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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

[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

[Asia, Taiwan] Protests call for tobacco operating license reversal

The Executive Yuan should revoke the operating license for a massive new Japanese-owned tobacco factory, anti-smoking advocates said yesterday, blasting the government for approving the investment and providing subsidies. “We do not want Taiwan to become
Taipei Times (tw)
added Aug 5, 2016 13:02

[Asia-pacific, Taiwan] 7-Eleven called out for selling tobacco to minors

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- 7-Eleven was the top violator among all convenience stores last year in selling cigarettes to minors, according to the results of a Consumers' Foundation investigation released Thursday.
The China Post (tw)
added May 19, 2016 21:33

[Asia, Taiwan] Tests find formaldehyde in all e-cigarette liquids

all e-cigarette liquids it tested contained formaldehyde and 90.3 percent contained acetaldehyde, leading the Health Promotion Administration (HPA) to say it would work toward regulating e-cigarettes along with tobacco products.
Taipei Times (tw)
added May 16, 2016 17:39

[Asia, Taiwan] Foundation warns over e-cigarettes

A health foundation yesterday said that there is no clear evidence that smoking electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) can help people quit smoking, but might even extend the time that smokers take to quit. The John Tung Foundation, a non-governmental orga
Taipei Times (tw)
added May 1, 2016 17:42

[Asia, Taiwan] Smoking advocate protests Taipei plan to enrich 'rats'

policy aimed at encouraging people to report smokers found to be in breach of regulations would create a “fearful” social atmosphere akin to that of the Martial Law era, when the public were encouraged to report on possible Chinese spies, a protester said
Taipei Times (tw)
added Apr 7, 2016 20:00

[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

[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

[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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