Example of tobacco industry interference: The Letter of the ITIC to SEATCA through Dr. Gary Johns

The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) received a letter from Dr. Gary Johns, on behalf of his client the International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC) on April 21, 2016. The letter is riddled with false accusations against SEATCA, mischaracterizations of fact and law, disparaging comments about the World Health Organization (WHO) and the FCTC Convention…

HealthJustice’s Statement to SEATCA’s open Letter to Dr. Gary Johns and ITIC

HealthJustice’s statement of support to the position of the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance to uphold the principles of the WHO FCTC Article 5.3 and condemn all forms of intimidation done by the tobacco industry or any of its representatives, which includes the International Investment and Trade Center (ITIC). Click here for the full statement…

Department of Health supports the restructuring of Inter-Agency Committee on Tobacco to remove tobacco industry representation from the body

Health advocates welcomed the Department of Health (DOH) support to House Bill No. 5589 (HB 5589), otherwise known as “An Act Strengthening The Inter-Agency Committee on Tobacco”, which seeks to remove tobacco industry representation from the committee, whose sole function is to implement tobacco control laws. The DOH released a position paper last March 8,…

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PHOTO BY RUY L. MARTINEZ   The Philippines’ Global Cancer ambassador Emer Roxas (left) and Ang Nars party-list Rep. Leah Paquiz (center) join health groups in urging tobacco companies to put graphic warnings on cigarette packs in compliance with the new law.     Reference

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