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SEATCA Press Release

New Report Details How U.S. Chamber of Commerce Helps Tobacco Industry Fight Life-Saving Policies

Manila, 16 July 2015: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, having close ties to the tobacco industry, has been actively derailing tobacco control regulations and undermining life-saving policies in dozens of countries around the world, according to a new report released by a coalition of public interest and health groups. The report, Blowing Smoke for Big …

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New WHO global report on tobacco epidemic highlights need for higher taxes, lauds Philippines sin tax law

8 July 2015, Manila: The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) applauds the latest WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic (2015)”. Launched in Manila, Philippines this week, the report focuses on tobacco taxation, which is a proven measure to reduce tobacco consumption and prevent tobacco-caused diseases, disabilities, and premature deaths. The WHO report also …

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Failed: Tobacco Industry Funded Research on Illicit Trade of Tobacco Products

  Manila, 30 May 2015: The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) has stamped Failed on a tobacco industry funded research on illicit trade of tobacco products in 14 Asian countries. Last year, Philip Morris International funded a second research on illicit trade of tobacco products in Asia, called Asia-14 Illicit Tobacco Indicator 2013 which …

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