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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] CSC to tap Ombudsman vs officials too cozy with tobacco industry

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is planning to bring in the Office of the Ombudsman to run after high-level government officials violating the policy on the limited interaction with tobacco companies, CSC Assistant Commissioner Ariel Ronquillo said Fri
InterAksyon.com (TV 5) (ph)
added Sep 30, 2017 01:42
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[Asia, Pakistan] Civil society urges ministries of health, finance to implement ombudsman’s decision

The civil society urged both the federal ministries of NHSRC and Finance to implement the ombudsmen decision without any delay in a joint press conference held at Rawalpindi Press Club here.
The News (pk)
added Sep 30, 2017 01:33
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[Asia, Mid-east] UAE doctors stand firm over e-cigarettes despite UK backing

Annual 'Stoptober' campaign to feature controversial e-cigarettes for the first time in UK as UAE ban continues
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Sep 30, 2017 01:26
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[Asia] Full Text: Development of China's Public Health as an Essential Element of Human Rights (4)

the government is continuing to tighten control on the use of tobacco and implement the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. In 2014, Shenzhen began to activate the Regulations of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone on Smoking Control; in 2015, Bei
Xinhua Newswire
added Sep 30, 2017 01:17
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[Asia, India] ‘Second hand smoke a major problem’

Tobacco control efforts in India have been handicapped by the industry’s influence on the political set-up, but the latest survey showing a decline in tobacco users has buoyed activists. In an interview to ARCHANA PHULL in Shimla, Dr Rana spoke of his c
The Statesman (in)
added Sep 30, 2017 01:16
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[Asia, India] Licence Mandatory For Selling Tobacco Products: Health Ministry

As per the fresh orders of the Union Health ministry, only shops with a licence or shops authorised through municipal authority will be able to sell tobacco products and not other items like candies, chips etc. A letter by the ministry in this regards wa
india.com (in)
added Sep 28, 2017 20:44
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[Asia] Sri Lanka government spends SLR 72 billion yearly for those suffering from diseases caused by tobacco smoking

Dr. Samantha Kumara Kithalawaarachchi, the Director to His Excellency, the President of Sri Lanka, Presidential Secretariat, spoke about the current situation in regard to tobacco taxation in Sri Lanka.
Asian Tribune
added Sep 28, 2017 17:43
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[Asia] Sri Lanka to receive new international support on tobacco control

Through the “FCTC 2030” project, Sri Lanka will receive assistance to undertake a government-wide programme of work to strengthen tobacco control. The project, to run for five-years, will bring international support to Sri Lanka from the WHO FCTC Secreta
Colombo Gazette (lk)
added Sep 28, 2017 16:00
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[Asia, India] PUNJAB TO BOOK VENDORS SELLING TOBACCO TO MINOR UNDER JJ ACT

Punjab Government on Wednesday issued strict instructions to the police department to book all those vendors and owners of hotels and restaurants under section 77 of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, and Cigarette and Other
Daily Pioneer (in)
added Sep 28, 2017 14:57
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[Asia, Pakistan] EDITORIAL: Decision on tobacco

Allegations of interference by the tobacco industry in price reductions should be investigated instead of being taken lightly as it is unethical for the corporate sector to influence government orders. This was done in the way of the Ministries of Nation
Express Tribune (pk)
added Sep 27, 2017 21:33
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