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[Asia-pacific, Taiwan] Government mulls new anti-smoking measure

Health Ministry on Thursday proposed a ban...the revisions would eliminate a rule that allows for indoor smoking areas, by adding smoking rooms, bars, clubs and cigar lounges to the list of public spaces where smoking is not allowed. According to Luo, th
The China Post (tw)
added Jan 5, 2017 21:06
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[Asia-pacific, Taiwan] Smoking to be banned at all Taipei bus stops from Jan. 1

This will expand an existing ban that currently applies to 155 bus stops on 15 dedicated bus lanes. However, no penalty will be imposed until March 1, when violators will be subject to a fine of between NT$2,000 (US$62.24) and NT$10,000, the department
Focus Taiwan
added Dec 27, 2016 01:34
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[Taiwan] Research letter: Unregulated hazards to young people: smoking in films

Current tobacco control legislations may not be adequate in protecting adolescents and young adults from being exposed to smoking imagery in films. For example, Taiwan implemented the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act...The act eliminated many forms of adver
Tobacco Control
added Dec 6, 2016 14:07
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[Taiwan] Research letter Unregulated hazards to young people: smoking in films

Current tobacco control legislations may not be adequate in protecting adolescents and young adults from being exposed to smoking imagery in films. For example, Taiwan implemented the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act (THPA) in 1997, which states that ‘smok
Tobacco Control
added Dec 4, 2016 21:45
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[Asia, Taiwan] Health groups warn of chronic pulmonary illness from smoking

On the eve of the 14th Annual World COPD Day, the health administration held an event with the Taiwan Society of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and the anti-smoking John Tung Foundation, to raise public awareness about COPD — a term covering long-t
Taipei Times (tw)
added Nov 15, 2016 23:45
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[Taiwan] Study develops prediction model for lung cancer risk in never smokers

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have developed a new personalized assessment tool that could better predict lung cancer risk in never, light and heavy smokers using a large Taiwanese prospective cohort study. By incorpora
ScienceDaily
added Nov 6, 2016 23:03
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[Asia-pacific] Personalized Risk Assessment in Never, Light, and Heavy Smokers in a prospective cohort in Taiwan [FREE FULL TEXT]

The risk model for heavy smokers can allow us to stratify heavy smokers into subgroups with distinct risks, which, if applied to low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening, may greatly reduce false positives.
Scientific Reports
added Nov 6, 2016 23:03
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[Asia, Taiwan] Taichung to ban smoking in some outdoor arcades

City Government and four major convenience store chains are cooperating to introduce a ban on smoking in outdoor arcades starting in January. The city government said it has long received public complaints about second-hand smoke in the major chainstores
Taipei Times (tw)
added Nov 4, 2016 17:29
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[Asia-pacific, Taiwan] Taipei’s first non-smoking commercial zone unveiled

A pedestrian zone surrounding the Chianti Plaza in Taipei’s Xinyi District has been designated as the city’s first non-smoking commercial district. The Taipei Department of Environmental Protection and the Taipei Department of Health yesterday jointly set
Taipei Times (tw)
added Sep 22, 2016 21:38
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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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