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[Asia, Hong Kong] EDITORIAL: China must do more to discourage its people from smoking

it can learn from other places that have cut smoking rates drastically, including Hong Kong, by raising tobacco taxes progressively to make the habit ever more expensive, especially for young people before they earn enough to afford to become heavy smoker
South China Morning Post
added Jan 3, 2014 00:47

[Asia, China] Breathing uneasy

an unavoidable hazard is fueling a spike in the city's lung cancer cases: polluted air. Lung cancer is the city's biggest killer for men and second biggest for women. The total number of lung cancer patients in China is expected to reach 1 million by 2 (cn)
added Dec 18, 2013 05:57

[Asia] Widow loses legal battle against Israeli cigarette company

A woman whose husband died of lung cancer is appealing to the Supreme Court after she was ordered to pay hundreds of thousands of shekels in court costs imposed to the Dubek tobacco company. Tel Aviv District Court rejected her lawsuit against Dubek, w
Ha'aretz Newspaper/Magazine
added Dec 9, 2013 20:07

[Asia, China] Experts call for more tobacco control

At a three-day seminar on tobacco control that ended on Thursday in Beijing, Hu Angang, director of the Research Center for Contemporary China at Tsinghua University, said tobacco is the biggest killer in China, and it is not just a public health issue,
Global Times (cn)
added Nov 22, 2013 00:28

[Asia, France] Smoke, smoke everywhere, not a puff to breathe

Bam, Technical Advisor on Tobacco Control at The Union, passionately stated to Citizen News Service (CNS) that tobacco smoking is major contributor indoor air pollution and that we cannot create a healthy indoor environment unless we ban smoking. He reite
Asian Tribune
added Nov 11, 2013 18:37

[Asia, Malaysia] Smokers take price hike in their stride

According to consultant Jeevan Daniel, 30, who smokes three packs a week, despite the price hike burning a hole in his pocket, the habit is too hard to break. “I have been trying to quit every time the price goes up, but I have not been successful, so I
The Star (my)
added Oct 2, 2013 03:18

[Asia, India] Rahul Dravid is brand ambassador for Tobacco control campaign

The Union Health Ministry today announced former Indian cricket team captain Rahul Dravid as brand ambassador for its National Tobacco Control Campaign.
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Sep 6, 2013 16:56

[Asia, China] ARCHIVE: Tobacco companies go online for ad space

Yang Jie, deputy director of the Tobacco Control Office of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said the number of online tobacco advertisements has increased dramatically in recent years, due to a lack of specific regulations to superv
China Daily (cn)
added Aug 30, 2013 13:48

[Asia, Mid-east] Tobacco and entertainment industries target Ramadan audience: WHO

(WHO) is greatly concerned at the level at which tobacco use, in all its forms, has been aggressively promoted during the airing of drama series screened across the Eastern Mediterranean Region ... Viewers were regularly exposed to scenes in which celebri
Ahlul Bayt News Agency (ir)
added Aug 21, 2013 10:26

[Asia, Uae: Dubai] Indian 'cigarette snatcher' dies of lung cancer in Dubai

Abraham Samuel, 53, popularly known as ‘cigarette snatcher’ died on Sunday evening. Samuel is survived by his wife and two daughters aged 22 and 20. Samuel used to smoke two packets a day for 35 years and was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2010.
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Aug 1, 2013 08:38
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