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Packaging Design Analysis to Support Standardised Packaging in the ASEAN PDF 5.4mb

This report analyses cigarette packaging design strategies and promotional elements used by industry to subvert and dilute the effectiveness of existing regulations on pictorial health warnings and bans on tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship that are implemented in ASEAN countries.


SEATCA Tobacco Packaging and Labelling Index: Implementation of Article 11 of the WHO Framework convention on Tobacco Control in ASEAN Countries 2019 PDF 3.5mb

This Index provides a detailed review of country’s progress in implementing packaging and labelling requirements according to the recommendations of the FCTC Article 11 Guidelines across the 10 ASEAN countries. It identifies gaps and areas for improvement in the existing policies in each country that help governments to further strengthen the implementation of health warning legislations and move toward plain packaging.
2016: PDF 7.6mb

Measure to Control the Tobacco Supply Chain
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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 
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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
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Big Tobacco’s Smoke-Free Deception
Tobacco Trademarks in ASEAN countries uncover the truth
PDF 3.3mb