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[Asia, Taiwan] HPA to push for change to e-cigarette regulation

Health Promotion Administration (HPA) officials yesterday promised to push for amendments to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act to regulate e-cigarettes and increase taxes on ordinary cigarettes in response to the demands of ant-smoking lobbyists. Introd
Taipei Times (tw)
added Sep 12, 2016 15:39
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[Asia, Taiwan] Groups urge using tobacco act to stub out e-cigarettes

to reconsider its repeated refusal to bring electronic cigarettes under the control of the Tobacco Hazards Act...John Tung Foundation chief executive officer Yau Sea-wain said that while smoking rates among adults dropped slightly from 20 percent in 2009
Taipei Times (tw)
added Jan 9, 2015 11:54
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[Taiwan] Taipei bus stop smoking ban expands

Smoking is now banned at all stops along Taipei's 13 bus-only lanes, with violators facing a maximum fine of NT$10,000, the city's health officials said yesterday.
The China Post (tw)
added Oct 26, 2014 20:11
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[Taiwan] Anti-smoking group cautions against using e-cigarettes

The John Tung Foundation issued the warning amid growing curiosity over “e-cigarettes” in Taiwan in light of their growing popularity elsewhere. Lin Chin-li (林錦麗), director of the foundation’s cigarette control section, said that a lot of people have as
Taipei Times (tw)
added Jan 19, 2013 22:40
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[Asia, Taiwan] Woman to get compensation for 2nd-hand smoke from neighbors

The New Taipei District Court ruled Monday that a man and his son should pay NT$24,900 (US$753) to a woman for letting the smell of the smoke of their cigarettes spiral up to their neighbor's apartment. The woman, surnamed Chen, filed a suit in court sta
The China Post (tw)
added Jan 4, 2016 19:05
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Woman in Taiwan Dies Days After Being Burned in Water Park Blast

The event organizers said on their Facebook page that they used a mixture of cornstarch and food coloring to make the powder. They prepared as much as three tons of it, which may have been ignited by a cigarette, lighting, sound equipment or another elec
New York Times
added Jun 29, 2015 09:40
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[Taiwan] Government urged to ban flavored cigarettes

John Tung Foundation (JTF, 董氏基金會) yesterday called for the government to ban flavored cigarettes in Taiwan as the variety of flavors encourages more people to smoke. According to the foundation, it has already received four complaints of cigarette retail
The China Post (tw)
added Jul 10, 2014 22:10
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[Singapore, Taiwan] Civic groups warn of negative TPP impact on poor people

The South East Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA), a civic group based in Bangkok, also faulted the TPP negotiations for backtracking on the prevention of smoking-induced health risks. The World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco
Focus Taiwan
added Dec 8, 2013 12:34
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[Taiwan] Bureau declares smoking reduction program a success

The Bureau of Health Promotion said yesterday that its latest quit smoking program has been successful and estimated the percentage of smokers in the country will drop from 20 percent to 10 percent by 2020.
Taipei Times (tw)
added Dec 14, 2012 13:46
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[Taiwan] Station sidewalk ban for smokers

Sidewalks around Taipei City Hall station are now strictly non-smoking, to prevent passers-by from inhaling second-hand smoke, the city government’s Department of Health said yesterday. The transfer station is a multi-story building housing an MRT stat
Taipei Times (tw)
added Nov 1, 2012 20:22
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