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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Korea - North] North Korea's halting anti-smoking efforts

Things only began to change in the early 2000s, when Kim Jong Il decided to start a massive anti-smoking campaign...North Koreans are exposed to the view of Kim Jong Un, who is said to be a chain-smoker. He is often shown with cigarettes (usually, his fav
NK News
added Dec 5, 2015 17:59
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[Asia, India] Delhi govt accuses fired official of faults graver than smoking cigars at work

“on several occasions, he (Joshi) has been found smoking cigars and chewing tobacco within office premises”.
Indian Express (in)
added May 14, 2015 00:22
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[Asia, Korea - South] Tobacco price hike begets fresh uncertainties

While the new tobacco tax has been in effect in South Korea for only three weeks... The ugly side effects of the economic policy include the personal use of corporate credit cards for buying cigarettes, illegal cigarette sales online and increasing visits
Korea Herald (kr)
added Jan 27, 2015 12:39
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[Asia, India] ITC jumps on likely hold on loose cigarette ban

on reports that the government has indicated that it is in favour of wider consultations before bringing any amendments to the existing laws to restrict the sale of loose cigarettes. Steel Authority of India (Sail) dropped after the government announced t
Business Standard (in)
added Dec 4, 2014 20:42
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[Asia, Burma/Myanmar] Betel Addiction Trumps Burma's Anti-Tobacco Campaign

An anti-tobacco campaign in Burma has had little effect, campaigners say, as the popularity of chewing betel nut continues to grow. “Of anywhere in Southeast Asia, Burma has the most people consuming betel quid with tobacco. More than 51 percent of the p
The Irrawaddy Magazine (th)
added May 29, 2014 15:59
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Shops fined for tobacco slip-up

Five shops, including superstores, and seven people in Dhaka’s Mirpur were fined on Sunday for flouting the tobacco control law.
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Apr 14, 2014 00:36
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[Asia, Nepal] Officials hope many lives will be saved

The Supreme Court's order to tobacco companies to put pictorial warnings covering 75 percent space on wrappers of all types of tobacco products has cheered health officials who think the graphic alarms on health will help decrease deaths caused by tobacc
eKantipur (np)
added Jan 4, 2014 05:21
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[Asia, Israel] Court orders 10-fold increase in smoking compensation

The Bella Shlomkin’s club, which two years ago was ordered by the Central District Court to pay the Israel Cancer Association NIS 90,000 for failing to ensure no smoking on the premises, received an unpleasant surprise on Thursday.
Jerusalem Post
added Jun 7, 2013 09:58
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[Asia] HU: China's smokers: CNTC's captive market

BAT and PMI are reliant on the CNTC to sell their brands in China (555 for BAT and Marlboro for PMI); CNTC needs Big Tobacco to distribute Chinese brands to the world. However, since Chinese brands are virtually unknown outside the country and appeal mai
Financial Times blogs
added May 23, 2013 21:50
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[Asia, China] Graphic cigarette warnings not in keeping with Chinese traditions, official says

Scare pictures of cancer-ravaged lungs printed on cigarette packets do not fit with "Chinese cultural traditions", state media on Tuesday reported an official of China's state-owned tobacco monopoly as saying.
Reuters
added Mar 16, 2016 14:52
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