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[Asia, Asia-pacific] Healthy Reason Behind Malaysia's Stand To Exclude Tobacco From TPPA - Dr Subramaniam

would maintain its stand to exclude tobacco industry and its related products from the on-going Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations due to the product's impact on public health, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S Subramaniam here, Mo
BERNAMA (Malaysian National News Agency) (my)
added Aug 11, 2014 11:32

[Asia, China, Hong Kong] Low-tar cigarette lawsuit not over, as campaigner vows to keep up health fight

Li is suing manufacturer China Tobacco Jiangxi Industrial (CTJI) and a Beijing supermarket that sold him a 10-pack carton of Jinsheng cigarettes in March ...arguing that their claim the low-tar cigarettes with Chinese herbs are a safer option than regular
South China Morning Post
added Jul 20, 2014 10:45

[Asia, Hong Kong] Smoking to have 'devastating' economic impact in China: WHO

Margaret Chan said there was a real risk that the economic achievements of the past three decades on the mainland could be cancelled out by the huge burden of coping with diseases linked to smoking.
South China Morning Post
added Jul 10, 2014 03:42

[Asia] WHO's intl. award for tobacco control goes to Iranian doctor

Jihan Tavila, the representative of the World Health Organization in Iran, donated the award for international tobacco control to Dr. Kazem Nadafi, the head of the Health Ministry's Center for Environmental and Occupational Health announced on Wednesday.
Tehran Times
added Jul 3, 2014 04:42

[Asia, Korea - South] [Herald Interview] 'Imperial Tobacco is here to stay'

When it comes to marketing in Asia, time is irrelevant, says Roberto Ascoli, division director of the British multinational company Imperial Tobacco Group. “We’re not here for one year or two years. We’re here for 20 years, 30 years, 50 years and so on.
Korea Herald (kr)
added Jun 23, 2014 09:47

[Asia] Director-General presents tobacco-control award to Turkmenistan

The Director-General and Ms Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe, are making an official visit to Turkmenistan on 11–12 June. On the first day, they discussed with the President areas of current and future collaboration between WHO and Tur
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jun 13, 2014 10:53

[Asia, India] Most tobacco users never even try quitting: Survey

"Nine out of 10 respondents never tried quitting of smoking or chewing tobacco," a survey conducted by general insurer ICICI Lombard has said. "Own willpower is rated as the biggest source of motivation to quit smoking followed by motivation by friends,
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Jun 1, 2014 08:09

[Asia, India] Documentary on economic, health impact of tobacco

ministry of health and family welfare along with the World Lung Foundation has unveiled a documentary that shows the effect of tobacco on the lives of Indian citizens. The documentary named "The Price We Pay", launched on the eve of World Tobacco day (Ma
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Jun 1, 2014 08:00

[Asia, Singapore] Education, enforcement key in fight against underage smoking: HPB

The Health Promotion Board (HPB) says youth being better informed about the ills of tobacco use and stringent enforcement could be some of the reasons why fewer minors have been caught for smoking offences in the last three years.
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added May 30, 2014 13:38

[Asia] Tobacco industry at crossroads

Despite the decline, Asian tobacco stocks remain red hot - some outperforming their markets by large margins....experts say higher taxes and polite public requests are unlikely to snuff out the tobacco industry. Part of the reason is the increasing popu
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added May 30, 2014 13:37
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