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SEATCA: Break cycle of nicotine addiction, expedite Malaysia’s GEG bill

5 August 2022 By Audrey Dermawan, New Straits Times SEATCA senior policy adviser Dr Mary Assunta said the tobacco generational endgame (GEG) component of the bill was forward-looking and a long-term solution to better protect the youth due to the increasing smoking prevalence among teenagers. – NSTP/MIKAIL ONG   GEORGE TOWN: The Southeast Asia Tobacco […]

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[OPINION] Filipinos’ health in jeopardy as Vape Bill lapses into law

2 August 2022 By Dr Ulysses Dorotheo, Rappler ‘This new law is even more backward’   On July 26, Senate Bill No. 2239 and House Bill No. 9006, popularly known as the “Vape Bill,” lapsed into law. This bill had been repeatedly criticized by leading professional medical societies, former Secretaries of Health, national government agencies, and civil society organizations, which called

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Philippines: COVID-19 donations of tobacco firms ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’ – law group

17 May 2021 Ralf Rivas, Source: Rappler ‘The tobacco industry has a long history of using so-called corporate social responsibility or CSR to interfere with policymaking,’ says ImagineLaw executive director Sophia Monica San Luis A law group described COVID-19 donations of tobacco companies as “wolf in sheep’s clothing,” warning that the firms are using these

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