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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] LOOK: New graphic health warnings on tobacco products starting 2018

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says the law mandates changing the templates every two years because smokers eventually become 'immune' to the graphic health warnings
Rappler (ph)
added Mar 10, 2018 15:50
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[Asia, China] Early exposure to thirdhand smoke may pose health risks to humans: study

THS is a kind of toxic residue that lingers on indoor surfaces and in dust long after a cigarette has been extinguished, which was already regarded as a health hazard nearly 10 years ago. Scientists at Berkeley Lab have determined in their latest follo
Xinhua Newswire
added Mar 9, 2018 20:47
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[Asia] Smoking on rise among young working women in urban India: Survey

The survey was conducted to ascertain the smoking behaviour/pattern in young working women, many of whom consider it as a ‘stress buster.’ “Growing number of young working women (mostly with high paying jobs and an active life) are indulging in social sm
Times of India
added Mar 11, 2018 21:15
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[Africa, Asia, Mid-east] Report: Big tobacco is targeting the world's most vulnerable to increase profits

The sixth edition of The Tobacco Atlas and its companion website TobaccoAtlas.org finds the tobacco industry is increasingly targeting vulnerable populations in emerging markets, such as Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, where people are not protected b
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Mar 9, 2018 15:59
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[Asia, Mid-east] Illegal 'white' cigarettes make up a third of UAE's sales: report

The Tobacco Atlas report of 2018 has warned of the growth of markets supporting illicit ‘white’ cigarettes claiming a third of manufacturers are operating from free trade zones. Cheap whites, or illicit whites, are products made legally in a factory wit
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Mar 8, 2018 23:27
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[Asia, Mid-east] Almost 3,000 smoking-related deaths a year in UAE, report shows

cost the country $569 million in lost productivity and health care costs, according to the latest report on global smoking. The vast majority of the victims – 2,718 – were men, but 265 women also died as a result of smoking. The stark statistics have be
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Mar 8, 2018 15:06
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[Africa, Asia, Mid-east, South Africa] Report: Big tobacco is targeting the world's most vulnerable to increase profits

The sixth edition of The Tobacco Atlas and its companion website TobaccoAtlas.org* finds the tobacco industry is increasingly targeting vulnerable populations in emerging markets, such as Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, where people are not prot
EurekAlert
added Mar 8, 2018 14:58
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[Asia, India] Panel moots total ban on smoking in B’luru bars, restaurants

Smoking may be completely banned in restaurants, bars and cafes in Bengaluru, if the high-power committee on tobacco control has its way. On February 5, 2018, the panel suggested that no designated smoking zones be allowed in bars, restaurants and cafes,
Times of India
added Mar 5, 2018 20:23
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[Asia, Pakistan] Cigarettes: on a roll

Smoking is not injurious to corporate health. Official data show that cigarette producers are having a ball. Some 29 billion cigarette sticks were produced in Pakistan in 1HFY18, as per the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS). That’s a 70 percent growth
Business Recorder (pk)
added Mar 7, 2018 15:36
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[Asia, Thailand] Tobacco Monopoly feels the burn from new excise rates

This year, the TTM will plunge into the red as it has not been able to reduce its huge spending in light of the tax, implemented in September last year...packs of cigarettes with a retail price over 60 baht are subject to a 40% levy while cheaper packs en
Bangkok Post (th)
added Mar 6, 2018 14:53
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