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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines] Big Tobacco’s smoke and mirrors in Asean

Even when bolstered by the support of the Bloomberg Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, strong tobacco control remains elusive in the region. The main reason is the tobacco industry, which has proved to be a tenacious bully when it come
Asian Correspondent.com (Hybrid News Ltd)
added Mar 2, 2018 00:18
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[Asia, Qatar] Health ministry to hold tobacco survey in schools

The GYTS will be conducted in schools by collecting data from students aged 13 to 15 through a questionnaire that includes questions about the attitudes, behaviours and students’ knowledge on tobacco consumption, exposure to use, and their exposure to it
Gulf Times (qa)
added Mar 1, 2018 17:57
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[Asia, Qatar] 3,600 seek HMC help to quit smoking

Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Tobacco Control Center is seeing more and more patients who want to stop smoking, with more than 3,600 patient visits to the Smoking Cessation Clinic recorded over the past year. About 40% of those who seek treatment are
Gulf Times (qa)
added Feb 27, 2018 03:48
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[Asia, Nepal] KMC to check purchase, sale of tobacco products

Issuing a press release today, KMC Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya requested all city dwellers to support the cause. The release also stated that KMC would deploy city police to check purchase and sale of tobacco. Anyone found dealing in tobacco products and s
The Himalayan Times (np)
added Feb 26, 2018 19:54
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[Asia, China] Hunan couple host smoke-free wedding

A couple in rural Hunan province held an unconventional wedding on Tuesday where smoking and giving cigarettes as gifts were prohibited... A former smoker, Li gave up the habit after attending a lecture about the harmful effects on himself and others.
China Daily (cn)
added Feb 26, 2018 04:10
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[Asia, Hong Kong] MACKAY: Ombudsman report a smoking gun on lax tobacco control

Judith Mackay recommends authorities seize the opportunity to enforce legislation against lighting up in bars and restaurants, which after all are workplaces / The reason for this goes back to the inadequacy of the 2007 smoke-free law, which penalizes
China Daily (cn)
added Feb 26, 2018 04:07
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[Asia, Nepal] KMC launches drive against smoking and tobacco habit

The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has come up with 18 months ‘Healthy City Programme’ to ban the use of tobacco and smoking in the public places. Unveiling the plan, on Friday, KMC Mayor Bidhya Sundhar Shakya said, there will be no compromise in im
Kathmandu Post (np)
added Feb 25, 2018 17:23
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[Asia, India] Efforts on to bring down tobacco cultivation

In an attempt to discourage tobacco farming in the district, the Agriculture Department is helping tobacco cultivators to switch over to other crops. in a phased manner by helping them diversify to other crops for their continued livelihood support.
The Hindu Online (in)
added Feb 24, 2018 14:05
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[Asia, Hong Kong] Smokers in clouds over new lighting up

Philip Morris claims that without combustion, fire, ash or smoke the levels of harmful chemicals produced are 90-95 percent lower than traditional cigarettes. The Legislative Council will discuss a regulatory framework for e-cigarettes in April, and wh
Hong Kong Standard (hk)
added Feb 24, 2018 00:01
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[Asia, India] 29-year-old Mumbai engineer smokes ‘magic coal’ hookah, gets severe chest infection 

The IT engineer had been smoking hookahs fired with ‘magic coal’ – charcoal chunks doused in chemicals to make it burn faster – for two months. He was hospitalised two weeks ago to treat breathlessness, respiratory failure and severe chest infection. Dr
Hindustan Times (in)
added Feb 23, 2018 17:02
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