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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Tobacco Industry Interference Index - The Philippine Report on the Implementation of Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (PDF)

Despite all we know about tobacco industry tactics, it is unbelievable that the Philippines still allow the tobacco industry to be part of the committee that implements tobacco control policies. This clear conflict of interest is detrimental to public hea
HealthJustice (ph)
added Sep 28, 2016 16:28
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[Philippines] TOBACCO INDUSTRY INTERFERENCE INDEX 2015: THE PHILIPPINE REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ARTICLE 5.3 OF THE WHO FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON TOBACCO CONTROL

The Guidelines provide for 8 main recommendations with 34 sub-recommendations to governments to ensure that the industry is prevented from exerting its influence on public health policy.
HealthJustice (ph)
added Sep 28, 2016 16:27
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Tobacco lobby scored again

Citing results of the third Tobacco Industry Interference Index...Rojas said based on the report, the tobacco industry still finds ways to wield influence in government affairs in many countries through corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities.
Manila Standard (ph)
added Sep 28, 2016 16:27
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Health group: Tobacco industry ‘CSR’ poses new challenge to implementation of tobacco control laws

“Now that laws prohibit unnecessary interaction between government and the tobacco industry, the latter has become more innovative. Tobacco manufacturers are using or hiding behind their front groups or CSR arms in their attempts to enter into transactio
Our Daily News
added Sep 28, 2016 16:26
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Health group supports anew Duterte’s promised nationwide smoking ban

HealthJustice Philippines, a public health policy think tank and advocacy group with expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, expressed full support for the proposed nationwide smoking ban after President Rodrigo Duterte promised anew that he w
Our Daily News
added Sep 28, 2016 16:23
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Duterte repeats campaign vow to ban smoking in public areas

Duterte reiterated that he has Buerger's disease, which is a condition associated with smoking. "Smoking, Buerger’s disease: that’s why walang smoking zone—balang araw buong Pilipinas na ‘to. I will not allow smoking because you pass cancer to the peop
GMANews.TV (ph)
added Sep 27, 2016 21:29
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Tobacco farmers seek gov’t support; crop diversification pushed

Tobacco farmers and cooperatives are seeking a range of government assistance, including financing, to help them become competitive under the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) integration scheme. Mario Cabasal, president of the National Federation of Tobacc
Northbound Philippines News Online (ph)
added Sep 24, 2016 15:36
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[Philippines] ‘WHO opposition to tobacco-harm reduction threatens public health’

“is dishonest and threatens public health,” the US-based think tank Reason Foundation said. A treaty created by the WHO in 2004, the FCTC seeks “to protect present and future generations from the devastating health, social, environmental and economic co
Business Mirror (ph)
added Sep 24, 2016 15:36
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[Asia-pacific] Brunei, Philippines curb tobacco industry interference

Philippines and Brunei lead their ASEAN peers in efforts to put a check on tobacco industry interference in health governance matters. According to the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance’s (SEATCA) Tobacco Industry Interference Index, the Philippines
Customs Today (pk)
added Sep 19, 2016 15:23
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] WHO warns of intensified tobacco industry interference

In a statement, the WHO said there is a need for member-states to be more vigilant against efforts of the tobacco industry to water down tobacco control programs. “This is a busy time and a challenging moment. The tobacco industry is intensifying its eff
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added Sep 19, 2016 15:22
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