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Thailand: Smoking at home to be banned

21 June 2019 Online Reporters A law prohibiting smoking at home will come into effect on Aug 20 in a bid to reduce deaths caused by second-hand smoke. Smokers will be given 90 days to […]

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Thailand: New law against smoking at home

21 June 2019 Songpol Kaopatumtip A new law which will be enforced on August 20, 2019 will target family members who smoke at home, the Thai-language daily Khao Sod reported yesterday (June 20, 2019). In […]

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Indonesia: Small step for health

17 June 2019 Editorial Board Treading softly and ever so cautiously is the hallmark of our policy on tobacco, the livelihood for millions of farmers and their families. The industry, among the country’s largest taxpayers, […]

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Indonesia: Government bans online cigarette adverts

14 June 2019 Gemma Holliani Cahya The internet is a free space no more for tobacco companies seeking to market their products after the Communications and Information Ministry accepted a Health Ministry request to block […]

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YLKI Calls for a Ban on Cigarette Ads on the Internet

13 June 2019 Translator: Ricky Mohammad Nugraha Editor: Mahinda Arkyasa TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Indonesian Consumers Foundation (YLKI) Cchairman Tulus Abadi said that internet cigarette advertisements that encourage people to smoke ‘deserve’ to be banned to protect children and teens from the unhealthy habit. “The existence of internet […]

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Indonesia cracks down on online tobacco ads

14 June 2019 REUTERS A man smokes cigarette as he attends morning prayers to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at Sunda Kelapa port in Jakarta on June […]