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[Taiwan] Taipei eyes e-cig vendors

The department’s first probe into e-cigarette availability found 318 different models or related products available online through Facebook, Line or auction sites. The department said that while e-cigarettes are rarely sold openly in stores, they are som
Taipei Times (tw)
added Oct 23, 2014 20:07
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[Asia-pacific, Taiwan] Smoking rate rises slightly in '15, increasing to 17.1%

Taiwan recorded a smoking rate of 17.1 percent in 2015, up slightly from 16.4 percent in 2014 and marking the first year-on-year increase in seven years, the Health Promotion Administration (HPA) said Friday. The figure translates into a smoking populati
The China Post (tw)
added Jan 8, 2016 21:40
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[Taiwan] Taipei becoming an ashtray for 4 billion cigarettes

Smokers in Taipei light up about 4 billion cigarettes a year, the Taipei City Government said yesterday, which means if discarded cigarette butts were stacked one on top of the other the height would rise 40,000 times taller than the 509-meter-tall Taipei
AsiaOne (sg)
added Jun 5, 2013 17:51
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[Asia, Taiwan] Japanese tobacco firm's plan to set up plant in Tainan creates controversy

will invest a total of over US$300 million to set up a plant in the Tainan Technological Industrial Park, which is expected to be operational in February 2016. It is considered a major investment project, but the John Tung Foundation called a news confer
Want China Times (tw)
added Jul 20, 2015 09:41
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[Asia, Taiwan] Trying to quit smoking? Avoid pretty women

Men are less likely to quit smoking when looking at attractive women, according to a new study which asked men to rate how appealing pictures of different women were. In an experiment, scientists from Taiwan asked 76 men to rate pictures of various wome
The Economic Times (India)
added Jan 14, 2015 12:44
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[Taiwan] DOH's tax increase on tobacco products lights up hot debate

The Department of Health (DOH) said yesterday that it is planning an amendment to raise the surcharge on tobacco products to NT$40 per pack in hopes of lowering the smoking rate. The John Tung Foundation (JTF, 董氏基金會), however, suggested raising the tobac
The China Post (tw)
added Mar 19, 2013 13:16
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[Asia, Taiwan] 70% of foreign visitors pay smoking violation fines: Taipei official

More than 70% of foreign visitors to Taiwan presented with fines for smoking in no-smoking areas have paid up even though they are not legally binding, officials of the Taipei City Department of Environmental Protection said Tuesday. Department statisti
Want China Times (tw)
added Oct 21, 2015 13:30
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Taiwan's new traffic regulations include smoking ban

Motor vehicle drivers caught smoking while driving on busy roads will soon be fined 600 new Taiwan dollar (US$18.9), according to a package of amendments coming into force next year aimed at raising the penalties for various offenses affecting traffic
Asia News Network (ANN) (th)
added Dec 25, 2014 02:04
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[Taiwan] Video of man "posing as a Japanese" while smoking on Taipei subway leaves Asia confused

A curious video uploaded to YouTube late last week has been raising eyebrows across Asia today, but perhaps not for the reasons it was originally shot. In it, we see a man smoking a cigarette on the subway in Taipei, mouthing off to those around him after
RocketNews24 (Socio Corporation) (jp)
added Dec 16, 2013 22:19
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[Asia-pacific, Taiwan] Agencies blasted for dereliction of duty on tobacco factory project

A group of anti-tobacco activists filed a complaint with the Control Yuan on Monday, accusing three Cabinet agencies of dereliction of duty and legal violations after allowing an international tobacco producer to build a factory in Taiwan.
Focus Taiwan
added Aug 18, 2015 15:20
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