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[Taiwan] Taoyuan's non-smoking park policy sparks anger

Smokers and non-smokers alike have complaints about Taoyuan County’s non-smoking parks plan, which aims to increase their number to 376 by next month. The county government defended the move as following Ministry of Health and Welfare policy, adding that
Taipei Times (tw)
added Mar 26, 2014 14:38

[Taiwan] FDA sees no legal basis to punish the sale of e-cigarettes

FDA Deputy Director-General Chiang Yu-mei (姜郁美) said the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act cannot be applied to e-cigarettes since no actual tobacco is involved. Therefore, no punishment can be issued if someone smokes e-cigarettes in smoking-prohibited are
The China Post (tw)
added Feb 14, 2014 06:17

[Taiwan] Complaints about tobacco hazard greatly increase, e-cigarettes blamed

has surged by some 50 percent to break the 1,000 mark in 2013, compared with the previous year, with most complaints involving electronic cigarettes, the Taipei-based John Tung Foundation said Saturday.
Focus Taiwan
added Jan 13, 2014 06:38

[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

[Taiwan] Video of man "posing as a Japanese" while smoking on Taipei subway leaves Asia confused

A curious video uploaded to YouTube late last week has been raising eyebrows across Asia today, but perhaps not for the reasons it was originally shot. In it, we see a man smoking a cigarette on the subway in Taipei, mouthing off to those around him after
RocketNews24 (Socio Corporation) (jp)
added Dec 16, 2013 22:19

[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

[Taiwan] Health authorities back smoking ban in national parks

Ministry of Health and Welfare’s Health Promotion Administration on Wednesday defended a ban on smoking in national parks set to take effect next year, saying that subjecting people to second-hand smoke was a violation of their basic human rights.
Taipei Times (tw)
added Nov 22, 2013 00:27

Taiwan warns of high incidence of disease linked to smoking

Taiwan's Health Promotion Administration called on smokers to put out their cigarettes Tuesday, citing data that links Taiwan's high incidence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with the prevalence of smoking among men and secondhand smoke inhalatio
Want China Times (tw)
added Nov 20, 2013 12:31

[Taiwan] Smoking to be banned at national parks, scenic areas

starting April 1, 2014, when smoking at national parks and scenic areas will be banned outside of designated spots. Once the changes come into effect, violators will be subject to fines between NT$2,000 (US$68) and NT$10,000, the Health Promotion Adminis
The China Post (tw)
added Nov 18, 2013 14:32

[Taiwan] Smokers ignorant of risks: foundation

at a John Tung Foundation press launch of its online COPD self-assessment. Yang said 80 percent of smokers have little knowledge of the threat of COPD posed by smoking, with only a small portion of them actually seeking medical attention.
Taipei Times (tw)
added Sep 28, 2013 15:41
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