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Commentary: What are the Sin Products? 27/08/09

Once again the policy debates in the Executive and Legislative departments of government about the taxation of the so-called “sin products” like tobacco and alcohol are heating up. The Department of Finance has been advocating […]

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Smoke Free Vientiane Capital

 Smoke Free Vientiane Capital On August 28 2009, hundreds of people gathered at That Luang esplanade to join the official ceremony to announce Vientiane, the capital of Lao PDR, as a Smoke Free city.   The ceremony […]

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Smoke-free goal is no pipe-dream for lobby 8/19/2009

Kuala Lumpur – If healthcare providers and non-governmental organisations have their way, all public places would be 100 percentsmoke-free.Malaysian Council for Tobacco Control chairperson K Koris Atan said the government should remove all current exemptions […]

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Street Wise: Smokers have reason to be worried sick

Since its establishment in 2001, the Action on Smoking and Health Foundation has done an extraordinary job of discouraging smoking in the Kingdom. Warning labels featuring graphic images of the possible consequences of smoking have […]

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DISEASE: Focus on cancer prevention

2009/07/30 THE health minister and the Ma-laysian Oncological Society president’s recent statements that there were only 50 oncologists in the country has me worried (“Travelling far for cancer treatment” — NST, July 24). However, their […]