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[Asia, Thailand] Network fired up over electronic cigarette ban / Group adamant that 'vaping' saves lives

Siripol Yodmuangcharoen, chairman of the NLA's commerce subcommittee who received the petition, said the group backed calls for the ban to be reversed with information that 160 countries allow the sale of e-cigarettes, while only 15 countries ban them.
Bangkok Post (th)
added Dec 15, 2017 03:15
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[Asia, Japan] More restaurants going smoke-free by 2020

Considering the planned tighter regulations, the restaurant operators are aiming to lure nonsmoking customers to their outlets, industry sources said. The operators also hope to secure human resources amid a labor shortage by reducing the risk of exposu
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Dec 14, 2017 17:31
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[Asia, India] Maharashtra FDA approaches law and judiciary dept over ban on e-cigarettes

has sought the opinion of the state’s law and judiciary department on what legal provisions it can invoke to impose a ban on electronic cigarettes. The move comes after the regulatory body found it can neither term vaping devices as a ‘drug’ nor as a ‘foo
Indian Express (in)
added Dec 15, 2017 03:17
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[Asia, India] Exclusive: Philip Morris Funded Anti-Smoking Foundation Targeting Public Health Leaders With Grants

A leaked email from an anti-smoking foundation funded by tobacco major Philip Morris International has revealed that the foundation is targeting prominent figures in global health and encouraging them to apply for grants for projects that can “reduce deat
The Wire (in)
added Dec 15, 2017 03:16
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[Asia, India] Survey: More youths shunning tobacco

More youths are keeping themselves away from tobacco in the state. The mean age at initiation of tobacco use has increased from 17 years in 2009-10 to 18.4 years in 2016-17. According to Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) 2016-17 released in Jaipur on Mon
Times of India
added Dec 11, 2017 20:52
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[Asia, India] More smokers in Rajasthan than national average, but overall tobacco use has declined: Survey

The number of smokers in Rajasthan is more than the national average, but the overall tobacco use by adults has declined in the state over the past more than five years, revealed Global Adult Tobacco Survey
Hindustan Times (in)
added Dec 12, 2017 01:04
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[Asia, India] E-cigarettes, hookah bars on radar of health department

The selling of e-cigarettes and hookah bars' operating in Mohali are now on the radar of health department following strict orders of chief minister Amarinder Singh. The Punjab government has initiated a campaign to eradicate tobacco use to save children
Times of India
added Dec 12, 2017 01:04
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[Asia, India] Rajasthan’s ‘tobacco report card’ today

Report card on state's schemes and policies to discourage use of tobacco to be out on Monday. Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS-2) will be released in the city on Monday. Over the past few years, health department had taken innovative steps including cele
Times of India
added Dec 11, 2017 12:43
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[Asia, Singapore] Fall in smuggling and sale of electronic smoking devices

The number of cases involving electronic smoking devices being sold or smuggled into Singapore has fallen sharply this year, according to statistics from the Health Sciences Authority (HSA). As of November, the HSA has dealt with about 1,400 cases this y
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Dec 11, 2017 17:37
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[Asia, Israel] HIGHER RISK FOR BREAST CANCER IN ARAB WOMEN EXPOSED TO MEN’S TOBACCO SMOKE

face a 250% higher risk of contracting breast cancer compared to Arab women who are not exposed to such smoke. This fact, reported in a new study from the University of Haifa’s School of Public Health, is especially relevant, as the smoking rate among Ar
Jerusalem Post
added Dec 10, 2017 18:10
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