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Philippines: Baguio’s anti-smoking drive lauded

1 November 2022 By Gaby B. Keith, The Manila Times BAGUIO CITY: Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benjamin “Benhur” Abalos Jr. praised the Summer Capital’s comprehensive anti-smoking ordinance and urged other local government units to adopt the same effective measure during the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (Seatca) 8th Asia Pacific Smoke-Free […]

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Philippines: Dark side to Big Tobacco’s Covid-19 CSR activities?

16 December 2020 Lina Sagaral Reyes, Eco-Business: Donations of ventilators and supplies are part of a ‘classic tactic’ by the industry to get close to governments and try to undermine health policies, say public health advocates. Should tobacco firms’ CSR activities be allowed? On 26 March this year, as the Philippines recorded 707 Covid-19 cases two

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PASS OR FAIL: Findings from Asian and ASEAN Tobacco Industry Interference Indexes

On 20 November 2020, SEATCA gathered public health experts, tobacco control advocates and government agencies to launch the 2020 Asian and ASEAN Tobacco Industry Interference Indexes covering 18 countries from the region. The webinar entitled ‘PASS OR FAIL: Findings from Asian and ASEAN Tobacco Industry Interference Indexes’ moderated by SEATCA Senior Policy Advisor, Dr. Mary Assunta, featured

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Tobacco Tax

Tobacco Tax Lost Rupiahs: A study on delayed implementation of optimal tax policy in Indonesia (PDF English 3.1mb, Bahasa 1mb)  Documents how an opportunity to collect USD 7.2 billion (IDR 1.8 trillion) was forgone because of a complicated multi-tiered tobacco tax system. Despite regular tax increases and reduction of the tiers, kretek cigarettes in Indonesia

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