Measure to Control the Tobacco Supply Chain
This paper examines the implementation of key measures to control the supply chain and help in eliminating illicit trade in tobacco products in ASEAN specifically fiscal markings/excise tax stamps, tracking and tracing technologies, and licensing systems.
Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship Index
Advertising and promotions are basic and important to increasing any business. Further, tobacco marketing specifically targets youths to continually build its market. Hence it is only logical that to reduce tobacco initiation and use, it is vital that all forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship (TAPS) must be banned. Most governments in Southeast Asia have recognised this essential action in tobacco control and started introducing various degrees of a ban two decades ago. Partial bans on TAPS are ineffective because the tobacco industry will exploit loopholes and look for new advertising platforms. The tobacco industry also uses the regulation loopholes to create internet and person-to- person sale.
Smoke-Free Index 2019
Big Tobacco’s Smoke-Free Deception
Tobacco Trademarks in ASEAN countries uncover the truth