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…

Address to the Sixth Session of the Conference of the Parties to WHO FCTC

WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan’s Opening address at the COP6. Among the highlights of her speech are tobacco industry interference at the COP, specifically to Article 6, the next challenge in TC: e-cigarettes, and reiterates…

True champion of tobacco control and social development

Manjari Peiris Dr. Ulysses Dorotheo is a Neuro-Ophthalmologist, who has been a tobacco control advocate for over ten years. Beginning as a volunteer and after co-founding the FCTC Alliance, Philippines (FCAP), he actively participated as…

PHL joining international health conference in Moscow to discuss legal liability of tobacco firms

October 14, 2014 6:09 am  By Lady Marie Dela Torre MANILA, Oct. 13 (PNA) — Around 1,500 representatives from 195 countries, including the Philippines, gather in an international health conference in Moscow from Oct. 13…

Regional Updates

Laos losing millions in tobacco taxes

Laos losing millions in tobacco taxes

The tax currently levied on tobacco products is far below that stated in the amended Law on Excise Tax passed in 2011,…

‘Sin’ tax take exceeds target

MANILA, Philippines–Collections of so-called ‘sin’ taxes from alcohol and cigarette…

Tobacco excise hike deals a blow to cigarette makers

Satria Sambiijantoro and Linda Yulisman, The Jakarta Post President Susilo…

International Updates

Report Details How Cigarettes Are More Addictive, More Attractive and Even More Deadly Than Ever Before

Report Details How Cigarettes Are More Addictive, More Attractive and Even More Deadly Than Ever Before

Thailand’sA report published by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK), Designed for Addiction, details how tobacco companies have manipulated the content and design of…

India tightens rules on cigarette health warnings

India says tobacco firms will soon have to reserve almost…

Thailand is world leader for size of health warnings

The Canadian Cancer Society states in new report 14 October,…

Tobacco lobby aims to derail WHO on tax increases

By Duncan Robinson in BrusselsAuthor alerts A tobacco-industry funded lobby…