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[Asia-pacific] Philippines' Duterte gets tough on tobacco with ban on smoking in public

Duterte has signed an executive order banning smoking in public across the second-most populous country in Southeast Asia, one of the region's strictest anti-tobacco laws. The ban, which carries a maximum penalty of four months in jail and a fine of 5,00
Reuters
added May 19, 2017 04:31
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[Asia-pacific] Indonesian health minister warns country’s smoking epidemic threatens National Health Insurance Program

The obvious answer to the economic argument for tobacco is that, in the long run, the devastating health consequences of nicotine addiction and the accompanying healthcare costs will far outweigh the short-term economic benefits the industry provides the
Coconuts Media (hk)
added May 20, 2017 15:53
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Billionaire Bloomberg to fund $5m public health projects in 40 cities worldwide

His offer, taken up by about 40 cities so far and officially launched on Tuesday, is $5m in assistance from Bloomberg Philanthropies as well as technical support for cities that choose to focus on one of 10 healthy lifestyle issues, including ...bans on s
The Guardian (uk)
added May 17, 2017 03:37
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[Australia] MILLIKEN: Tobacco takes a soft-power hit

For many countries, “WTO agreements are the only potential legal issue regarding plain packaging.” Regardless of legal outcomes, Australia’s influence has already spread. “Australia’s Nicola Roxon was genuinely impressive in how she pressed forward, des
Inside Story (Institute for Social Research (H53) / Swinburne University of Technology) (au)
added May 16, 2017 15:00
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[Asia, India] Bengaluru doctor gets global honour for anti-tobacco drive

City-based oncologist Dr U S Vishal Rao has been honoured with the '2017 Judy Wilkenfeld Award for International Tobacco Control Excellence' for his contribution towards the fight against use of tobacco in Karnataka. Dr Rao is the Chief of Head and Neck
Deccan Chronicle (in)
added May 14, 2017 21:01
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[Asia-pacific] Smoke alarm: Indonesians take tiny steps against Big Tobacco

A few groups are now pushing back against Big Tobacco in the country of 250 million people where nearly two-thirds of men smoke and a cigarette pack can cost less than $2. In eastern Jakarta, a row of at least a dozen houses at the Penas Tanggul neigh
Reuters
added May 13, 2017 00:04
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[Asia, China, Hong Kong] Big cigarette warnings needed to cut deaths

Every thoughtful and sensible citizen would answer that government has a duty of care to warn of the danger of that product, and take preventive action such as legislation. Yet headlines screamed last week that vendors in Hong Kong threaten protests if l
China Daily (cn)
added May 13, 2017 01:04
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Poll shows fewer Pinoy smokers due to higher cigarette prices

High tobacco excise taxes helped cut smoking prevalence among Filipino adults by 5.9 percent in 2015, according to the results of the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) released Friday.
GMANews.TV (ph)
added May 5, 2017 12:56
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[Australia] Tobacco Logo Ban Said to Get WTO Backing in Landmark Case

A WTO dispute-settlement panel backed Australia’s argument that the rules it set in 2011 don’t violate trade law because they qualify as a legitimate public health measure, the people said, asking not to be identified because the decision isn’t yet publi
Bloomberg News
added May 5, 2017 01:41
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[Asia-pacific] Japan wrestles over smoking ban as Olympics loom

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party's (LDP) health committee, whose support is essential to introducing the bill in parliament, won't meet ministry officials, saying the revised bill is too strict. The committee chair, Naomi Tokashiki, acknowledges ther
Reuters
added May 2, 2017 15:40
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