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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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[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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[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, 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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[Asia, Taiwan] NGOs call for gov't action on Japanese tobacco plant

The John Tung Foundation has filed a petition to Japan's finance and foreign affairs ministries over concerns about the damage a Japanese tobacco company, which plans to set up a factory in Taiwan, may bring to the Taiwanese people.
The China Post (tw)
added Oct 12, 2015 20:12
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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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[Asia-pacific, Taiwan] Kaohsiung takes heat for Japan Tobacco ties

Kaohsiung City Government has been accused of having illicit interactions with Japan Tobacco Inc., whereby city officials funded trips to JTI facilities using tax dollars from tobacco surcharges, the John Tung Foundation said yesterday. The John Tung Foun
The China Post (tw)
added Aug 12, 2015 13:39
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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-pacific, China, Singapore, Taiwan] Colour Run to continue in S'pore

Also, there would be a prescribed gap between the stage and the public, and smoking would be prohibited in the festival area, said the US-based global sports, entertainment and media firm.
Straits Times (sg)
added Jul 1, 2015 21:53
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Female Taiwan pool party fireball victim, 20, becomes the first to die from burns after explosion left 500 people seriously injured

stage lighting or cigarettes could have ignited the corn starch. When asked by reporters why people had been allowed to smoke at the event, Color Play Asia's Lu said: 'There were too many people smoking at the scene, there was just no way to stop it.'
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 29, 2015 12:12
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