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Nation 27 Aug 2017 | 12:00 AM

‘Allow smaller packs for smokers to curb illegal cigs’

PETALING JAYA: To curb sales of illicit cigarettes, the Government should allow smaller packs for smokers, said the Malaysia Singapore Coffee Shop Proprietors’ General Association.

World 07 Aug 2017 | 4:05 PM

Politics is faster, more effective in Japan's capital, new governor says

TOKYO (Reuters) - Popular Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike is often spoken of as a candidate to become Japan's first female prime minister - but for now, the former lawmaker is having too much fun as top leader of the capital, where she says she can get things done.

World 13 Jul 2017 | 10:08 PM

Exclusive: Documents reveal Philip Morris' campaign to subvert the world's anti-smoking treaty

NEW DELHI/LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Philip Morris International Inc is waging a secret campaign to subvert the World Health Organization's anti-smoking treaty, which was designed to save lives by curbing tobacco use, a Reuters investigation published today reveals.

World 05 Jul 2017 | 11:38 AM

Tokyo governor to push for smoking ban before 2020 Olympics - Nikkei

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike will push for a law banning smoking in public places, to make the Japanese capital smoke-free ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics, media said, defying national politicians who failed to pass a similar law this spring.

World 01 Jun 2017 | 4:18 PM

Indonesia tobacco bill would open tap for ads aimed at kids, health official says

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A proposed Indonesian tobacco law will roll back regulations to discourage smoking in a country that already has one of the highest smoking rates in the world and open the floodgates to advertising aimed at teenagers, a health ministry official said.

World 18 May 2017 | 8:09 PM

Philippines' Duterte gets tough on tobacco with ban on smoking in public

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order banning smoking in public across the second-most populous country in Southeast Asia, one of the region's strictest anti-tobacco laws.

World 12 May 2017 | 4:43 PM

Smoke alarm - Indonesians take tiny steps against Big Tobacco

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A neighbourhood in the Indonesian capital has informally declared itself a smoke-free zone as students plan further protests against what they see as an increased effort by cigarette companies to target the young.

Nation 23 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM

Putting off smokers with a higher price

PETALING JAYA: About 1.1 million deaths can be prevented in the next 40 years if cigarette prices are increased to put off Malaysians from lighting up, along with other measures in place.

Nation 28 Mar 2017 | 7:32 AM

Hilmi: Raising cigarette prices one way to deter smokers

KUALA LUMPUR: Raising cigarette prices to RM21.50 a packet is among the measures to be taken to reduce the number of smokers in the country.

World 15 Mar 2017 | 7:24 PM

Indonesia tobacco bill would fire up output despite health fears

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's parliament has proposed a draft law that could lead to a sharp increase in tobacco output in a country that is already a top producer with one of the heaviest rates of smoking in the world.