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97 Organizations Call on UN Human Rights Committee to Address Menthol Tobacco

Quezon City, Philippines: Today, the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) and 96 organizations from around the world submitted a report to the Committee on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD), an international human rights body made up of independent experts responsible for monitoring the implementation of the International Convention of the …

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SEATCA says new WHO technical manual on tobacco taxation is vital for COVID-19 recovery response

16 April 2021 Tobacco use costs the world over USD 1.4 trillion annually from health expenditures and lost productivity, says the World Health Organization (WHO), which, on 12 April 2021, released a new technical manual on tobacco tax policy and administration, an update of its 2010 publication. This latest report comes with a clear message: …

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Statement on Regulation of Electronic Smoking Devices

25 November 2020 The World Health Organization has warned that all forms of tobacco, including heated tobacco products (HTP), are harmful and that e-cigarettes are undoubtedly harmful. Worryingly, the Global Youth Tobacco Surveys (GYTS) show increasing youth exposure and use of these electronic smoking devices (ESD) in many countries. Unfortunately, these products are freely promoted …

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Tobacco industry interference in public health policy remains high despite COVID-19 pandemic

Philippines/Bangkok, 20 November 2020: Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the tobacco industry has been vigorously influencing and interfering in public health policies in the ASEAN region. At the same time, governments are moving slowly and, in some instances, retreating from their obligation to protect those policies from industry interference. These are the main findings of a …

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Exposed: The tobacco industry’s transformation lie

Philippines/Bangkok, 22 September 2020: Despite publicized attempts to redeem its reputation in the eyes of governments and the public, the tobacco industry is not transforming, and governments and the public should not be deceived, says the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA). Through its promotional group, the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW), Philip Morris …

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Foundation funded by Philip Morris hijacks SEATCA’s Smoke-Free Index

Bangkok, 15 July 2019: The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) has accused the Foundation for a Smoke-free World (FSFW) funded by Philip Morris International (PMI) of hijacking its Smoke-free Index, first published in 2016 in support of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC). SEATCA developed its Smoke-Free Index to …

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Govt’s must distinguish facts from tobacco industry fiction

Bangkok/Manila, 26 June 2020: During this COVID-19 pandemic, governments should be wary of tobacco industry misinformation about illicit trade and attempts to promote tobacco as essential products. According to the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA), during the current global economic slowdown, tobacco companies continue to manufacture and profit from tobacco products, despite a recognized …

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Case closed: WTO upholds standardized tobacco packaging with finality

Bangkok/Manila, 11 June 2020: On 9 June 2020, the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body affirmed with finality that Australia’s landmark standardized tobacco packaging law is fully consistent with international trade laws. This final ruling was celebrated by public health groups around the world, including the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA). “This historic judgment …

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#TheUnfilteredTruth Campaign 2020

This coming 31 May, 2020, #WorldNoTobaccoDay2020, we’ll tell you #TheUnfilteredTruth about the tobacco industry.  #TobaccoExposed #WNTD2020 #WNTD Show your support for our vision of a tobacco-free world by changing your profile picture with our customized frame #BigTobaccoAddictedToKid #WorldNoTobaccoDay2020 #WNTD #WNTD2020 #Ecigarettes #HTPs #HeatedTobaccoProducts #Vaping Teaser 1: “Like and Share this on Facebook and Twitter!“ Teaser 2: “Like and Share this on Facebook …

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#TheUnfilteredTruth: Tobacco companies’ new products for a new generation of addicts

Bangkok/Manila, 29 May 2020: The tobacco industry is selling new products such as e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products (HTPs) to create new generations of addicts. This was revealed by the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) in a new report “Today’s teens, tomorrow’s customers: Baiting youths with new tobacco products to create a new generation …

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