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FCTC Scorecard

SEATCA FCTC Scorecard 2nd Edition PDF 5.2mb The second edition of SEATCA’s FCTC Scorecard is designed as a tool that objectively quantifies and measures the national implementation of different provisions of the WHO FCTC across the 10 ASEAN countries. The FCTC provisions evaluated based on their assessed impact on tobacco consumption,  importance for effective tobacco control …

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Latest Publications

Tobacco Industry Interference Index PDF 3.2mb Implementation of Article 5.3 of the HWO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in Asian Countries, 2020 Tobacco Industry Interference Index PDF 3.2mb Implementation of Article 5.3 of the HWO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in ASEAN Countries, 2020 Global Tobacco Industry Interference Index 2020 PDF 1.2mbA global survey on …

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Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship

Today’s Teens, Tomorrow’s Customers:Baiting Youths With New Tobacco Products  to Create a New Generation of AddictsThis report shows parallel strategies used by the tobacco industry to grow its cigarette business that are now being used to market and sell ENDS (such as e-cigarettes) and heated tobacco products (HTPs) in ASEAN, where youth exposures to and …

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Smoke-Free Environments

Smoke-Free Index: Implementation of Article 8 of the WHO Framework convention on Tobacco Control (Protection from Exposure to Tobacco Smoke) in ASEAN Countries, 2020 PDF 1.3mbThis Index is based on the WHO FCTC Article 8 Guidelines which shows an update on the smoke-free laws and its enforcement in the 10 countries in the ASEAN region. …

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Sustainable Financing for Health Promotion and Tobacco Control

Earmarked Tobacco Taxes: Lesson learnt from nine countries PDF 1.7mb This publication examines the experience of nine countries in the six WHO regions (Botswana, Egypt, Iceland, Panama, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, Thailand and Viet Nam) that have introduced laws for earmarking tax revenues on tobacco (and in some instances alcohol) for spending on public health programmes. …

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Other Publications

Lucrative Retailer Incentives Increase Cigarette Sales:Report of Five ASEAN Countries 2019        The ASEAN Tobacco Control Report Card PDF 12.6mb The report card presents an overview of the status of smoking prevalence and tobacco deaths, World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) status and national tobacco control law across the …

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Tobacco Tax

Still Defective: Asia Illicit Tobacco Indicator 2017 Report PDF 5.3mbThis critique, authored by Dr. Hana Ross, Principal Research Officer of the Economics of Tobacco Control Project at the University of Cape Town, uncovers the poor quality of data used by Oxford Economics (OE), identifies multiple deficiencies in OE’s study methodology, and exposes the deceptive presentation of the study results to …

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Packaging and Labelling of Tobacco Products

Packaging Design Analysis to Support Standardised Packaging in the ASEAN PDF 5.4mb This report analyses cigarette packaging design strategies and promotional elements used by industry to subvert and dilute the effectiveness of existing regulations on pictorial health warnings and bans on tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship that are implemented in ASEAN countries. SEATCA Tobacco Packaging …

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Tobacco Farming

Child Labour in Tobacco Cultivation in the ASEAN RegionPDF 2.6mb This report presents an update overview of the problem, how child labour remains widespread in tobacco cultivation in the ASEAN region, where all countries, except Brunei and Singapore, grow tobacco. It discussed international instruments and legal frameworks govern State Parties to adopt laws and implement programmes …

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