Exposing the dirty tactics of tobacco companies

September 18, 2014– Tobacco companies manufacture and sell a product that, if used as intended, kills over half of their regular customers— a staggering six million worldwide each year. [1]   While the government works on implementing public health policies to address this problem, it has made little strides to curb the tobacco epidemic. This…

Health groups calls for protection against tobacco companies’exploitation of tobacco farmers

September 18, 2014 – HealthJustice Philippines and Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance urgently calls the government to provide much needed support to farmers who want to transition from planting tobacco.   Shifting to alternative livelihood will not only ensure a better future for local farmers, but will also be consistent with the Philippines’ international obligation…

Health advocates urge gov’t to protect tobacco control laws from tobacco industry interference

Ang Nars Rep. Leah Paquiz, Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) and HealthJustice urged government officials to protect tobacco control laws from tobacco companies’ efforts to weaken their implementation.   Atty. Patricia Miranda of HealthJustice, said’ “Passing the sin tax law and the graphic health warnings law is only the beginning. Tobacco companies have tried…

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