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  1. News - World - RUSSIA

    Putin signs law banning smoking in public places

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 05:17pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow President Vladimir Putin has signed a law banning smoking in public places in Russia from June, a cornerstone of the government’s bid to improve public health in the nicotine-addicted country, the Kremlin said on Monday. The law makes smoking illegal in restaurants, cafes, hotels, trains and a host of other places and will take effect in two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1158320/putin-signs-law-banning-smoking-public-places
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beauty industry can't self-regulate; new laws needed

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... since laws governing clinics and hospitals were enacted decades ago. But as beauty treatment is increasingly popular, giving it priority is essential. Hong Kong's reputable health-care ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1065865/beauty-industry-cant-self-regulate-new-laws-needed
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Law stipulating doctors' role in beauty procedures sought

    Posted Oct 06th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Beauty salons let unqualified people perform risky procedures to save on cost, medics say Law on doctors' role in beauty treatments urged Doctors and a beauty industry leader have called for the passing of a law that stipulates the procedures that only a doctor may perform. There are concerns that beauty salons are cutting costs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1054867/law-stipulating-doctors-role-beauty-procedures-sought
  4. 60pc of packaged foods run afoul of labelling law

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Martin Wong martin.wong@scmp.com Fully 60 per cent of packaged foods on shop shelves fail to comply with the labelling law, the Audit Commission said yesterday in a report criticising a far rosier estimate from the Centre for Food Safety. Earlier this year the centre reported that almost 100 per cent of the foods it surveyed met the law's requirements for listing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/985052/60pc-packaged-foods-run-afoul-labelling-law
  5. Draft of mental health law released

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com The State Council has released a draft of the country's first mental health law for public consultation, amid evidence of rampant abuse, including people being locked up for years in mental facilities by families or local governments. The draft says mental health examinations should be voluntary unless otherwise authorised by law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/970432/draft-mental-health-law-released
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Weeping doctor paraded around hospital by angry mob after patient dies

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 05:07pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... and trouble-makers would be harshly dealt with. "Violence against doctors is a serious crime and [perpetrators] will be severely punished according to the law," Li said. On Wednesday, a doctor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1441871/weeping-doctor-paraded-around-hospital-angry-mob-after-patient-dies
  7. Practitioners seek delay on law

    Posted Dec 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang About 30 Chinese medicine practitioners yesterday petitioned outside the Murray Building in Central for a meeting with Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok (pictured). They were asking that enforcement be delayed of a new requireme ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732287/practitioners-seek-delay-law
  8. The sticking points in our food labelling law

    Posted Jun 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Labelling laws taking effect on July 1 were meant to achieve that. Unfortunately, differences in the units of measurement used are likely to lead to confusion. Consumers will have to do their own ... intentioned but does not go to the root of the problem. This law, which is expected to lead to 4,000 food items disappearing from our shelves because it is so difficult to comply with, has been badly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/717993/sticking-points-our-food-labelling-law
  9. Thousands of items disappear under new law

    Posted Jul 01st 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip About 1,000 health food items will disappear from shelves from today when the new food labelling law comes into effect, the food industry estimates. Some 7,000 products will vanish ... labels. Mooncake was among traditional food products to be hit hard by the new law. Shops serving minorities, which sold food with descriptions printed in foreign languages, were also less ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718567/thousands-items-disappear-under-new-law
  10. Food labelling law not strict enough on sugar

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are not covered by the amended food-labelling law. Next time you read labels such as 'less sweet', 'unsweetened' and 'reduced sugar', do not take the claims at face value. They may be telling the truth, or they may not. Unfortunately, the amended law offers little or no protection in this regard. The food-labelling law requires packaged food to carry so-called 1+7 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/698876/food-labelling-law-not-strict-enough-sugar

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