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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.

Letters 28 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM

MPOWER approach to tobacco control

From DR SONG B. K, Subang Jaya

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.

In Other Media 07 Apr 2017 | 3:33 AM

Bored housewife turned make-up artist has over 700,000 followers on FB

SELF-TAUGHT make-up artist Nabilah Zulyadaini, 25, was bored staying at home as a housewife and decided to teach herself how to use cosmetics, Berita Harian reported.

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.

Nation 12 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

Nicotine in schools

SCHOOLCHILDREN are using e-cigarettes (e-cigs) and vape. It is a fact.

AseanPlus News 10 Mar 2017 | 4:35 AM

Smoking paradise Japan tries to kick the habit

Tokyo (AFP) - Japan is moving to pass its strictest-ever smoking laws, but the country's powerful tobacco lobby wants to stub out measures that were adopted years ago by other developed nations.

Nation 05 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

Survey sheds light on shocking truth about student smokers

PETALING JAYA: A 10-year-old in uniform takes a drag on his cigarette and the nicotine hits. For every five boys, there is one just like him, reveals the country’s first-of-its-kind study by the Health Ministry.