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80 million a day: big tobacco’s new frontier

Below is a link to a story done by Australian Broadcasting Corporation on the tobacco industry (particularly PMI) and their deadly and aggressive tactics in Indonesia. Matt Myers from CTFK is interviewed, and the story […]

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PHILIP MORRIS IN RP TO BE ASIA’S LARGEST, 25/08/09

 SUBIC BAY FREEPORT – Philip Morris International will increase the capacity of its Subic Bay tobacco storage facility by 4 times, making it the largest such warehouse in Southeast Asia. Initially envisioned to store 6,100 metric […]

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Commentary: What are the Sin Products? 27/08/09

Once again the policy debates in the Executive and Legislative departments of government about the taxation of the so-called “sin products” like tobacco and alcohol are heating up. The Department of Finance has been advocating […]

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Smoke Free Vientiane Capital

 Smoke Free Vientiane Capital On August 28 2009, hundreds of people gathered at That Luang esplanade to join the official ceremony to announce Vientiane, the capital of Lao PDR, as a Smoke Free city.   The ceremony […]

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Smoke-free goal is no pipe-dream for lobby 8/19/2009

Kuala Lumpur – If healthcare providers and non-governmental organisations have their way, all public places would be 100 percentsmoke-free.Malaysian Council for Tobacco Control chairperson K Koris Atan said the government should remove all current exemptions […]