FWD Launches First-in-market Big 3 Critical Illness Insurance Plan to Plug Singapore’s Protection Gap

Priced from as low as one-third[1] the cost of a traditional critical illness (CI) plan, the FWD Big 3 CI plan offers one-time full pay-out upon diagnosis of any cancer, heart attack or stroke -- whic...

Taipei to ban smoking at areas around MRT Ximen Station from July 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Smoking will not be allowed at areas surrounding a Taipei Metro station in the boisterous western district of Ximenting starting July 1, and violators will face a fine of ...

Taichung to ban smoking at over 1,400 overhangs, storefronts Jan. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taichung City Government announced Monday (Dec. 30) that smoking will no longer be allowed near approximately 1,400 pedestrian overhangs and storefronts starting Wedne...

Filipino-American priest opens doors for migrant workers in Taiwan

In 2003, when Filipino-American priest Father Joy Tajonera was sent by his Catholic society Maryknoll to central Taiwan's Taichung City, the first thing he set out to do was to find a safe space f...

Study finds more edible pot among Colorado teen users

DENVER (AP) — Some teenagers in Colorado, where marijuana is legal for adults, are shifting away from smoking in favor of edible cannabis products, a medical study released Monday shows. ...

German police: Man hits unrepentant smoker with fence picket

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police say an 81-year-old man is being investigated on charges of causing dangerous bodily harm after he whacked a smoker in a downtown train station with a wooden fence picket fo...

Thai airports scrap smoking areas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Six major airports in Thailand have declared themselves completely non-smoking, reports said Thursday. The decision by the Airports of Thailand PLC. (AOT) was motivated by co...

Taipei to ban smoking on hiking trails

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Encountering people smoking is probably a major annoyance for a lot of hikers who wish to enjoy refreshing air in the mountains. Starting on Dec.31, all the hiking trails ...

Philip Morris woos puff-happy Japan for post-smoking era

TOKYO (AP) — Philip Morris, maker of Marlboro and other major cigarette brands, is maneuvering to keep itself in business in a post-smoking world with an advertising blitz in puff-happy Japan and othe...

Civil organizations urge gov’t to step up tobacco control regulations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—More than 72 civil organizations in Taiwan submitted a petition to lawmakers to update the decade-old Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act ahead of the World No Tobacco Month in M...

Taichung Theater to build new smoking area after removing smoking pavilion 3 months after completion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The National Taichung Theater constructed an outdoor public smoking pavilion adjacent to the opera house without official approval and was ordered to tear down the structure le...

Ben Logan Joins JQH’s Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel as General Manager

DALLAS & RICHARDSON, Texas & SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 6, 2016--John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced that Ben Logan has been hired as the new general manager...

Outdoor smoking ban to begin in October in Xinyi shopping district

An outdoor smoking ban would be implemented as a matter of the city government policy at the Xinyi shopping district as early as October, according to the Chinese-language United Daily News. Offenders...