Cambodia: Tobacco Control Law Passed

The National Assembly yesterday unanimously passed a draft law on tobacco control intended to combat the annual $100 million smoking habit that kills 30 people every day. According to a statement issued by Prime Minister…

Lao PDR: 2nd Smoke-free Lao PDR Workshop: Moving Towards an Intensified Enforcement of the Smoke-free Law

26th -27th March 2015, SEATCA together with the Laos Ministry of Health(MOH), organized the ‘2nd Smoke-free Lao PDR Workshop: Moving Towards an Intensified Enforcement of the Smoke-free Law’. Dr Path Keungsaneth represented MOH and facilitated the different…

Philippines gets Bloomberg award for tobacco control

ABU DHABI: The Philippines on Wednesday was among the six countries cited by philantrophist Michael Bloomberg for making “significant strides” in implementing tobacco control policies. Bloomberg also granted governments and NGOs in Brazil, Nepal, Russia, Ukraine…

SEATCA Insight Series Vol 8: SEATCA Online Resource Center

The SEATCA Insight Series volume 8 is now out.  This issue describes the SEATCA Online Resource Center:  www.seatca.org, where all the SEATCA related websites are housed, for each of the key tobacco control issues in…

HealthJustice Philippines launches the Time’s up, Tobacco(TUT) video

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  TV personalities and advocates expose truth about tobacco harms Showbiz personalities, journalists, and advocates joined forces in a call to expose the truth about tobacco in the newest Time’s up, Tobacco campaign…

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Regional Updates

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Ban tobacco advertising

Jakarta Post I am a frequent visitor to Jakarta and while traveling along the road from the airport to my hotel, I…

Experts back graphic warnings for smokers

Health experts have thrown their weight behind a provision in…

MGA BABAE NAMAN | Women next target of tobacco companies – anti-smoking activist

By: InterAksyon.com MANILA – That inconspicuous cigarette advertisement which managed to…

Antismoking advocates to monitor sin tax use

MANILA, Philippines–Antismoking advocates and medical groups on Tuesday said they…

International Updates

France imposes plain packages for cigarettes in anti-cancer drive

France imposes plain packages for cigarettes in anti-cancer drive

France is to impose plain packaging for cigarettes as part of an anti-cancer drive that also sees extra taxes on manufacturers and…

Experts call for a tobacco-free world by 2040

(Reuters) – A world virtually free of tobacco and its…

Lords Votes for Standardised Cigarette Packs

Introduction Expected 20th May 2016 The tobacco industry suffered a “decisive” political defeat…

MEPs declare ‘war’ on tobacco companies

A cross-party working group has been set up in the…