Multi-sectorial workshop for Parties to the WHO FCTC in Asia to promote ratification of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products

Summary Multi-sectorial workshop for Parties to the WHO FCTC in Asia to promote ratification of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products 9-11 December, 2014, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar  A Multi-sectorial workshop to promote…

Cambodia Smoke-free Workshop

Phnom Penh – Last  December 3-4, 2014, A two-day Smoke-free workshop was organized by SEATCA in cooperation with the Cambodia Movement for Health.  Participants from the CMH staff 40 representatives from 12 different districts in Phnom…

Towards a Smoke-free Myanmar

12 – 13 November 2014 Orientation & Planning Workshop for Smoke-free Focal Points A one and half day orientation and planning workshop in Smoke-free Myanmar was organized by the Tobacco Control Cell, Ministry of Health,…

Lao PDR: Smoke-free Laos Workshop:Strengthening the Enforcement of the Smoke-free Law

28th -29th October 2014, SEATCA organised the ‘Smoke-free Laos Workshop: Strengthening the Enforcement of the Smoke-free Law,’ together with Ministry of Health, Lao PDR. The workshop sought to share best practices, discuss challenges, strategies and plans to…

Tobacco, health and trade rules

Malaysia is taking the lead on two fronts to prevent the use of trade and investment agreements from blocking anti-smoking measures, but will these initiatives succeed? SMOKING cigarettes is the number one preventable cause of…

Regional Updates

Ministers Approve First Draft Law on Tobacco

Ministers Approve First Draft Law on Tobacco

BY KUCH NAREN | DECEMBER 6, 2014 The Council of Ministers on Friday approved a draft of the country’s first law on tobacco regulation,…

Victims of tobacco hail release of graphic health warning templates

 PRESS RELEASE November 7, 2014   The New Vois Association…

Graphic warning on cigarette packs gains support

by Chito A. Chavez November 4, 2014 Opposition from the tobacco…

Laos losing millions in tobacco taxes

The tax currently levied on tobacco products is far below…

International Updates

New Publication/Journal of Adolescent Health – Secondhand Smoke Exposure in 168 Countries

New Publication/Journal of Adolescent Health – Secondhand Smoke Exposure in 168 Countries

A new study analyzing exposure to secondhand smoke among adolescents worldwide, is now available.  Finding s of the study reiterates the need…

2015 Judy Wilkenfeld Award Call for Nominations

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is accepting nominations for the…

Government’s proposal for a levy on tobacco industry welcomed by ASH UK

ASH warmly welcomed the announcement in today’s Autumn Statement that…