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[Asia, Japan] Restaurant industry opposes total smoking ban ahead of 2020 Olympics

At a meeting in Tokyo of industry organizations, participants expressed concern that a smoking ban would drive small businesses into the ground. They said Japan should aim to become a leading country in promoting separate smoking areas. The Ministry of
Japan Times (jp)
added Jan 12, 2017 19:12
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[Asia, China] National tobacco control law described as priority

"A Civil Society Perspective on Tobacco Control in China 2016", was published on Tuesday by ThinkTank Research Center for Health Development...."national tobacco control law is imperative to provide a legal basis for fighting, in particular, passive smoki
China Internet Information Center (cn)
added Jan 12, 2017 15:03
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[Asia, Israel] INVESTIGATION RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT HEALTH MINISTRY OFFICIALS

an investigation against Health Minister Ya’acov Litzman and his connections to Hamodia, the daily newspaper of the Ger Hassidim. In four-part investigative report, Channel 2 revealed that it created a fictitious electronic cigarette company and wanted t
Jerusalem Post
added Jan 12, 2017 06:02
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Hong Kong] Graphic health warning enlargement counterproductive to fight against illicit tobacco trade

Pollster Ipsos Hong Kong released in January a survey report on public perception of the black market cigarette trade. Commissioned by the Hong Kong United Against Illicit Trade (HKUAIT), the report interviewed about a thousand Hong Kong adult citizens
Harbour Times (hk)
added Jan 11, 2017 21:46
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[Asia] UK's Imperial Brands teams up in joint venture with China Tobacco

has formed a joint venture with state-owned China National Tobacco (CNTC) in a move to gain a foothold in the world's largest cigarette market. The joint venture announced on Wednesday could boost Imperial's long-term earnings potential and competitive p
Reuters
added Jan 11, 2017 21:18
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[Asia, India] Delhi Govt. urges police to enforce ban on tobacco

In a letter to Deputy Commissioner of Police Jai Prakash, the Commissioner Food Safety, Delhi, has said that the Delhi government had already issued notification on April 13, 2016, totally banning tobacco products. However, he did not mention why the Foo
Drug Today (in)
added Jan 11, 2017 21:03
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[Asia, Turkmenistan]

Turkmen president Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov banned the sale of all tobacco products. ...Unfortunately, those lavishing praise on Berdymukhammedov have failed to realise that his government is now using its new anti-tobacco legislation to stifle dissent
openDemocracy.net (uk)
added Jan 11, 2017 12:37
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[Asia, Israel] LITZMAN REFUSED ALL MY INITIATIVES FOR SMOKING PREVENTION, SAYS CHAIRMAN OF NGO

A four-part investigation on Channel 2 that began Monday night and shows aides to Health Minister Ya’acov Litzman taking cash in exchange for meetings between him and a fictional importer of electronic cigarettes have elicited an angry denial from Litzma
Jerusalem Post
added Jan 10, 2017 22:43
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] Government lost Rs. 13 billion in revenue from cigarettes

Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC) says that the revenue model which would have earned the government of Sri Lanka around Rs. 100 billion in 2016 is now broken. The company notes that the excise and VAT hikes in October and November last year, which led t
Colombo Gazette (lk)
added Jan 10, 2017 18:59
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[Asia, India] 'Contolling illicit tobacco best way to curb health burden'

"As of 2014, five tobacco companies accounted for 85 per cent of the global cigarette market. Policies aimed at limiting the market power of tobacco companies are largely untested but hold promise for reducing tobacco use," said the report 'The Economics
Business Standard (in)
added Jan 10, 2017 18:51
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