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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.

Metro News 16 Sep 2017 | 12:00 AM

Heartening message for all

MIRI: The Sarawak Heart Foundation in collaboration with Miri Malaysian Red Crescent celebrated Miri Heart Week 2017 in Bintang Megamall.

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.

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.

Corporate News 08 Aug 2017 | 5:12 PM

Tien Wah makes a loss for first time in 15 years due to plant closure cost

KUALA LUMPUR: Tien Wah Press Holdings Bhd (TWPH) reported a loss attributable to shareholders of RM14.45mil for the second quarter (Q2) ended June 30, 2017 - its first quarterly loss in 15 years.

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.