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[Asia, Israel] ORGS SLAM LITZMAN FOR ALLOWING SALE OF IQOS HEATED, SMOKELESS CIGARETTES

Health Minister Ya’acov Litzman will not set any restrictions on the sale of Philip Morris’s iQOS heated-tobacco, “smokeless” cigarettes until the US Food and Drug Administration sets its policy, even through their sale is in the meantime not permitted i
Jerusalem Post
added Mar 2, 2017 05:22
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[Asia, China] Shanghai stubs out smoking indoors, driving push for national ban

Shanghai on Wednesday became the latest major Chinese city to ban smoking in all indoor public venues, workplaces, and public transportation. Smokers who break the ban can be fined up to 200 yuan (29 U.S. dollars), and venue owners may be fined up to 30
Ecns.cn (cn)
added Mar 2, 2017 12:03
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[Asia, China] Shanghai expands public smoking ban

Shanghai widened its ban on public smoking Wednesday as China's biggest city steps up efforts to stub out the massive health threat despite conflicts of interest with the state-owned tobacco industry. Nearly a quarter of adults in the commercial hub of
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Mar 1, 2017 15:50
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[Asia, Korea - South] Sales of nicotine treatment pill spike in S. Korea

spiked by more than eightfold in South Korea over the past two years...The annual sales of Champix...reached 42 billion won (US$37.02 million) at the end of 2016, compared with 5 billion won recorded in 2014, according to the company and industry sources.
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
added Mar 1, 2017 06:22
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[Asia, China] SCHWARTLANDER: Tobacco lobby holding back smoking ban

Xi's vision for China's future is clear. The country's leadership should pass comprehensive legislation against tobacco to ensure all Chinese citizens, not just those in the wealthiest cities, can breathe smoke-free air indoors.
China Daily (cn)
added Mar 1, 2017 06:19
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[Asia] Rights over leaves, flowers give Indian tribal groups more reason to stay put

Women labourers make bidis (shredded tobacco hand-rolled in tendu leaves) in Baliyamuni village, about 190 km (118 miles) south from the northeastern city of Siliguri
Reuters
added Mar 1, 2017 05:45
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[Asia, Egypt, Israel] 2 tons of tobacco smuggled in pots

Israeli customs officials at the Nitzana crossing foiled an attempt to smuggle two tons of tobacco over the border, worth a total of 200,000 NIS and for which taxes would have been 1,000,000 NIS. The tobacco was hidden in pots imported by the Palestinia
Arutz Sheva (IsraelNationalNews.com)
added Mar 1, 2017 04:18
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[Asia, Jordan, Mid-east] 19 cafes closed in crackdown on selling argileh to minors

as the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) continues strict measures to inspect facilities serving argileh, an informed source said Saturday. Serving argileh (water pipe) to minors is illegal under the Public Health Law.
Jordan Times (jo)
added Mar 1, 2017 04:19
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[Asia] LETTER: ‘Big Tobacco’ is at it again in Japan

But “Big Tobacco” uses the same playbook everywhere — it hides in the shadows and lets more respected players serve as its advocate. JT and its industry friends are surely the real players on this stage — they’re just staying out of sight, again.
Japan Times (jp)
added Feb 24, 2017 17:42
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[Asia, Japan] EDITORIAL: Efforts to stop passive smoking

opponents should realize that passive smoking is a real health hazard — and that Japan’s efforts to address the problem are long overdue...more than 100 LDP lawmakers receive political donations from the tobacco industry. It’s not known whether the lawmak
Japan Times (jp)
added Feb 24, 2017 14:35
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