‘Heartless’ tobacco industry must be stopped and held accountable

As the World Health Organization focuses on ‘tobacco and heart disease’ for this year’s World No Tobacco Day, the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) puts the spotlight on the heartless tobacco industry which is responsible for more than 7 million deaths a year globally, including half a million in the ASEAN region. 
 
“At the heart of the problem is a heartless industry that profits from making, promoting, and selling addictive and lethal products that cause numerous preventable deaths, such as from heart disease,” said Ms. Bungon Ritthiphakdee, Executive Director of SEATCA. “We call on all governments to strengthen regulatory policies and measures to ‘Stop the industry in order to stop the problem’.” READ More