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[Asia, Thailand] EDITORIAL: No need for a rush on bans

The Ministry of Commerce, of all places, steered through a complete ban on all production, import, sale, paraphernalia and thus possession of anything concerned with e-cigarettes and smoking. Illegal import of vaping material risks a prison sentence of 10
Bangkok Post (th)
added Jan 16, 2018 14:43
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[Asia, China] Beijing has fewer smokers in 2017

The number of smokers in Beijing was 3.99 million in 2017, 1.1 percentage points lower than the figure before the city's smoking ban was enforced in June 2015, local authorities said Friday. It amounts to 200,000 less smokers in the city over the past tw
Xinhua Newswire
added Jan 16, 2018 00:28
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[Asia, India] Tobacco growers in Prakasam willing to quit cultivation

Vexed with severe drought conditions for the fourth consecutive year, a section of the Virginia tobacco growers in Prakasam district are keen on quitting cultivation in the traditional growing areas of Southern Black Soil(SBS) and Southern Light Soil (SL
The Hindu Online (in)
added Jan 14, 2018 21:06
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[Asia, China, Singapore] The 54-year-old who ran a marathon four years after a quadruple bypass

Mr Hoon picked up smoking at the age of 17, starting off as a casual smoker. But he stopped... When he moved to China for work, however, smoking became a heavy habit because “everybody smoked” there and cigarettes were “so cheap”.
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Jan 14, 2018 15:53
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[Asia, India] Odisha: Pictorial warnings bring down smoking by 3.3 per cent

The pictorial warnings on packages of tobacco products seem to have worked well as the number of tobacco smokers in the State has come down. The prevalence of smoking has declined by 3.3 per cent in last eight years and only seven per cent adults, above 1
New Indian Express (in)
added Jan 14, 2018 15:27
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[Asia, Jordan, Mid-east] Health Ministry begins inspection campaign on outlets serving argileh

The Health Ministry has begun a campaign on licensed restaurants and cafes to ensure their commitment to the regulations of serving argileh (water pipe), an official said on Saturday. Regulations released in April 2014, stipulate that facilities can eith
Jordan Times (jo)
added Jan 14, 2018 21:05
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[Asia, Nepal] Tobacco control strategy launched

The strategy focuses on strengthening execution of existing plans and policies, utilising tax to finance development innovations, strictly enforcing legal provisions for tobacco control, creating supportive environment for tobacco-free generation and
The Himalayan Times (np)
added Jan 14, 2018 03:20
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[Asia, Nepal] Government launches Tobacco Control Convention Strategy

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Health has launched the Tobacco Products Control Convention Strategy-2030 with the objective of reducing the tobacco consumption in the long term.
The Himalayan Times (np)
added Jan 12, 2018 14:00
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[Asia, India] Passive smoking remains a major concern, and we don’t realise that

Responding to queries for the Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2 (GATS-2) conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), along with the World Health Organisation and the Indian government’s Ministry of Health, 23.9% of the respondents from Karnata
The News Minute (in)
added Jan 12, 2018 13:54
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[Asia, India] Sharp decline in smoking, teens stay off cigarettes

Tobacco use prevalence in Karnataka has reduced by 5.4% in the past five years, according to Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2 (GATS-2) for 2016-17. Another key highlight is that more number of people use beedi and gutka than cigarette.
Times of India
added Jan 12, 2018 04:25
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