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[Asia, Thailand] Thai smokers intent to

Half of the smokers responding to a Thailand poll this week were determined to stop smoking on World No Tobacco Day today, according to an ABAC poll conducted May 28-30 among 2,036 people aged over 18 years old in 17 provinces.
Pattaya Mail (th)
added Jun 4, 2013 09:47

[Asia, Singapore] No cigarette sales at supermarkets and other outlets on 31 May

Major supermarket chains in Singapore, such as NTUC FairPrice, Cold Storage, Sheng Siong and Giant, as well as 145 retailers will not be selling all tobacco products on Friday 31 May. (sg)
added May 30, 2013 08:55

[Asia] Bangladesh Enacts Landmark Tobacco Control Law

Overcoming more than four years of delays and strong tobacco industry opposition, the Parliament of Bangladesh has enacted a new law that significantly strengthens the country’s efforts to reduce tobacco use.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added May 16, 2013 02:58

[Asia, India] World No Tobacco Day 2013: Are you being manipulated?

The theme of this year’s campaign is ‘Ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship’. It really is a burning issue right now and the authorities in India are also hell-bent on banning tobacco from the TVs, cinemas and other influential forms of media (in)
added May 14, 2013 18:27

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Vietnam] Can the horror show spook smokers?

The Law on Prevention and Control of Tobacco Harm, which takes effect on May 1, imposes strict requirements on smokers, retailers, service and public facilities and cigarette manufacturers. A decree expected to take effect on July 1 spells out stiffer f
Thanh Nien (vn)
added May 5, 2013 22:08

[Asia] Smoking, air pollution major health threats in China

The scientists listed unhealthy diet, uncontrolled high blood pressure,environmental tobacco smoke and outdoor and indoor air pollution as the five leading health risks facing the Chinese population, according to a statement issued at the opening ceremon
China Daily (cn)
added Apr 17, 2013 09:05

[Asia, India] Bangalore goes up in thick smoke

India and China are home to more smokers than the entire population of the European Union. With almost 275 million tobacco consumers, the country is probably sailing through dangerous waters that have health hazards lurking beneath them. Despite the Centr
New Indian Express (in)
added Apr 9, 2013 19:35

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] Asean to observe implementation of Davao City’s new smoking law

Government leaders from seven Asean member-countries have formed an observers’ mission here to take lessons on how the city government implements its own brand of a no-smoking ordinance, after this city gained prominence when it strictly enforced a simila
Business Mirror (ph)
added Apr 8, 2013 11:21

[Indiana] Asian farmers group opposes new tobacco curbs

Asian farmers launched a campaign Tuesday opposing international tobacco treaty measures they say could devastate the livelihood of the region's 10 million tobacco growers. The International Tobacco Growers Association said the campaign by its Asia chapt
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 25, 2012 12:54

[Asia, Philippines] Health advocates slam int'l tobacco growers meet in PH

Anti-tobacco and health advocates on Tuesday slammed the planned meeting of the International Tobacco Growers Association in Manila amid the Philippine Senate’s deliberation on the sin tax bill. “The fact that ITGA is holding its conference in Manila at
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Sep 25, 2012 04:35
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