HEALTH ADVOCATES AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES CELEBRATE WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY, AFFIRM SUPPORT FOR THE FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF GRAPHIC HEALTH WARNINGS LAW

HealthJustice Philippines, together with several civil society organizations and the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) come together to celebrate World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), which is celebrated every 31st of May. Every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) determines the theme for WNTD, and this year’s WNTD theme is effective health warnings on tobacco packs. Health advocates and partner government agencies…

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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