Groups want PTI removed from IACT

Written by  Alvin Murcia   Health advocates have joined forces to oust tobacco representative from the regulation committee so they can’t meddle with decision about cigarette policies of the government. The move to oust Philippine Tobacco Institute (PTI), an umbrella organization of cigarette companies from the Inter-Agency Committee on Tobacco (IACT) is being pushed by…


Tobacco Industry Interference Index 2014: The Philippine Report on the Implementation of Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

The Tobacco Industry Interference Index is to define the measures and elements that contribute to the ability of the tobacco industry to interfere with policymaking. The assessment could provide an indication of the government’s capacity to resist tobacco industry interference.   Download the file here:  file:  HJ TIIP FINAL singles (1)


Health group backs MMDA’s anti-smoking campaign

by Anna Liza Villas-Alavaren   The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s (MMDA) stand not to halt its anti-smoking campaign despite a Court of Appeals (CA) ruling was lauded by a public health think tank. In a statement, HealthJustice said it is important for government agencies to have a “firm stand and guard public health laws against…

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