Regional Updates

Anti-smoking advocates decry absence of graphic-images requirement , 21/01/10

Anti-smoking advocates decry absence of graphic-images requirement Photo by: Sovan Philong Phun An, 65, smokes a cigarette next to her grandson last year in Phnom Penh. Activists say new text warnings on cigarette packets are less effective than graphic images. THE Health Ministry on Wednesday unveiled mandatory text-only cigarette warnings that all manufacturers and importers

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Anti-smoking advocates decry absence of graphic-images requirement , 21/01/10

The text-only warnings fall short of complying with recommendations outlined in the World Health Organisation’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), to which Cambodia became a signatory in November 2005. Article 11 of the convention states that health warnings should cover at least 30 percent of all cigarette packages and advises the use of pictures

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US giant distributed foreign cigarettes; DSI takes up case – The Nation January 20, 2010

American tobacco giant Philip Morris’ legal troubles in the Kingdom appear to have deepened, with a Commerce Ministry probe having determined that the firm likely breached the Foreign Business Act (FBA), a senior ministry source said. The Department of Special investigation earlier accused the firm of understating the prices of its imported cigarettes in order

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SITT MOU Signing in Cambodia

 The SEATCA-Southeast Asia Initiative on Tobacco Tax (SITT), formally signed a Memorandum of Understanding with its major partner in Cambodia, the WHO, last 14 January 2010 at the WHO Offices in Phnom Penh.  In photo is SEATCA Director, Ms. Bungon Ritthiphakdee and WHO-Cambodia Representative Dr. Pieter JM van Maaren. The SITT is a major five-year initiative on tobacco tax in

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