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[Taiwan] Proposed hike in tobacco surcharge draws opposition

The Confederation of Trade Unions of the Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor Co. condemned Wednesday a proposal to double the tobacco surcharge, saying that it is not an ATM from which the government can draw as much cash as it wants.
Focus Taiwan
added Mar 6, 2013 12:01
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Esophageal cancer death rate rising in Taiwan: doctor

Lee Jang-ming, chief of Thoracic Surgery Division at the Taipei hospital, said the death rate of male esophageal cancer sufferers in Taiwan is rising, reflecting the increasing consumption of betel nuts. . . . Therefore, people that eat betel nuts and
Focus Taiwan
added Oct 21, 2012 15:14
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[Taiwan] Activists get smoking mad over Mid-Autumn gifts

Anti-smoking activists yesterday blasted government bodies for sending lawmakers cigarettes as Mid-Autumn Festival gifts. The Tung Foundation said it is “absurd” that the Transportation Ministry's liaison officials to the Legislature use tax-payers' mone
The China Post (tw)
added Sep 27, 2012 08:34
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Taiwan explores ways to get smokers to quit

Twenty per cent, or four million, of Taiwan's total population smokes and the island aims to cut that number by half over the next 10 years. Trained staff at the Taiwan Smokers' Helpline Center are around the clock to help anyone who wants to kick the sm
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Sep 16, 2012 21:58
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Research and Markets: Analyzing the Tobacco Industry in Taiwan

Business Wire
added May 18, 2012 11:30
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[Asia-pacific, Taiwan] Tobacco farming dwindles

About 84 percent of Taiwan’s tobacco farmers have stopped growing the crop, the Council of Agriculture said on Friday, adding that farmers can apply for subsidies until the end of the year, when the Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor Corp (TTLC) is to stop purcha
Taipei Times (tw)
added Oct 6, 2017 02:54
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[Asia-pacific, Taiwan] Civil organizations urge gov’t to step up tobacco control regulations

More than 72 civil organizations in Taiwan submitted a petition to lawmakers to update the decade-old Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act ahead of the World No Tobacco Month in May, following latest international studies indicating a rise in smoking related de
Taiwan News (tw)
added Apr 13, 2017 15:18
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[Asia-pacific, Taiwan] Bus shelter smoking ban starts in Taipei next week

Starting Wednesday next week, smoking will be prohibited at 1,150 bus shelters at 932 bus stops in Taipei, the Taipei Department of Health said yesterday. Article 15 of the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act (菸害防制法) states that those who smoke at bus stops f
Taipei Times (tw)
added Feb 21, 2017 20:29
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[Asia, Taiwan] Smokers urged to quit on COPD Day

On the eve of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day, civic health groups, artists and physicians yesterday said that it is not too late to quit smoking.
Taipei Times (tw)
added Nov 18, 2015 00:09
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[Asia-pacific] Record number of people diagnosed with cancer in Taiwan (update)

A total of 11,692 were diagnosed with lung cancer in 2012, 6 percent more than in the previous year.... problem of secondhand smoke should not be underestimated, the HPA said. Based on a previous survey conducted by the administration, the percentage of
Focus Taiwan
added Apr 18, 2015 12:12
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