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  1. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Smoking ban, tax would save 9m lives in India

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Smoking ban, tax would save 9m lives in India A ban on smoking in the workplace and levying a tobacco tax could prevent more than 9 million deaths from cardiovascular disease in India over the next decade, according to a US study. In India, smoking is blamed for the deaths of one in five men, and one in three people report being exposed to smoking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1280466/smoking-ban-tax-would-save-9m-lives-india
  2. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea eyes doubling of cigarette prices to curb smoking

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 04:07am by Reuters

    ... than the US$12 a pack smokers pay in Australia, which recently toughened its anti-smoking laws. The initiative also suggested banning cigarette advertisements in convenience stores and making ... one of the world's highest smoking rates among adult males. The plan, which needs parliamentary approval, sent shares in the dominant tobacco maker, government-backed KT&G Corp, down ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1590438/south-korea-eyes-doubling-cigarette-prices-curb-smoking
  3. 'I might just stay home and smoke'

    Posted Jun 28th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... already encountered smoking bans in Los Angeles, Chicago and Singapore. 'I hate the smoking ban,' he said, drawing on a cigarette in a Lan Kwai Fong pub. 'Hong Kong is like my last ... on Tuesday, June 30, smoking will no longer be permitted in bars, nightclubs, clubs, massage venues, mahjong parlours and bathhouses. But Christen Ho, 29, said she was comfortable with the ban, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/685169/i-might-just-stay-home-and-smoke
  4. 'I want to quit one day... but not because of the ban'

    Posted Aug 01st 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Austin Chiu, Dan Kadison

    ... lax implementation of the ban at bars had given him 'an excuse' not to stop smoking. Lighting up a cigarette in a Central bar after midnight, Mr Chow spoke of repeated attempts to quit smoking. He said he returned to Hong Kong from Canada a few years ago, after that country imposed a smoking ban. When Hong Kong announced its ban, he said, he felt it was the right time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/688516/i-want-quit-one-day-not-because-ban
  5. Smoking ban fails to take effect

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Zhao Jingming

    ... 'We have to meet the customers' needs, and a smoking ban will affect business,' says one of the hotel employees. ... Smokers now have to think twice before lighting up outside their homes - the Guangzhou government implemented the Guangzhou Smoking Control Regulation on September 1. It is now illegal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/725325/smoking-ban-fails-take-effect
  6. No more smoking in the bus queue

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... open-air and two covered public transport facilities, including the terminals at the Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier and North Point Ferry Pier. Smoking was banned in 48 covered public transport ... Workers' General Union, said even before the ban made smoking off-limits, drivers might not have time to finish a cigarette, as the break between each bus trip was only three to five minutes. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732113/no-more-smoking-bus-queue
  7. 90 officers ready to enforce wider ban on smoking

    Posted Mar 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Recruitment of tobacco control inspectors is almost complete, with more than 90 officers ready to enforce the extension of the smoking ban at about 130 outdoor transport ... of the smoking ban on outdoor transport interchanges and a proposal to limit the number of duty-free cigarettes a person could bring into Hong Kong, Lam said. The duty-free limit proposed in the budget ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/710005/90-officers-ready-enforce-wider-ban-smoking
  8. Legal loophole is blamed as smokers defy ban

    Posted Jul 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang What smoking ban? A year after the practice was outlawed in Hong Kong's entertainment venues, customers are still lighting up openly. Proprietors, free of any ... the Air's anti-tobacco committee, questioned the sincerity of the government in tobacco control. 'The government doesn't really want a smoking ban: it earns too much from tax on the sale ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718687/legal-loophole-blamed-smokers-defy-ban
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Nationwide campaign to promote smoking ban in public spaces in China

    Posted May 06th 2014, 03:21pm by Li Jing

    ... in China from Monday to promote a nationwide ban on smoking in public places. A spokesman for the National Health and Family Planning Commission Mao Qunan told a launch ceremony in Beijing the campaign was aimed at raising public awareness of the health risks of tobacco use, Xinhua reported. China has pledged to ban smoking in public areas – such as restaurants, hotels, bars, cinemas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1505796/nationwide-campaign-promote-smoking-ban-public-spaces-china
  10. Shanghai smoking ban moves step closer

    Posted Oct 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... be a blanket ban at hospitals and schools, and not just indoors: smoking is to be forbidden anywhere in the grounds. Officials said they were focusing their efforts on protecting the city's ... of non-smokers. 'Any person can request a smoker to stop smoking in a no-smoking area; those who do not belong to the unit responsible for enforcing the ban can make a report to the investigation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/696219/shanghai-smoking-ban-moves-step-closer

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