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[Asia, Burma/Myanmar] Big Tobacco Meddling With Myanmar’s Government – Report

The report, by the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance, finds “high levels” of tobacco industry interference in Myanmar, which has been included in the annual update of ASEAN countries for the first time. The report throws light on Big Tobacco’s so
Myanmar Business Today (mm)
added Nov 3, 2016 14:36
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[Asia, India] WHO: New Smoking Products, Internet Pose Dangers for Tobacco Control

The World Health Organization warns that tobacco control efforts are being threatened by new smoking products and new online advertising opportunities that can reach young people around the world. Such threats are to be addressed next week at an intern
Voice of America (VOANews.com)
added Nov 2, 2016 05:46
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[Asia] India says it is committed to global tobacco-control treaty

India reaffirmed on Tuesday its commitment to a World Health Organization (WHO) tobacco-control treaty, despite lobbying from its $11 billion industry that opposes some measures in the treaty that will be discussed at a conference next week.
Reuters
added Nov 1, 2016 17:52
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[Asia, Mid-east] Iraqi in wheelchair makes risky escape from Islamic State

"I am smoking for the first time in so long," said one of the men smiling, recalling how cigarettes were banned under jihadist rule. A violation meant 50 public whippings.
Reuters
added Oct 31, 2016 20:48
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[Asia, India] DGCA asks airlines to put in place electronic cigarette policy

The DGCA said that since e-cigarettes are a potential health hazard with safety implications, airlines need to develop policy and procedures to ensure their non-usage as well as proper stowage onboard an aircraft. "Airlines should develop inflight proce
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Oct 31, 2016 18:24
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[Asia, India] 'No Tobacco Day' in Punjab tomorrow

Punjab government will observe November 1 as 'No Tobacco Day' in an effort to discourage tobacco use in the state. "Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has issued directions to all the Deputy Commissioners in this regard," Punjab Health Minister Surjit Kum
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Oct 31, 2016 18:21
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[Asia, Egypt, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] Saudi passenger arrested for smoking aboard flight

: A Saudi national sparked a state of panic among passengers when he began smoking aboard a Saudi Airlines flight heading from Medina to Cairo. The man smoked a cigarette inside the plane's toilet which caused the on-flight alarm to go off.
GDN Online (Gulf Digital News) (bh)
added Oct 31, 2016 01:43
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[Asia, Thailand] Tobacco law loophole under review

First step towards legal import of e-cigarettes, baraku
Bangkok Post (th)
added Oct 31, 2016 01:34
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[Asia, India] Farmer's association's protest against anti-tobacco WHO conference gets Twitterati's support

A farmer's association's protest seeking the boycott of the 7th Conference of Parties (COP7) - a global anti-tobacco conference to be held in Delhi - has received a massive outpouring of support on Twitter. More than 10,000 tweets bearing the hashtag #Boy
Times of India
added Oct 31, 2016 18:04
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[Asia, China] VIDEO: Elevator Assault: She Asked Him To Stop Smoking; He Began Hitting Her

The video attracted a deluge of Chinese news and social media... Unable to get the legal recourse and protection they need, many Chinese women turn to the Internet...The woman who was assaulted in the elevator last week received an outpouring of support
Delmarva Public Radio
added Oct 29, 2016 15:58
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