WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation
SOUTHEAST ASIAN TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Philippines: Higher cigarette tax will help 3.2M Filipinos quit smoking – DOF
Further jacking up the excise tax on cigarettes to P60 a pack, as proposed under a pending bill sponsored by Sen. Manny Pacquiao, will help 3.2 million Filipinos quit smoking, cutting cigarette consumption nationwide by 17 percent, the Department of Finance (DOF) said.
EUROPEAN COMMISSION: Commissioner Andriukaitis at the Meeting of the Joint Action on Tobacco Control (Brussels, 6-7 February 2019)
Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, participated at the opening session of the Interim Meeting of the Joint Action on Tobacco Control (JATC) that took place on 6-7 February in Brussels with the presence of the Ingredients Subgroup of the Expert Group in Tobacco Control.
The country’s legislators face a unique opportunity to save lives and protect the health of millions of Filipinos as they consider the proposal to increase tobacco tax.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Philippines: Senate tackles bill seeking to raise excise on cigarettes
The Senate ways and means committee starts Tuesday its public hearing on bills seeking to raise the excise tax on cigarettes to a level that will further reduce substantially smoking prevalence in the country.
ASSOCIATION OF STATE AND TERRITORIAL HEALTH OFFICIALS: ASTHO Urges Broad Tobacco Control Policies to Stop Youth E-Cigarette Use
New CDC data finds that more high school and middle school students are using tobacco products and that e-cigarettes, such as JUUL, are largely to blame.