Senators hit ‘ridiculous’ DOH plan to bar some industries from buying vaccines

22 March 2021Mara Cepeda, Rappler MANILA, PHILIPPINES A draft DOH order includes a provision prohibiting companies from buying COVID-19 vaccines if they make tobacco, milk, sugar, soda, and alcohol products Senators scratched their heads over a draft administrative order by the Department of Health (DOH) seeking to bar certain companies from rolling out coronavirus vaccines […]

Guidelines for implementation of Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Art.5.3 Guidelines EN, FR, ES, RU, CH, AR   At its third session in November 2008, the Conference of the Parties (COP) adopted guidelines for implementation of Article 5.3 of the WHO FCTC on the protection of public health policies with respect to tobacco control from commercial and other vested interests of […]

Anti-tobacco platform’s annual conference on Saturday

25 February 2021 UNB A platform of 31 organizations engaged in advocacy against tobacco consumption will be organizing their annual conference on Saturday, to be held for the first time at the Liberation War Museum’s permanent site in Agargaon. The organizers held a press conference on Thursday to announce the event styled ‘Dhaka Conference on […]

The Netherlands wants to get rid of super tobacco sales quickly | Politics

1 February 2021 Christopher Cloutier, Netherland News wire Two thirds of the Dutch support the government plan to ban cigarette sales from the supermarket, according to new research commissioned by the Heart Foundation, KWF Kankerbestrijd and the Lung Fund. Preferably by 2022. At the moment, 67 percent of the surveyed adults are in favor of […]

S. Korea seeks to extend healthy life expectancy with higher tobacco, liquor prices

28 January 2021 Jung Ji-sung and Cho Jeehyun, Pulse South Korean government has vowed to extend the country’s healthy life expectancy to 73.3 years by 2023 by bringing down smoking rate and alcohol consumption with higher price tags. The Ministry of Health and Welfare released a three-year national health promotion plan on Wednesday, which include […]

Kazakh Parliament ratifies free trade agreement between EAEU, Serbia

28 January 2021 Nargiz Sadikhova, Trend News Agency Senate (upper house) of Kazakhstan’s Parliament has ratified the law draft on ratification of the free trade agreement between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and its member states, and Serbia, Trend reports citing Kazakh media. In Dec. 2020, the law draft was ratified by the Mazhilis (lower […]

Northeast Receives Mixed Reviews In Lung Association’s ‘State Of Tobacco Control’

27 January 2021 Jesse King, WAMC Northeast Public Radio The Northeast garnered mixed reviews in the American Lung Association’s annual “State of Tobacco Control” report out Wednesday.  The 19th edition of the report grades all 50 states on their tobacco control efforts, from smoke-free workplace laws to tobacco taxes and prevention programs. Director of National […]

Saint Lucia: Restrictions on Use of Tobacco Products in Public Places Adopted

29 January 2021 Library of Congress (Jan. 29, 2021) On June 2, 2020, Saint Lucia Minister of Health Mary Isaac issued the Public Health (Smoking Control) Regulations, 2020. The regulations were issued on the basis of the minister’s authority in accordance with section 9 of the Public Health Act, Cap. 11.01, as amended by the Public Health […]

Strengthening Tobacco Control Laws for an India After COVID-19

1 February 2021 The Wire Earlier last month, India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare placed in the public domain the ‘Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) (Amendment) Bill 2020‘ for pre-legislative consultations. If passed by parliament, it will be one of the first […]

What happens when Big Tobacco’s pandemic donations tangle with Philippine politicians drafting new laws?

2021 Lina Sagaral Reyes, Eco-Business The Philippines’ biggest tobacco company channeled its Covid-19 aid through several lawmakers in Congress who proposed industry-friendly rules for novel tobacco products in the country, checks by Eco-Business have found. The industry-friendly bill proposed by these lawmakers could undermine recent tobacco control efforts in the country, and create conducive conditions […]