SEATCA Research

Cambodia-Angkor Wat becomes a Smoke-free World Heritage site

 Regional tobacco control alliance congratulates Cambodia as Angkor Wat becomes a Smoke-free World Heritage site 14 June 2012 – Siem Reap, Cambodia:  The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) congratulates and lauds Cambodia’s APSARA Authority and Ministry of Tourism as the agencies on June 13 officially embarked on a policy and program to eradicate smoking …

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Davao celebrates 10 years as a smoke-free city

Davao City, Philippines—Davao City is recognized as one of the most successful and pioneering smoke–free initiatives in the ASEAN. It provides a leading example of a city that has effectively implemented a smoke–free legislation and has significantly reduced the extent that its residents and those visiting the city are exposed to secondhand smoke. As Davao …

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Vietnam: Advocacy for TC law and Responding to World No Tobacco Day 2012

VIETNAM: ADVOCACY FOR TOBACCO CONTROL LAW AND RESPONDING TO WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY 31 MAY AND NATIONAL NO TOBACCO WEEK 2012 FROM 25 – 31 MAY, 2012 VINACOSH in cooperation with the Department of Legislation organized a press conference. Chairing the activity and providing the opening speech was the Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thi …

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Laos: Radio reporters workshop on WHO-FCTC and Awards for Tobacco control

About a week ago, a radio reporter’s 1 day workshop was held at Vientiane Capital. Radio reporters, commentators and broadcasters from 8 provinces of Lao PDR participated. They learned about the WHO FCTC, specifically its key articles via the M-POWER, Tobacco Control(TC) Laws in Laos, and Lao Tobacco Control updates.  There were also  discussions what …

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Philippines Department of Health Red Orchid Awards: Moving LGUs to be tobacco-free

29 May 2012: The Department of Health today recognized local government units, government offices and hospitals implementing  100% tobacco-free environments through the DOH Red Orchid Awards held at the Philippine Trade Training Center in Pasay City today. Health Secretary Enrique T. Ona said that the Red Orchid Awards is the first of its kind in …

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Thai Advocates Successfully Counter Tobacco Industry Interference

From the CTFK website: http://global.tobaccofreekids.org/en/global_updates/detail/2012_05_16_thai Research Alert The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health published a study describing how transnational tobacco companies used multiple strategies to interfere with tobacco control policymaking in Thailand and how the public health community successfully countered them. Findings are based 20 years of documentation on tobacco control advocacy …

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Philippines: “What Could Health Promotion Do”

HealthJustice (HJ)  organized a forum/media briefing yesterday, May 17, in light of ongoing debates on reforms on tobacco excise taxes in the Philippines, entitled “What Could Health Promotion Do”.  It was facilitated by SEATCA/Southeast Asia Initiative on Tobacco Tax (SITT) Coordinator for the Philippines, Mr. Ralph Degollacion. Resource speakers discussed how establishing a health promotion …

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PHW: Spotlight on Indonesia/5 of 8 countries with largest populations have finalized PHW

With Russia finalizing requirements for picture warnings, this means that of the 8 countries in the world with the largest populations, 5 have finalized requirements for picture warnings.  Here are 8 largest countries by population, and whether picture warnings are required:   1.       China, 1,347 million –NO 2.       India, 1,210 million — YES 3.       United …

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