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[Asia, Pakistan] PMPKL exported massive 7.3m kilograms of tobacco in 2017

Philip Morris (Pakistan) Limited (PMPKL) has set a new record for Pakistan’s tobacco sector by exporting around 7.3 million kilograms of tobacco in 2017, an increase of more than 400% versus the previous year, made possible by focusing on sustainable toba
The Nation (pk)
added Dec 31, 2017 18:41

[Asia] China’s tobacco companies push TCM cigarettes

A Sina Weibo user called attention to a trend in Chinese tobacco that involves leaning on TCM as a marketing tool with a post that went viral on Tuesday. Photos by "ZhuiFengShao JianLiuQuan" show cigarettes labeled with added tangerine peel and loquat,
Global Times (cn)
added Dec 22, 2017 21:30

[Asia, Hong Kong] Bill to tighten control on e-cigarettes

Hong Kong will present an amendment bill to tighten controls on e-cigarettes very soon, Food and Health Secretary Sophia Chan said today. Currently, it is not against the law to sell or possess e-cigarettes, although possessing those that contain nicoti
Hong Kong Standard (hk)
added Dec 1, 2017 16:43

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Big tobacco wins in smoke-friendly Southeast Asia, says report

A global treaty to fight the health impact of tobacco has suffered substantial setbacks in Southeast Asia, home to some of the world's highest concentrations of smokers, a watchdog group said Monday. The powerful tobacco lobby last year stopped proposed c
Rappler (ph)
added Nov 27, 2017 15:17


Thousands of paan-tobacco retailers in State have decided to take forward the fight against Union Government’s recent order asking them not to sell non tobacco items saying that abiding by the order is going to drag poor retailers and their families int
Daily Pioneer (in)
added Nov 20, 2017 17:14

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] This IS personal: Health advocates share pain of losing loved ones to tobacco

MANILA – Health advocates known to have lobbied for stronger tobacco control have taken their fight to social media, sharing their personal experience with smoking. Dr. Antonio Dans, professor of cardiology and clinical epidemiology at the University of (TV 5) (ph)
added Nov 19, 2017 01:45

[Asia, India] Tobacco products still available around Delhi schools despite ban

Tobacco products are still being sold close to schools, both private and government, despite restrictions on kiosks or shops within 100 yards of a school to help curb tobacco menace in children. Observational visit was undertaken by Consumer Voice Delhi
The Hindu Online (in)
added Nov 19, 2017 01:29

[Asia, India] Separate sachets, printed warnings: Rules tilted to beat the ban, chew tobacco

Despite the ban and a subsequent order by the apex court seeking compliance reports, buying chewable tobacco is as easy as buying toffees. Despite 23 states and five Union territories banning it, products continue to be available in the market. Most ciga
Hindustan Times (in)
added Nov 13, 2017 19:28

[Asia, India] Gauhati High Court sets aside Assam government’s anti-tobacco law

The Gauhati High Court has struck down an anti-tobacco law passed by the Assam government, declaring it ultra vires (beyond the state’s powers), The Assam Tribune reported. The Assam Health (Prohibition of Manufacturing, Advertisement, Trade, Storage, D (in)
added Nov 1, 2017 02:38

[Asia, Mid-east] Does doubling of UAE cigarette prices only hit low-income smokers?

“It’s too early to measure impact because a lot of people have been hoarding cigarettes in the last few months knowing that the prices will go up," commented the doctor who has served as the president of the Emirates Cardiac Society in the past. “Many
Al Arabiya News Channel (ae)
added Oct 17, 2017 17:59
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