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Northern tourist city to ban smoking, 30/09/09

Northern tourist town Ha Long City will tell its smokers to butt out, particularly in public areas. Ha Long will become the country’s second smoke-free city thanks to a project launched on September 26 by […]

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Tobacco firm sees up to 15% decline, 14/09/09

  PROSPECTS for the local tobacco industry have become dimmer with legislated tax hikes aggravating the weakening of demand for cigarette products amid the slow economy, according to a tobacco executive. In a chance interview, Philip […]

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No Freedom to Smoke, 14/09/09

Hong Kong cultural activist Leung Man Tao is a smoker. For many times, he just disappeared when we were giving a speech, dining or chatting and was later found smoking outside. Leung has been devoting […]

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Efforts to ban cigarette ads continue-15/09/09

The National Commission for Child Protection (Komnas PA) said Saturday it would stop its campaign for an end to cigarette promotion. “The commission will continue its campaign to ban cigarette advertising. We are trying to […]

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Media central to plan to end smoking, 21/09/09

HCM CITY — The mass media has a vital role to play in making the programme for a Smoke-Free Viet Nam effective, experts said at a workshop last Saturday. Around 50 reporters from various publications […]

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Philip Morris to build Subic warehouse-25/08/09

Philip Morris Philippines Manufacturing Inc. (PMPMI) has signed a 50-year lease agreement with the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), increasing the company’s investment here and paving the way for the construction of a P1-billion tobacco […]