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[Asia, Singapore] Paying the price for failing to check ID: How tobacco retailers are caught selling to underage buyers

The Health Sciences Authority recently suspended the tobacco licences of several shops and revoked the licence of one for selling cigarettes to those under the age of 18. When Channel NewsAsia went to six of these shops to find out the circumstances sur
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Oct 18, 2017 14:37
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[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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[Asia, India] Minister K J George announced the launch of a new initiative to make Bengaluru smoke-free

today announced the launch of a new initiative to make Bengaluru smoke-free as part of the city’s involvement in the Partnership for Healthy Cities. It is a global network of cities committed to reducing noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and injuries. The P
India Education Diary (in)
added Oct 17, 2017 16:44
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[Asia, India] Renewed thrust on smoke-free city will see stringent crackdowns on violators

On Monday, Bengaluru development minister KJ George launched a new initiative called the Smoke Free City. This is part of Bengaluru's involvement in Partnership for Healthy Cities, an initiative led by WHO global ambassador for non-communicable disease (
Times of India
added Oct 17, 2017 13:02
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[Asia, India] Campaign to make city ‘smoke-free’

A campaign which, among other things, aims to bring down the exposure of people to second-hand smoke was launched on Monday. The initiative will be part of the city’s involvement in the ‘Partnership for Healthy Cities’, a global network of cities committ
The Hindu Online (in)
added Oct 17, 2017 00:39
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[Asia, China] Feature: The Chinese dream is the dream of the world

It's the hospital's Initiative Against In-Hospital Cigarette Smoking project. Since one of the risk factors leading to heart diseases is smoking, the hospital is seeking to provide not only a cure but also preventive measures...."We are not just telling t
Xinhua Newswire
added Oct 14, 2017 16:01
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[Asia, Sri Lanka, Thailand] PEIRIS: An environment friendly decision

This decision taken by the government of Thailand is not only good for the environment but ultimately good for people’s health and the economy. It is high time that Sri Lanka government also take such decision to protect people's health as well as the en
Asian Tribune
added Oct 14, 2017 07:22
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[Asia, Thailand] Smoking ban planned at 20 popular beaches

Smoking will soon be banned on 20 popular tourist beaches found to be constantly littered with huge numbers of discarded cigarette butts, according to the chief of marine and coastal resources. The move comes ahead of an international conference on sea
Bangkok Post (th)
added Oct 11, 2017 19:57
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[Asia, California] Loma Linda NIH Grants

received 1.4-million dollars last month for researchers of its School of Public Health. The funds will go toward developing research methods for enhancing the effectiveness of tobacco control programs in East Asia.
Adventist News Network (Seventh Day Adventist Church)
added Oct 11, 2017 19:51
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[Asia, Pakistan] AHMED: Up in smoke

It is common knowledge that Pakistan’s compliance of the FCTC is weak but what the government has done this year is disastrous. Instead of bringing sales down by imposing heavy taxes, it has done the opposite – brought taxes down and helped boost the sal
The News (pk)
added Oct 11, 2017 19:48
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