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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.

TECH 05 Apr 2018 | 2:00 AM

US employers get serious about feeding workers healthier food

Tech startups and giants such as Google and Facebook may provide employees with all the healthful coconut water and seaweed snacks they can handle, but if their employees are reaching past the good stuff and just scarfing down corn chips and Diet Coke at their desks all day, all is not well. Garbage in, garbage out, as the programmers say.

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.

Metro News 02 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM

Intensifying efforts to build a healthy community

MIRI: There is a lack of awareness and confidence towards the healthy community programme (Kospen) among residents.

Other Sport 31 Jan 2018 | 9:46 PM

Japan's revised smoking measures threaten smoky 2020 Olympics, critics say

TOKYO (Reuters) - Two Japanese doctors on Wednesday raised concerns about the government's latest effort to prevent second-hand smoking, saying it could lead to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo being held in an "extremely smoky environment".

Corporate News 19 Jan 2018 | 8:49 AM

BAT refutes small packs plan will increase number of smokers

KUALA LUMPUR: British American Tobacco (Malaysia) Bhd has refuted allegation that small packs of cigarettes proposed by the industry is to increase the number of smokers in the country.

TECH 10 Jan 2018 | 2:30 AM

Tech addiction is a problem Apple won’t solve: opinion

Two big shareholders of Apple Inc are right to add their influential voices to those concerned with smartphone addiction. If they are serious about finding a solution, however, they’ll start looking elsewhere for progress on the issue.

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.