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North Korea prohibits smoking in public spaces: State media

November 05, 2020 7:31 AM

Smoking is now banned in places such as political and ideological education centres and theatres.

Malaysian Foreign Minister pays fine for vaping in Parliament

August 11, 2020 5:00 AM

KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia's Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said he has paid a fine after he was caught on camera vaping in Parliament.

Smoking at home to soon become a punishable offence in Thailand

June 24, 2019 11:57 AM

BANGKOK - (THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - People in Thailand will no longer be allowed to smoke at home if their habit has a negative effect on other family members due to exposure to second-hand smoke, once a new law comes into effect from Aug 20.

Japan university bans smokers from all teaching posts

April 23, 2019 11:27 AM

NAGASAKI - A university in Japan said it would not hire professors or teachers who smoke, a move that apparently is a first by a state-run university, Asahi Shimbun reported.

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