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World 15 Aug 2018 | 11:40 PM

South Africa's parliament considers tougher anti-smoking bill

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A bill that would toughen anti-smoking legislation in South Africa has been submitted to parliament for review by lawmakers, a health ministry spokesman said on Wednesday, as a campaign against the proposed changes intensifies.

AseanPlus News 28 Jun 2018 | 12:00 AM

Tokyo gets tough on cigarettes

Tokyo: Tokyo’s city government passed strict new anti-smoking rules ahead of the 2020 Olympics, leapfrogging national legislation on lighting up that has been watered down after opposition from pro-smoking MPs.

World 31 May 2018 | 2:03 PM

In China, industry push-back stubs out anti-smoking gains

BEIJING (Reuters) - Earlier this year, the city of Hangzhou, home to the internet giant Alibaba, was poised to join Beijing, Shanghai and a handful of other urban areas in banning smoking in public places, part of a long-running campaign against tobacco use in China.

Nation 26 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM

Let’s look at lungs, closely

PETALING JAYA: Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in Malaysia, accounting for 19.8% of all medically certified cancer mortality in this country (Second Report of the National Cancer Registry, Cancer Incidence in Malaysia).

AseanPlus News 16 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM

Advocate calls for more anti-smoking efforts

BEIJING: For Wang Chen, president of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, helping curb smoking in the country has been a top concern during this year’s session of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Con­fe­rence, the top political advisory body.

World 10 Feb 2018 | 12:52 AM

Tobacco firms in France cheated nicotine tests - anti-smoking body

PARIS (Reuters) - Four tobacco companies operating in France manipulated tests to conceal the real level of nicotine and tar contained in cigarettes, endangering the lives of smokers, a French anti-smoking organisation alleged in a legal complaint.

Nation 07 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM

IMFree to curb smoking among adolescents

BALIK PULAU: With statistics showing that two out of 10 adolescent smokers start before the age of 10, the Government has launched a programme to nip the problem in the bud.

World 06 Oct 2017 | 8:36 AM

Indian one-man band blows, strums and sings against smoking

Mumbai (AFP) - Indian musician Gladson Peter strums the ukulele while blowing into a harmonica and smashing a cymbal using his foot as children from one of Asia's biggest slums clap and cheer.

Nation 06 Sep 2017 | 12:00 AM

Divided over ‘kiddie pack’

PETALING JAYA: Opinion on restoring the 10-stick cigarette pack is sharply divided – health advocates oppose it, while cigarette retailers support it.

World 29 Aug 2017 | 6:31 PM

Exclusive - Bloomberg charity scrutinised by India for anti-tobacco funding, lobbying: documents

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has been investigating how Bloomberg Philanthropies, founded by billionaire Michael Bloomberg, funds local non-profit groups for anti-tobacco lobbying, government documents show, making it the latest foreign non-government organisation to come under scrutiny.