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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines] Cigarette smuggling gouges Asia's taxes, anti-smoking drive

With Asia facing potentially debilitating health care costs related to high rates of smoking, many countries have been trying to curb tobacco consumption by increasing taxes. But this seems to have backfired by triggering an upswing in smuggling that has
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Nov 13, 2017 16:00
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[Indonesia] Asians seek less harmful alternatives to smoking

Vapers and vaping advocates from different Asian countries have gathered for the first time in Jakarta... “Vaping or choosing a better product [than cigarette] is a human right. But we still have to fight for it,” Dimas Jeremia, chairman of MOVI or Indo
Manila Standard (ph)
added Nov 13, 2017 05:43
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[Asia, Pakistan] Tier III taxation promoting tobacco consumption: Survey

‘Impact of Price Increase/Decrease over Tobacco Consumption’, show that the recent introduction of Tier III taxation which has resulted in price decrease of some premium brands has actually led to an increase in tobacco consumption, which kills approxima
Pakistan Today (pk)
added Nov 11, 2017 21:02
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[Asia, China] Say goodbye to smoking emoji on QQ app

QQ, a popular social networking app heavily used by younger people, has removed a smoker emoji from its mobile version to help curtail the smoking habit in China, the world's largest tobacco consumer. The move was made at the suggestion of the Beijing T
China Daily (cn)
added Nov 9, 2017 17:32
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] Social Watch PH seeks unitary hike of tobacco sin tax at maximum level

Social Watch Philippines urged the Philippine Senate on Wednesday to approve legislation for a unitary increase of tobacco sin tax at the maximum level. This, said SWP, should be a deliberate action to curb smoking especially among the youth, decrease hea
InterAksyon.com (TV 5) (ph)
added Nov 11, 2017 21:01
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[Asia, Pakistan] ‘Tax on tobacco products can cut consumption’

Islamabad - In order to control tobacco consumption , the government has to increase the tobacco Tax while the introduction of the Tier-III taxation on premium brands resulted in the increase of the tobacco consumption , a survey revealed on Tuesday.
The Nation (pk)
added Nov 8, 2017 17:11
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[Asia, Singapore] Legal age for smoking to be gradually raised from 18 to 21

The Minimum Legal Age (MLA) for the purchase, use, possession, sale and supply of tobacco products will be increased from 18 to 21, said Parliamentary Secretary for Health Amrin Amin on Tuesday (Nov 7).
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Nov 9, 2017 18:39
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[Asia, India] 25 per cent of Mumbai's youngsters addicted to tobacco products

A recent survey has revealed that one in every four students between the ages of 10 and 19 in Mumbai's schools is addicted to smoking and tobacco in other forms. The study, conducted by Mazgaon's Prince Aly Khan Hospital in association with Manipal Univer
Times of India
added Nov 8, 2017 17:21
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[Asia, China] Chinese social media app scraps smoking emoji

Internet giant Tencent has removed a smoking emoji from its QQ mobile app after requests from anti-tobacco campaigners. The emoji, which displays a cigar-chomping soldier, is used by netizens to express a feeling of relaxation. However, on Monday, the e
China Daily (cn)
added Nov 7, 2017 23:23
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[Asia, India] Mumbai: 25% students between 10 and 19 addicted to smoking

A survey conducted by the Prince Aly Khan Hospital, Mazgaon, in association with the Manipal University, has revealed that 25 per cent of the students, between 10 and 19, studying in city municipal and private schools, are getting increasingly habituated
Free Press Journal (in)
added Nov 7, 2017 04:00
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