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[Asia, China] Tobacco official rules out shock smoking warnings

SHOCK pictures of cancer-ravaged lungs on cigarette packets do not fit in with “Chinese cultural traditions,” an official of China’s state-owned tobacco monopoly said yesterday. Authorities in the world’s biggest cigarette consumer want to rein in a wid
Shanghai Daily (cn)
added Mar 16, 2016 18:52
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Health minister firm as tobacco industry resorts to new tricks

manufactures on Saturday started distributing leaflets of the future packs – as they would like to see them -- with the graphic warning in the lower part. Lawmakers, anti-tobacco activists, and journalists reacted to those leaflets at a programme on Sat
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Mar 13, 2016 17:58
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[Asia, India] ‘Passive smoking poses grave threat’

On the occasion of No Smoking Day, students and faculty members of NRI Medical College, Chinakakani, took out a rally on Wednesday. D. Pragathi, associate professor, Department of Chest Studies, NRI Medical College, and consultant physician, Guntur City
The Hindu Online (in)
added Mar 10, 2016 03:04
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[Asia, India] SC: Any proof that smoking causes cancer?

petition seeking to make cigarette packets colourless to render them visually unattractive, a bench of Chief Justice T S Thakur and U U Lalit asked counsel Aishwarya Bhati whether it was possible to say with certainty that cigarette smoking caused cancer.
Times of India
added Mar 9, 2016 18:26
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[Asia, Cambodia] Smoking Ban to Go into Effect

The Cabinet on Friday approved a sub-decree that would impose a $5 fine on people who smoke in offices and public places, as part of a government effort to improve public health and cut Cambodia’s rates of second-hand smoke, the highest in the region.
Khmer Times (kh)
added Mar 7, 2016 17:47
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Appellate Division upholds HC verdict on tobacco control

has upheld a High Court verdict pronounced 16 years ago to control production and processing of tobacco products. The verdict contained several directives, which asked the government to extend financial support to farmers so that they could stop growing
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Mar 1, 2016 19:23
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[Asia, India] Hike in excise duty on tobacco products lauded

As the central government on Monday announced an increase in excise duty on tobacco products by 10-15 percent in the 2016-17 general budget to discourage increasing consumption, people from various strata lauded the decision.
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Mar 1, 2016 06:52
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[Asia] Can Hun Sen Help Cambodia Quit Smoking?

He is now using Facebook to launch a sort of public health campaign, urging his followers, and all his countrymen, to extinguish their last cigarette. “In this post I’m asking my Cambodian people to quit smoking, especially youth,” the Facebook post rea
Voice of America (VOANews.com)
added Feb 10, 2016 23:10
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] 'Philippines should demand Thailand's compliance with WTO cigarette ruling'

ppines should compel Thailand to abide by the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) ruling on the cigarette-tax case, after Bangkok slapped tax-evasion charges against Philip Morris Thailand (PMT), a legal expert said over the weekend. Lawyer Anthony Abad, wh
Business Mirror (ph)
added Jan 25, 2016 22:07
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[Asia, Cambodia] Tobacco law fines in works

In a workshop yesterday, ministry personnel, NGO staff and the media met to discuss cigarette companies’ non-compliance with the law. ... tobacco sellers have continued to place ads in public places – from clubs to stores to parking lots.
Phnom Penh Post (kh)
added Jan 22, 2016 13:36
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