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[Taiwan] Activists get smoking mad over Mid-Autumn gifts

Anti-smoking activists yesterday blasted government bodies for sending lawmakers cigarettes as Mid-Autumn Festival gifts. The Tung Foundation said it is “absurd” that the Transportation Ministry's liaison officials to the Legislature use tax-payers' mone
The China Post (tw)
added Sep 27, 2012 08:34
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Taiwan explores ways to get smokers to quit

Twenty per cent, or four million, of Taiwan's total population smokes and the island aims to cut that number by half over the next 10 years. Trained staff at the Taiwan Smokers' Helpline Center are around the clock to help anyone who wants to kick the sm
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Sep 16, 2012 21:58
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[Taiwan] Women the biggest victims of second-hand smoke: survey

“Typically, women are exposed to second-hand smoke from their fathers during childhood, from their husbands after marriage and from their sons when they get older,” said Chiu Shu-ti (邱淑媞), director-general of the bureau.
Taipei Times (tw)
added Aug 24, 2012 15:12
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[Taiwan] Women No.1 victims of second-hand smoke: official

Although the majority of women in Taiwan do not smoke, females are the biggest victims of second-hand smoke, the Bureau of Health Promotion said Thursday. "Typically, women are exposed to second-hand smoke from their fathers during childhood, from their
Focus Taiwan
added Aug 23, 2012 14:44
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[Taiwan] Cigarette surchage discriminates against the poor: smokers' group

The plan is biased against the poor because 80 percent of Taiwan's 4 million smokers are blue collar workers, said Chu Cheng-chi, the chairman of the Taiwan Nicotianaspp Association for Human Rights.
The China Post (tw)
added Aug 19, 2012 03:35
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[Taiwan] Anti-smoking group calls for higher tobacco tax

Lin Li-ching, an executive at the John Tung Foundation, said yesterday that Taiwan is losing the battle over tobacco controls and reducing the number of smokers mainly because the government has not increased the tobacco tax for 25 years.
The China Post (tw)
added Aug 12, 2012 16:50
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[Taiwan] DOH mulls increase in surcharge for cigarettes

yesterday floated the idea of increasing the tobacco health and welfare surcharge by NT$20 per pack, but added the department would make further evaluations before coming to a final decision. Chiu made his remarks during an interview with the Chinese-lan
Taipei Times (tw)
added Aug 11, 2012 14:41
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[Honduras] Honduran cigar vendors visit Taiwan, eye Asian markets

A group of cigar vendors from Honduras, one of Taiwan's diplomatic allies in Central America, is now in Taiwan to assess business opportunities in the country while eying the island as a gateway to emerging Asian markets, including China.
Focus Taiwan
added Jul 22, 2012 20:04
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[Taiwan] Yunlin councilor guilty in smoking incident

A Yunlin County councilor was found guilty and had his civil rights suspended by the Yunlin District Court on Friday for refusing to stop smoking in a coffee shop, and instead pushing and threatening a policewoman called to deal with the matter.
Taipei Times (tw)
added Jun 24, 2012 08:37
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[Taiwan] Government plans to cut smoking rate

The government intends to reduce the number of smokers by half within nine years, an official said yesterday, referring to the successful implementation of stricter smoking regulations in January 2009.
Taipei Times (tw)
added May 31, 2012 13:21
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