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[Asia, China] BOREHAM: Smoking ban welcome but raising awareness is the key

In China I definitely feel that I am a guest, so I will very rarely speak up as I would back home in New Zealand when I think someone is doing something they shouldn’t be. But when I encounter smokers in elevators, public toilets (why do so many people
Shanghai Daily (cn)
added Nov 29, 2016 16:52
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[Asia] Anti-tobacco drive at India International Trade Fair

The Delhi government conducted an intensive awareness and enforcement drive on tobacco use at the ongoing India International Trade Fair in Pragati Maidan here, prohibiting sale of e-cigarettes at one of the shops. The drive was conducted yesterday by
Business Standard (in)
added Nov 28, 2016 15:26
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[Asia, Pakistan] Civil society report unveils tactics of tobacco industry

Fifty percent of the 500 shops surveyed in six major cities of Pakistan including Islamabad and Rawalpindi place cigarettes for sale together with candies and snacks, 14% give ‘limited time offers’ or free gifts on purchase of cigarettes, and 89% shops do
The News (pk)
added Nov 26, 2016 02:03
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[Asia, Pakistan] Blatant violations, compliance go hand in hand at PIMS

Blatant violation of the anti-smoking law by doctors and attendants alike, coupled with irrational placement of ‘No Smoking’ signs in lobbies leading to the medical wards and their deficiency at various strategic locations where smoking is rampant, descr
The News (pk)
added Nov 28, 2016 01:20
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[Asia] HOW DO CIGARETTE COMPANIES TARGET CHILDREN IN PAKISTAN?

A national survey conducted by TheNetwork for Consumer Protection on Thursday revealed that the multinational cigarette manufacturing companies are systematically targeting children as young as six-year-old by using aggressive marketing techniques includi
Business Recorder (pk)
added Nov 26, 2016 02:04
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[Asia, India] Ban Foreign Direct Investment in tobacco, says Sitharaman

Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has moved a Cabinet proposal to completely ban Foreign Direct Investment in the tobacco sector stating that the government did not want to encourage foreign investment in this sector. The official statement of the gov
New Indian Express (in)
added Nov 25, 2016 23:10
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[Asia, India] Estimates of crash in growth due to demonetisation are like crystal-gazing: Nirmala Sitharaman

more curbs on FDI in tobacco are necessary even though Niti Aayog has opposed the move. She also says India will soon convey its IT industry’s concerns about the American visa system to the new administration once Donald Trump takes over ... First of all,
Financial Express (in)
added Nov 25, 2016 23:04
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[Asia, Qatar] e-cigarettes carry several health risks: expert

“Studies into the health risks posed by using electronic cigarettes, which are illegal in Qatar, are now beginning to be published,” said Dr Ziyad Mahfoud, associate professor, Healthcare Policy and Research at WCM-Q at the latest instalment of WCM-Q’s ‘
Gulf Times (qa)
added Nov 25, 2016 13:43
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] Ban sale of single cigarettes - Government Medical Officers Association

Sale of single cigarettes will be banned in Sri Lanka soon, Health Minister, Rajitha Senaratne said at a meeting held yesterday with the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA).
Asian Tribune
added Nov 24, 2016 15:14
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[Asia] China to Issue Nationwide Smoking Ban in Public Places

China expects to issue a nationwide regulation banning smoking in public places before the end of the year, according to the National Health and Family Planning Commission. The regulation is listed on the State Council’s legislative plans for this year,
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Nov 29, 2016 21:29
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