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In 2021, Hong Kong successfully reduced its smoking prevalence to 9.5% from 23.3% in 1982. The Government has committed to the target of reducing smoking prevalence further to 7.8% by 2025 as part of a strategic action plan to prevent and control noncommunicable diseases in Hong Kong. The target will require ambitious measures to reduce cigarette use, but also to prevent any new tobacco products from entering the local market. Banning new tobacco products is an essential step in Hong Kong’s tobacco control efforts.

Smoke-free Index Myanmar: Implementation of WHO FCTC Article 8 (PDF 18.7mb)

Protection from exposure to tobacco smoke in Myanmar, 2022.

Tobacco Charity Exposed: Review of the Tobacco Industry’s CSR Activities in the ASEAN Region (PDF 1 MB) 

As tobacco advertisements, promotions, and sponsorships are being restricted or prohibited by governments in line with the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the tobacco industry increasingly resorts to more insidious strategies to promote its products to consumers. 

Tobacco industry duplicity: Recycling an old marketing code (PDF 3.2mb)

This report aims to expose the deceptive practice of the tobacco industry to push for voluntary codes in order to mislead, gain public and government acceptance, and avoid strict regulations.

Banning electronic smoking devices works: Lessons from Singapore for the ASEAN (PDF 1.3mb)

The ASEAN market is flooded with electronic smoking devices (ESDs) such as electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and heated tobacco products (HTPs). While the tobacco industry and nicotine industry aggressively promote ESDs as “less harmful” to recruit customers, these products are not safe and only worsen the tobacco epidemic. 

The ASEAN Tobacco Control Atlas

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Tobacco Industry Interference

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Tobacco Tax

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Tobacco Farming

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Smoke-Free Environments

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Packaging and Labelling of Tobacco Products

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Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship

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Sustainable Financing for Health Promotion and Tobacco Control

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FCTC Scorecard

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