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[Taiwan] Research letter Unregulated hazards to young people: smoking in films

Current tobacco control legislations may not be adequate in protecting adolescents and young adults from being exposed to smoking imagery in films. For example, Taiwan implemented the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act (THPA) in 1997, which states that ‘smok
Tobacco Control
added Dec 4, 2016 21:45
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[Asia, Taiwan] Smoking advocate protests Taipei plan to enrich 'rats'

policy aimed at encouraging people to report smokers found to be in breach of regulations would create a “fearful” social atmosphere akin to that of the Martial Law era, when the public were encouraged to report on possible Chinese spies, a protester said
Taipei Times (tw)
added Apr 7, 2016 20:00
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[Asia-pacific, Taiwan] Want to quit smoking? Steer clear of beautiful women, study finds

smokers who want to quit the habit should refrain from viewing photos of attractive women, since this could put them in an immediate-gratification state of mind, leading to reduced self-control over smoking, according to a research paper by a Taiwanese sc
Focus Taiwan
added Apr 18, 2015 12:10
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[Asia, Taiwan] Oral cancer risk rockets with combined use of betel nut, tobacco and alcohol

According to Health Promotion Administration figures, about 2,300 people die of oral cancer in Taiwan every year, and last year it was ranked as fifth in the top 10 most fatal cancers. As many as 90 percent of patients habitually chew betel nut. Doctors
Taipei Times (tw)
added Dec 4, 2014 06:08
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[Asia, Taiwan] Smoking Tobacco Doubles Risk of Recurrent Tuberculosis: New Study

Regular tobacco smoking doubles the risk that people who have been successfully treated for TB will develop TB again—a condition known as "recurrent" TB. The study is the most robust-ever conducted into how smoking tobacco increases the risk of recurren
Asian Tribune
added Mar 27, 2014 16:49
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[Taiwan] No smoking at bus stops

Bus stops along Xinyi Road in Taipei are to be nonsmoking areas from next month to try to reduce the second-hand smoke inhaled by passengers, the Taipei City Government said yesterday. The city’s Department of Health said yesterday that it has listed th
Taipei Times (tw)
added Dec 27, 2013 22:22
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[Taiwan] 'Smart teeth' track eating, smoking habits

A new smart sensor attached to your teeth can track how much you eat and how much you talk as well as let your doctor know just exactly how much you may be smoking, researchers in Taiwan say. Researchers from National Taiwan University in Taipei recruite
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Sep 20, 2013 10:11
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[Taiwan] Do more to reduce smoking: alliance

The Taiwan Medical Alliance for the Control of Tobacco (TMACT) has called on the government to follow the lead of the WHO’s Tobacco Free Initiative and set out an agenda to gradually end tobacco use.
Taipei Times (tw)
added Sep 18, 2013 03:09
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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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