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[Asia] Impact of tobacco control policies on adolescent smoking: findings from the Global Youth Tobacco Survey in Taiwan

The comprehensive tobacco control programme introduced in Taiwan in 2009 was associated with a reduction in adolescent smoking, particularly among those in earlier stages of smoking and those who resided in non-city areas.
added Aug 13, 2013 20:51

Taiwan’s Tennis Ace Flirts With China. How Could She? Cash.

Taiwan’s government has mobilized domestic companies to come to the rescue. These include the state-owned Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Company, which has agreed to pay Hsieh about $167,700 to endorse Taiwan Beer.
New York Times
added Jul 20, 2013 12:04

[Taiwan] Company should be punished for promoting smoking: groups

The John Tung Foundation, the Consumers' Foundation and the Homemakers United Foundation issued the appeal at a news conference after learning about several cases the previous week in which an unnamed tobacco company held a competition that required toba
Focus Taiwan
added Jul 4, 2013 16:46

[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

[Taiwan] Bureau praises ‘quit smoking’ line’s successes

The Bureau of Health Promotion extolled the achievements of its “quit smoking” telephone line established 10 years ago, which it said has assisted more than 710,000 callers by providing counseling and information about how to stop smoking.
Taipei Times (tw)
added Jun 2, 2013 10:59

[Taiwan] Groups say smoking levy should be used for health

Women and children should be the main beneficiaries of a health and welfare surcharge levied on the sales of cigarettes, health promotion and child-protection groups, along with Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Alicia Wang (王育敏), said on
Taipei Times (tw)
added May 26, 2013 01:42

[Taiwan] Tobacco surcharge draws critics

A pro-smoker group and labor union representatives yesterday said the government may have been misappropriating and squandering money raised through the tobacco health and welfare surcharge on cigarette sales. Led by Taiwan Nicotianaspp Association for
Taipei Times (tw)
added May 17, 2013 10:58

[Asia, Taiwan] DOH praises smoking cessation program results

Taiwan’s second-generation smoking cessation program has delivered fruitful results since its launch in March last year, according to the ROC Department of Health May 2. “This initiative has delivered benefits for society in the form of fewer people smok
Taiwan Today (tw)
added May 6, 2013 14:39

[Asia, Taiwan] Novel Serum Biomarker Bilirubin Predicted Lung Cancer Risk in Smokers

Smokers with low bilirubin levels were at increased risk for lung cancer incidence and mortality compared with those who had the highest bilirubin levels, making serum bilirubin a potential biomarker for lung cancer risk prediction, according to data pres
added Apr 8, 2013 09:06

[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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