SEATCA

Vaping transformed me into a nicotine fiend. Quitting has been a year-long project

10 January 2023 By Alyx Gorman, The Guardian Three years in, the long-term consequences of my habit started to show. But my health wasn’t the main reason for stopping n the back of a rideshare, my fingers curled around a smooth cylinder that must have been left by a previous customer. Glancing sideways to make …

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Cambodia: Ministry of Tourism promotes establishment of smoke-free environment in tourism sector

18 January 2023 Khmer Times The Ministry of Tourism has set guidelines for the establishment of a smoke-free tourism city in order to promote the implementation of a smoke-free environment in tourism and protect tourism from the effects of the use of tobacco products. Hor Sarun, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Tourism, said …

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New Publications

Smoke-free Index Myanmar: Implementation of WHO FCTC Article 8 (PDF 18.7mb) Protection from exposure to tobacco smoke in Myanmar, 2022. Tobacco Charity Exposed: Review of the Tobacco Industry’s CSR Activities in the ASEAN Region (PDF 1 MB)  As tobacco advertisements, promotions, and sponsorships are being restricted or prohibited by governments in line with the WHO Framework …

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GPs warn big tobacco is ‘trading one public health disaster for another’ with vapes

18 January 2023 By Natassia Chrysanthos, The Sydney Morning Herald The Australian College of GPs has warned Australia risks trading one public health disaster for another as “big tobacco” morphs its strategies to hook a new generation on vaping, adding to a chorus of health organisations urging the federal government to tighten rules around e-cigarettes. …

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Indonesia: Prohibition of Cigarettes Sold per Stick, YLKI Effective Value Suppresses Smoking Teenagers

29 December 2022 Editor: Eka G Putra, RiauPos.co JAKARTA (RIAUPOS.CO) – Chairman of the Indonesian Consumers Foundation (YLKI) Tulus Abadi said President Joko Widodo’s (Jokowi) plan to ban the sale of ketengan cigarettes in Indonesia needs to be appreciated. According to him, this step is an effective way to reduce the prevalence of smoking in …

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Call for job applicants

The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) is looking for a motivated and competent Tobacco Tax Program Officer. Closing date for applications: 10 February 2023 Summary of position offered: The Tobacco Tax Program Officer is primarily responsible for the development and coordination of SEATCA’s work to support tobacco tax policy development and implementation in line …

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Tobacco Taxes and Graphic Health Warnings Work: PH Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2021 shows

On 6 December 2022, the Philippine Statistics Authority and the Department of Health reported a further decline in smoking prevalence to 18.5% in 2021 from 22.7% in 2015, as part of the latest Global Adult Tobacco Survey results. Based on the most recent available data, smoking prevalence in the Philippines now ranks lower than most …

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Governments urged to ban manipulative tobacco industry’s CSR activities

Bangkok, 22 December – The tobacco industry conducts its so-called corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities by donating to groups and foundations in different countries. However, this fake “charity” is just a way to divert attention from the diseases and harms caused by its products, buy goodwill and publicity, influence regulatory policy development, and weaken or …

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Lithium being trashed by the tonne as disposable vapes flood the US market

15 December 2022 By Matthew Chapman , Fin Johnston, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism Five disposable vapes are being thrown away every second by young people in the US despite the devices containing reusable lithium-ion batteries. Over a year, this amounts to 150 million devices – which together contain enough lithium for about 6,000 Teslas. …

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