on soft drinks and 100 percent on tobacco and energy drinks.
Reuters
added May 29, 2017 00:24
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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, India] Hookah less harmful than cigarettes: Study

"The new study reiterates that hookah smoke is a less harmful option compared to cigarette smoking. But I would emphasise more on herbal hookahs which are free of tobacco or nicotine as the best alternative," said Shireen Parker, vice-president of Arabia
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Sep 23, 2013 12:27
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[Africa, Asia] Egypt's only cigarette producer says 79 billion cigarettes sold over past year

has seen an uptick of around 8.5 percent, with 82 billion cigarettes produced and 79 billion sold, mostly to Egyptians, in this period. Eastern Company—predominantly owned by the Egyptian state, manufactured 82 billion cigarettes in the year—nearly 61 bil
Al-Ahram (eg)
added Dec 6, 2015 21:31
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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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