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Additional resources by WHO and World Bank

WHO technical manual on tobacco tax policy and administration This WHO technical manual on tobacco tax policy and administration builds upon the 2010 WHO technical manual on tobacco tax administration by further detailing the strategies for effective tobacco tax policy development, design, implementation and administration. This 2021 edition also serves as an update to the …

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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 duplicity: Recycling an old marketing code (PDF 3.2mb) This report aims to expose the deceptive practice of the tobacco industry to push for voluntary codes in order to mislead, gain public and government acceptance, and avoid strict regulations. The industry’s promotion of tobacco and nicotine products, under the guise of harm reduction, is …

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Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship

Executive Summary: The Tobacco Industry Reaps Double Benefits from Children: #SaveSmallHands    Whitewashing a Harmful Business: Review of Tobacco Industry’s CSR Activities in ASEAN 2021 PDF 11mb This report highlights the tactics of the tobacco industry in leveraging corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities as a loophole to lure, exploit, and confuse governments to give in …

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Smoke-Free Environments

  Towards a Smoke-Free ASEAN & Beyond: A Decade of Advancing a Genuine Smoke-Free Future PDF 40.8mb     Smoke-Free Index 2019PDF 5.2mb        Smoke-Free Toolkit: Implementing FCTC Article 8 Guidelines PDF 6.3mb This toolkit is designed as a training module aiming to build the capacity and confidence of the smoke-free focal persons in …

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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

Lost Rupiahs: A study on delayed implementation of optimal tax policy in Indonesia (PDF English 3.1mb, Bahasa 1mb)  Documents how an opportunity to collect USD 7.2 billion (IDR 1.8 trillion) was forgone because of a complicated multi-tiered tobacco tax system. Despite regular tax increases and reduction of the tiers, kretek cigarettes in Indonesia have remained …

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