Monday, August 19, 2019

Monday, August 19, 2019

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TOBACCO ATLAS: Cigarettes are becoming more affordable especially among younger and lower socioeconomic status smokers in China

China, one of the fastest growing upper-middle income countries in the world, is taking the brunt of the global tobacco epidemic which is gradually shifting to the low- and middle-income countries. China’s large population and high smoking prevalence are part of this scenario.

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Thailand: New law against smoking at home

A new law which will be enforced on August 20, 2019 will target family members who smoke at home, the Thai-language daily Khao Sod reported yesterday (June 20, 2019).

HEALTH JUSTICE PHILIPPINES: Health Groups to Senators: Protect the health of the Filipino Youth, Pass Tobacco Tax Hike Now

Justice Philippines warned that failure to pass the proposal to increase tobacco tax pending in the Senate may result to more child and youth deaths.


Treading softly and ever so cautiously is the hallmark of our policy on tobacco, the livelihood for millions of farmers and their families. The industry, among the country’s largest taxpayers, has been identified as a major contributor to heart disease and stroke, adding pressure to a bleeding national health insurance program.

NATIONAL TOBACCO ADMINISTRATION: PH seeks bigger tobacco export amidst declining local demand

AS the nationwide smoking ban in public places and newly imposed tax hike continued to pull down demand for local tobacco, NTA is now concentrating on the production of leaf tobacco for export.

NATIONAL TOBACCO ADMINISTRATION: NEDA official bats for alternative uses of tobacco

NATIONAL Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Under-secretary for Regional Development Adoracion M. Navarro urged NTA to find other alternative uses of tobacco, especially for large-scale or commercial production, as a part of the government efforts to boost the tobacco industry.

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Indonesia: Southeast Asia tobacco control alliance praises Indonesia’s ad ban

The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) has applauded Indonesia for its move to block online cigarette advertising, as an attempt to protect young people from being exposed to tobacco, and urged other countries to follow suit.

HEALTH JUSTICE PHILIPPINES: Sin Tax Hike Guarantees Funds for Universal Health Care, Benefits for Tobacco Growers

46-year old tobacco farmer Clarito Raganit looks forward to the passage of the new tobacco tax hike that will ensure additional funding for universal health care for all Filipinos and provide support to tobacco growers like him.

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: YLKI Calls for a Ban on Cigarette Ads on the Internet

The Indonesian Consumers Foundation (YLKI) Cchairman Tulus Abadi said that internet cigarette advertisements that encourage people to smoke ‘deserve’ to be banned to protect children and teens from the unhealthy habit.

JUUL LABS, INC.: Study Demonstrates Smokers Who Used Non-Tobacco-Flavored JUUL Products Were More Likely To Switch From Cigarettes Than Those Who Used Tobacco-Flavored JUUL Products

JUUL Labs announced results from a study that found adult smokers who primarily used non-tobacco-flavored JUUL products were more likely than those who primarily used tobacco-flavored JUUL products to have successfully switched from smoking combustible cigarettes over a 6-month period.

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Indonesia cracks down on online tobacco ads

A man smokes cigarette as he attends morning prayers to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at Sunda Kelapa port in Jakarta on June 5, 2019.

PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL: PMI Launches Online Hub Offering Inspiration to ‘Unsmokers’

Philip Morris International (PMI) today launches, a new online hub for those that want to unsmoke themselves or their loved ones, their communities, or the world.

THC BIOMED: Pure Cannabis Cigarettes to be Introduced to Canadian Cannabis Market

THC BioMed Intl Ltd. ("THC BioMed", or the "Company") (CSE: THC) is pleased to announce that it is the first Canadian Licensed Producer to automate the pre-rolling of cigarettes containing 100% cannabis (the "Pure Cannabis Cigarettes").

U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION: FDA finalizes guidance for premarket tobacco product applications for electronic nicotine delivery systems as part of commitment to continuing a strong oversight of e-cigarettes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized its guidancefor manufacturers submitting new tobacco product applications through the premarket tobacco product application (PMTA) pathway for electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), such as e-cigarettes or “vapes,” and the liquid nicotine and nicotine-containing e-liquids used with such products, as part of the agency’s continued commitment to its oversight of tobacco products.

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Philippines: Iloilo City gets WHO award for tobacco control initiatives

The World Health Organization (WHO) has named Iloilo City as among the recipients of the 2019 World No Tobacco Day Awards (WNTDA) for its accomplishments on tobacco control.

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