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[Asia, Thailand] Cigarette buying age raised to 20

A toughened tobacco control law takes effect Tuesday, raising the legal age to buy cigarettes to 20 and barring tobacco firms from indirect advertisements via corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities.
Bangkok Post (th)
added Jul 4, 2017 00:29
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] The dwindling tobacco industry Tobacco, no more

The Daily Mirror spoke to the CEO of Alcohol and Drug Information Center (ADIC) Pubudu Sumanasekera on the hazards of smoking and the use of tobacco and the myths and misconceptions involved with the tobacco industry.
Daily Mirror (lk)
added Jun 20, 2017 10:08
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[Asia] Tobacco use in India down from 34.6% of adult population to 28.6%

The prevalence of tobacco use has gone down by six percentage points from 34.6 per cent of the countrys adult population in 2009-10 to 28.6 per cent in 2016-17, a global survey has claimed. The second Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS-2) report pegged tha
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Jun 8, 2017 20:22
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[Asia, Korea - South] KT&G to release heat-not-burn tobacco amid iQOS growing popularity

The largest tobacco manufacturer in South Korea will begin marketing the new product in September, a KT&G official said, noting Phillip Morris Korea began selling iQOS (I-Quit-Ordinary-Smoking) on May 27.
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
added Jun 8, 2017 20:21
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[Asia] BREAKING WITH WESTERN WORLD, ISRAELIS SMOKE MORE IN 2016 THAN EVER BEFORE

The smoking rate among Israelis over the age of 21 has risen for the first time in 29 years to 22.5%, an increase of 12.5%.... 31.1% of men and 15.8% of women use tobacco. An estimated 1.2 million Israelis smoke.
Jerusalem Post
added Jun 1, 2017 22:19
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[Asia, Pakistan] Over 45 manufacturers selling 145 illegal cigarette brands evading regulations

evading the fiscal and regulatory laws of the country. The price differential between tax paying and tax evading brands grew to Rs. 47. A legitimate packet sells for Rs. 72 whereas an illicit pack sells for R. 25. It is alarming to know that the minimum t
Pakistan Observer (pk)
added May 25, 2017 00:28
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[Asia, Hong Kong] Government proposes to amend requirements of health warnings and indication of tar and nicotine yields on tobacco product packets or retail containers

The Government proposes to amend the requirements of health warnings and indication of tar and nicotine yields on packets or retail containers of tobacco products under the Smoking (Public Health) (Notices) Order (Cap. 371B) with a view to updating the he
Hong Kong SAR Government Information Centre (hk)
added Apr 20, 2017 20:44
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[Asia] Despite anti-smoking campaign, smoking in China on rise

While the Chinese government has been working to reduce smoking for the past 40 years — including issuing smoking regulations, anti-tobacco advertisements, and public smoking bans — smoking continues to rise. The Chinese internet company Tencent asked 1
CGTN America (China Global Television Network)
added Apr 17, 2017 23:23
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[Asia] Smoking keeps China’s poor mired in poverty, global agencies say

From buying cigarettes to paying hospital bills and losing a breadwinner, the economic burden of tobacco use is crippling, says UN and WHO
South China Morning Post
added Apr 16, 2017 19:48
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[Asia, India] Tobacco packs will now have new pictorial health warnings

A fresh set of 85% pictorial health warnings, depicting ill-effects of consuming tobacco, on packages of tobacco products, were implemented from Saturday, April 1. The Union health ministry had notified the new specified health warnings, covering 85% of
Hindustan Times (in)
added Apr 7, 2017 20:27
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