Monday, August 19, 2019

Monday, August 19, 2019

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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.

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.

SOUTHEAST ASIAN TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Philippines: Increase tobacco tax now

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.

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.

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: Implementing the Tobacco Products Directive (Directive 2014/40/EU)

In certain areas, the European Parliament and the Council have empowered the European Commission to adopt further legislative acts to aid the implementation process of Directive 2014/40/EU.

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION: Fact sheet: waterpipe tobacco smoking & health

The waterpipe tobacco smoking and health fact sheet is adapted from the second edition of the WHO Advisory Note on waterpipe tobacco smoking

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