Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Foundation funded by Philip Morris ‘hijacks’ SEATCA’s Smoke-Free Index

The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) has accused the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW) funded by Philip Morris International (PMI) of hijacking the former Smoke-Free Index.

BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO: British American Tobacco unveils transformed science website

British American Tobacco’s dedicated science website,, has been transformed to showcase the science and innovation behind the company’s potentially reduced-risk products (PRRPs).

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Secondhand Smoke Is Much More Than Just a Smelly Nuisance

Many of us still mourn the death of the much-loved disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, affectionately known as Pak Topo, who, despite stage-four lung cancer, continued to provide regular updates on the country’s inordinate number of natural disasters.

GLOBAL CENTER FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE IN TOBACCO CONTROL: Public Statement in relation to the invitation to attend tobacco industry-backed ‘Smoke Free Dialogue’

GGTC received invitations for two officers to attend the Smoke Free Dialogue, an event organized by SustainAbility, which is funded by the Foundation for a Smoke Free World (FSFW), on July 25 in Bangkok, Thailand.


Cigarette packs contain warnings about the health hazards of smoking. And with so few public places where people are allowed to smoke, one has to wonder—why do people still smoke?


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.

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: 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.

Vaping giant accused of lobbying against interests of small business owners

Vaping businesses in Louisiana are accusing JUUL of working against the interests of the small store owners by supporting a bill to up the minimum age to buy the products.

PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL: New Report Exposes Continued Impact of Illicit Tobacco Trade in the European Union

To achieve a world without cigarettes, PMI supports ongoing efforts to secure a world without illicit trade

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Philippines: Butt out your cigarette and never light it again

Once smokers understand why they need to quit, they can discover how to let go of cigarettes. There are countless ways for smokers to beat the nicotine addiction.

Tobacco News Wire