SEATCA Research

Malaysia:Smoke-free Environments/Opinion-Kopitiams need to first become smoke-free

Kopitiams need to first become smoke-free AS a Malaysian residing in Sydney, I enjoy going to the Kopitiam on Harris Street in the city whenever I feel like having some Malaysian food. It’s a small coffee shop but the food is authentic hawker fare and needless to say it’s smoke-free, like all restaurants in Sydney. …

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Philippines: HealthJustice Awards

28 March: The first HealthJustice awards ceremony was held today in Quezon City, to recognize outstanding initiatives and efforts of government agencies and officials, individuals and other organizations in protecting public health policies from tobacco industry interference. HealthJustice Philippines, a public health policy NGO, shares the internationally prestigious Global Tobacco Control Award they received from …

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SEATCA @the 15th WCTOH

Session Presentations: Tobacco Control Policies: Regulation, Price and Tax Measures, Dr. Ulysses Dorotheo, Southeast Asia Initiative on Tobacco Tax(SITT)/SEATCA Project Director Dr. Ulyssses Dorotheo SITT/SEATCA Project Director presented on the session focusing on SEATCA’s efforts in institutionalizing tobacco tax policies in the region. Experiences and lessons learned from the SITT-target countries were shared, which highlighted …

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WCToH Pre Conference Session: Social Media for Tobacco Control

This session is for those new and/or still unfamiliar with all the potentials of social networking platforms (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), as well as those who use the platforms, but are keen to learn new and best practices for leveraging the same to strengthen their advocacies. Discussions will start from a basic understanding of social media, …

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Jakarta, 1-2 February 2012: SITT/SEATCA Annual Team Meeting

The Southeast Asia Initiative on Tobacco Tax(SITT)/SEATCA annual team meeting was recently held in Jakarta, Indonesia. The SITT partners from the five countries: WHO in Cambodia, the Demographic Institute, University of Indonesia, partners in Lao PDR, HealthJustice in the Philippines and Healthbridge Vietnam convened for the yearly meetings. The agenda included providing updates, sharing lessons …

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Australia now has the largest graphic health warnings in the world

Last December, the Australian Government released the new standard which updates and expands the graphic health warning regime in Australia.  Health warnings will now be required to cover 75% of the front of packs and 90% of the back of packs (for cigarettes, slightly different for other packaging formats).  A new set of 14 health …

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Bangkok, Thailand: Study visit of Lao PDR officials

Last January 24-25 January 2012, high level officials from Lao PDR visited Bangkok, Thailand, for a study visit on Tobacco Control and Health Promotion Fund. Dr. Bounkong Syhavong, Vice Minister of Ministry of Health, along with representatives from Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Prime Minister Officer and …

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