Introduce licensing for tobacco retailers

22 February 2017: THE Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong, is asking for stakeholders’ feedback on the best way to tighten enforcement against the illegal distribution of tobacco (“Stakeholder’s feedback […]

Ending the tobacco scourge

18 February 2017: Tobacco-related deaths are a commercially propagated epidemic. Each year, smoking kills more than six million people, a tenth of them the innocent victims of second-hand smoke. This death toll persists despite a […]

Philippines: Ban smoking nationwide – DOH

13 February 2017: MANILA, Philippines – Despite the delay in the approval of an executive order, the Department of Health (DOH) has remained firm in its efforts to adopt a nationwide smoking ban. Health Secretary […]

Manila rolls out smoking ban

13 February 2017: Manila City Mayor Joseph Estrada answers questions during a briefing, January 2016. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada on Monday implemented a smoking ban in the capital, emulating an existing […]

2-tier cigarette tax bid shelved

6 February 2017: Review the Sin Tax Reform Law first before tackling the proposal to revert to a two-tier excise tax system for cigarettes. This was the Senate leadership’s order to its ways and means […]

Smoking zones disappear in a puff with new law

4 February 2017: PETALING JAYA: Smoking zones in open-air public transport stops, air-conditioned food outlets and stadiums are no more, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hi­­sham Abdullah. He said these sites were going to […]

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