Tag: taiwan

Mountain retreat

Mountain retreat

| April 26, 2018

Elephant Mountain, which is to be declared a tobacco-smoke-free zone is an ideal spot to take photos of the Taipei skyline – on a clear day, presumably.

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Taiwan has e-cig ‘problem’

Taiwan has e-cig ‘problem’

| April 3, 2018

Much change demands that something is done without knowing the full consequences of that change, but that doesn’t mean that it has to be a leap in the dark.

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Taiwan to ban e-cigs

Taiwan to ban e-cigs

| October 9, 2017

Taiwan is set to ban flavored cigarettes, increase the size of cigarette-pack health warnings, and ban the import and local manufacture of electronic cigarettes.

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Taiwan to stop growing

Taiwan to stop growing

| October 4, 2017

Yesterday on this site a story told how people might be paid to stop smoking. Today, below, there is a story about how tobacco growers are being paid not to produce the crop.

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Bigger is better in Taiwan

Bigger is better in Taiwan

| September 6, 2017

A proposal that bigger health warnings should be introduced in Taiwan seems to be based on flawed reasoning, but that won’t stop their introduction.

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Illegal trade targeted

Illegal trade targeted

| May 30, 2017

Sensing that smugglers are likely to be incentivized by a looming additional impost on cigarettes, the Taiwan government is getting its retaliation in first.

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Smoking rooms reprieved

Smoking rooms reprieved

| May 18, 2017

Taiwan was planning to close all of the country’s tobacco-smoking sanctuaries, but, after a public consultation, has changed its mind.

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Huge tax increase in Taiwan

Huge tax increase in Taiwan

| May 12, 2017

Taiwan is making no bones about the fact that a huge cigarette tax rise is being imposed so as to raise much-needed revenue. That it might force some to quit smoking is in the background.

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Massive tax rise planned

Massive tax rise planned

| March 14, 2017

Is it ethical to force smokers to pay for a country’s long-term care plan when, given what is said about life expectancies, they are not going to benefit from such long-term care?

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Better out than in

Better out than in

| March 3, 2017

A call by an anti-tobacco foundation in Taiwan for a ban on tobacco smoking in all indoor public places seems to be based on air-quality measurements taken in nightclubs that allow smoking.

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Bus-stop smoking ban

Bus-stop smoking ban

| February 21, 2017

From next week, people waiting at bus stops in Taipei, Taiwan, will be protected from tobacco smoke. They just have to hope that the buses aren’t diesel-powered.

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Smokers funding care

Smokers funding care

| January 12, 2017

Once again it seems that smokers – this time those in Taiwan – are being asked to pay for universal services that, presumably, the rest of the people aren’t willing to fund.

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