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[Taiwan] YUE-DIAN: Tobacco tests violate human rights

New Taipei City’s Education Bureau has announced the purchase of 125 carbon monoxide test instruments...testing policy has been adopted with complete disregard for the human rights that students ought to enjoy in a nation where the rule of law prevails.
Taipei Times (tw)
added Sep 2, 2014 10:12
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[Taiwan] Call to change laws regulating e-cigarettes

“Electronic cigarettes are a type of cigarette, but some manufacturers market the devices as a healthier alternative to conventional tobacco, which has misled young people into thinking that it is okay to use the product,” Lin Ching-li (林清麗), director of
Taipei Times (tw)
added Aug 27, 2014 17:53
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[Asia] Taiwan foundation calls for tougher line on tobacco

The John Tung Foundation said several cigarette brands have adopted illegal promotional practices that include offering bigger packets at what they claim to be a reduced rate. The new packets, many of them bearing more colorful images, in fact are sold
Want China Times (tw)
added Jul 18, 2014 16:24
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[Taiwan] Government urged to ban flavored cigarettes

John Tung Foundation (JTF, 董氏基金會) yesterday called for the government to ban flavored cigarettes in Taiwan as the variety of flavors encourages more people to smoke. According to the foundation, it has already received four complaints of cigarette retail
The China Post (tw)
added Jul 10, 2014 22:10
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Could these revolutionary cigarettes help you kick the habit? Taiwanese designer creates smokes to share and those with super-sized filters to help wean people off

A Taiwanese designer has created a new concept series of cigarettes aimed to help people kick the habit. The project, named Tobacco, contains four different types of cigarette designed to incorporate the different habits smokers have. The idea is to wean
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 8, 2014 10:00
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[Taiwan] 30 people at Kenting festival fined for breaking new smoking ban

A fine of NT$2,000 each was slapped on 23 Taiwanese and seven foreign nationals from China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the United States, Canada and South Africa, the bureau said. Under the new policy that became effective April 1, smoking is not allowed at o
Focus Taiwan
added Apr 7, 2014 12:14
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[Asia, Taiwan] Smoking Tobacco Doubles Risk of Recurrent Tuberculosis: New Study

Regular tobacco smoking doubles the risk that people who have been successfully treated for TB will develop TB again—a condition known as "recurrent" TB. The study is the most robust-ever conducted into how smoking tobacco increases the risk of recurren
Asian Tribune
added Mar 27, 2014 16:49
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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
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[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
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[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
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