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[Asia, China, Hong Kong] Customs seize smuggled cigarettes worth over HK$10 million

Hong Kong customs seized nearly four million cigarettes, worth over HK$10 million, in a two-week operation aimed at stifling smuggling in the territory, officials said on Saturday. Authorities arrested seven people aged between 23 and 63 in the operatio
South China Morning Post
added Jan 4, 2014 12:35

[Asia] China unlikely to triple tax on tobacco to reduce number of smoker deaths

Vested interests work against Beijing taking up study finding that higher levy saves lives
South China Morning Post
added Jan 3, 2014 18:48

[Asia, Hong Kong] EDITORIAL: China must do more to discourage its people from smoking

it can learn from other places that have cut smoking rates drastically, including Hong Kong, by raising tobacco taxes progressively to make the habit ever more expensive, especially for young people before they earn enough to afford to become heavy smoker
South China Morning Post
added Jan 3, 2014 00:47

Smoking ban in China's public places not enforced

government promised to ban smoking in public places in the 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-2015). Experts are widely critical of the current effort, however, especially as no national law is currently in place to govern smoking in indoor public places.
Xinhua Newswire
added Jan 3, 2014 00:43

[Asia] China's health, family planning organ to build tobacco-free environment

Mao Qun'an, spokesman for the National Health and Family Planning Commission, said all health and family planning department staff will be prohibited from smoking in non-smoking locations, and some staff members will be appointed to prevent others from s
People's Daily (cn)
added Jan 1, 2014 23:54

[Asia, China] Public smoking ban for officials faces hurdles

an official in Xuchang, Henan province, who only gave his surname as Zhen, said it will not be easy to put the bans into practice. "When we go to visit villages on business, village cadres and other villagers offer us a cigarette as etiquette. They will (cn)
added Jan 1, 2014 23:32

[Asia, China] FAN: A welcome move against smoking

Deng Xiaoping was smoking on the rostrum at an annual session of the National People's Congress, but he stubbed out his cigarette after receiving a note dissuading him from smoking. This shows that officials smoking in public create a negative impression (cn)
added Jan 1, 2014 23:31

[China, California] EDITORIAL: Our Voice: Big ban on campus

The Desert Sun encourages all colleges to ban smoking, including the UC and Cal State satellite campuses in Palm Desert and College of the Desert. It is a nasty, deadly and intrusive habit that adds $9.1 billion year to health care costs in California al
Palm Springs (CA) Desert Sun
added Jan 3, 2014 00:49

[Asia] NW China city bans smoking in public

Lanzhou, capital of northwest China's Gansu Province, on Wednesday implemented a tough smoking ban in specified public places aimed at combating "indoor haze harm." The legislation clearly specifies "non-smoking" indoor areas, including medical instituti
Xinhua Newswire
added Jan 1, 2014 23:58

[Asia, China] Smoking ban stubs out official privilege

Specialty cigarettes used to be a privilege of some government official and a frequent choice for bribery. The new ban strictly prohibits officials using public funds to buy cigarettes, another privilege which has bit the dust in addition to funerals, pr (cn)
added Jan 1, 2014 23:34
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