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Face to face with the WHO Representative to Lao PDR

27 January, Vientiane: WHO Representative to Lao PDR Dr. Juliet Fleischl faced the media at the WHO offices in capital city of Vientiane.   Dr. Fleischl discussed the outcomes of the recently concluded country assessment of the WHO on the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) implementation, particularly Articles 5.3 (Tobacco Industry Interference) and Article 6 (Tobacco

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HealthJustice Philippines launches VIDEO: Youth-powered awareness campaign against the dirty tactics of the tobacco industry

UAAP athletes to the youth: “It’s not cool to smoke!” Arvin Maceda, a 21 year old student of the University of the Philippines-Manila, observed that tobacco companies are intensifying their campaign to entice the youth to start smoking. That is why, on September 24, 2014, Arvin started an online petition at Change.org (change.org/timesuptobacco). The petition

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Study visit for Vietnam Tobacco Control Fund , 15-16 December, 2014

Bangkok: The Vietnam Tobacco Control Fund team paid a study visit to Thai Health Promotion Foundation last 15-16 December, 2014. The study visit was organized by the South East Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) and Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth) in collaboration with the Vietnam Tobacco Control Fund. The objectives of the study visit was

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Multi-sectorial workshop for Parties to the WHO FCTC in Asia to promote ratification of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products

Summary Multi-sectorial workshop for Parties to the WHO FCTC in Asia to promote ratification of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products 9-11 December, 2014, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar  A Multi-sectorial workshop to promote ratification of the WHO FCTC Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products was held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

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Cambodia Smoke-free Workshop

Phnom Penh – Last  December 3-4, 2014, A two-day Smoke-free workshop was organized by SEATCA in cooperation with the Cambodia Movement for Health.  Participants from the CMH staff 40 representatives from 12 different districts in Phnom Penh, High Ranking officials from Phnom Penh City Hall and Phnom Penh Police department, with SEATCA, came out with action

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Towards a Smoke-free Myanmar

12 – 13 November 2014 Orientation & Planning Workshop for Smoke-free Focal Points A one and half day orientation and planning workshop in Smoke-free Myanmar was organized by the Tobacco Control Cell, Ministry of Health, Myanmar and Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) from 12-13 November 2014. Dr. Yin Thandar Lwin, Deputy Director General from

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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 strengthen the implementation of the smoke-free law among 3 cities in Lao PDR: Vientiane, Champasak and Luang Prabang.  The participants were

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