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Cigarettes becoming more affordable in ASEAN; higher tobacco taxes needed

Jakarta, 10 June 2013: Cigarettes are becoming cheaper and more affordable for most residents of Southeast Asia, the latest study from the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) says, underscoring the need for stronger and more effective tobacco tax policies across the region to curb tobacco use while also raising government revenues. The report “Affordability …

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PROTECT Malaysian CHILDREN: Ban Cigarette Packs DISPLAY

18 June 2013, (Kuala Lumpur): Tobacco companies are going around laws banning cigarette promotion and circumventing rules restricting point-of-sale (POS) advertising, the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) said, as it supports the move of the Malaysian Minister of Health to ban cigarette packs display at POS. In a roundtable discussion in Kuala Lumpur, SEATCA’s …

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12 June 2013: Press Conference and Launch of the Regional report on child labour in tobacco cultivation in the ASEAN Region

10:30am, Hotel Atlet Century Park, Jl. Pintu Satu, Jakarta, Indonesia Child labour in the cultivation of tobacco is a major problem in the ASEAN region. Activities children perform in tobacco farming, as well as related risks and deprivation, violate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which sets out rights of children to …

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SEATCA STATEMENT:Global tobacco control treaty sidelined: TPP to contribute to over $100B Estimated Annual Losses

Trade Negotiators at the 16th Round of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) in Singapore continue to be dismissive of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the only global treaty that regulates a consumer product. Chief negotiators of the 11 countries at the stakeholder briefing held on 6 March 2013 evaded questions on tobacco …

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LAO PDR tobacco control fund builds momentum for healthier ASEAN

The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) on Thursday congratulated the Lao People’s Democratic Republic on its passage of a decree establishing a tobacco control fund. The new law will see the fund built on a 2-percent tax on tobacco industry profits. It will also allow a specific increase of 200 Lao Kip(LAK) per cigarette …

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