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[Asia, Singapore] Legal age for smoking to be raised to 21

The legal age for smoking and buying tobacco products in Singapore will be raised from 18 to 21, Senior Minister of State for Health Amy Khor announced in Parliament on Thursday (Mar 9). "We want to protect our young from the harms of tobacco, and lay th
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Mar 10, 2017 15:15
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[Asia, China] More can be done to cut teenage smoking

A member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the country's top political advisory body, submitted a proposal at this year's ongoing session suggesting that a pack of cigarettes should cost at least 10 yuan
Ecns.cn (cn)
added Mar 8, 2017 15:33
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[Asia, China, Korea - North] North Korea suspends the production of popular cigarette brand

Production of a popular brand of North Korean cigarettes has been abruptly suspended on Kim Jong Un's orders, and the cigarettes have virtually disappeared from markets nationwide. The brand in question is 'Kumsugangsan,” Korean for ‘land of natural be
DailyNK (au)
added Mar 7, 2017 14:08
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[Asia, Mid-east, Uae] 30,000 people a year to get lung cancer in the Middle East by 2020

"The most universal cause of lung cancer is tobacco smoke, where smoking causes more than 85 per cent of lung cancer cases. "The Middle East is one of only two regions of the world where cigarette sales increased between 1990 and 1997. The number of smok
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Mar 6, 2017 19:24
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[Asia, Israel] HEALTH SCAN: MOVIES AND SMOKING-RELATING IMAGERY

James Bond himself no longer smokes, but he is still exposed to second-hand smoke...while there have been some “favorable downward smoking-related trends in this movie series, the persisting smoking content remains problematic from a public health perspec
Jerusalem Post
added Mar 5, 2017 01:38
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[Asia, India] 12 Faridkot villages get tobacco-free tag

:As many as 12 villages of the district have been declared tobacco-free. Villagers have even put up flex boards stating that no shop in their village sells tobacco or any tobacco based products.
Hindustan Times (in)
added Mar 5, 2017 01:22
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[Asia, India] Anti-tobacco drive: Students will now appeal to relatives

Taking cue from Hanumangarh's 12-year-old girl, who made an emotional appeal to her father to quit tobacco, the health department has decided to ask children in schools to write similar appeals to their family members who consume tobacco, requesting them
Times of India
added Mar 5, 2017 01:17
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC says excise tax drop

The Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC) says that its contribution to Government revenue, through excise tax fell to Rs. 87.4 billion during the year ending 31st December 2016.
The Sunday TImes (lk)
added Mar 5, 2017 01:16
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[Asia, Pakistan] Tobacco exporters to get refunds

The government will refund tobacco cess to exporters for promoting exports of the commodity and in this regard rules have been finalised, Minister of Commerce Khurram Dastgir Khan said on Thursday. He was speaking at the sidelines of a signing ceremony f
DAWN Group of Newspapers (pk)
added Mar 4, 2017 17:12
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[Asia, Pakistan] PTB asked to take steps for welfare of tobacco farmers

Pakistan Tobacco Board (PTB) must adopt a proactive approach and take all necessary steps for the welfare of tobacco farmers, Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan said on Thursday. He said that Tobacco Cess Refund Rules were framed to support tobacco e
The Nation (pk)
added Mar 4, 2017 17:10
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