Tobacco Industry Interference

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Tobacco companies still “vigorously circumventing health and tobacco control policies”

HealthJustice Philippines, a public health policy think tank with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, launched last September 29 at Seda Vertis North the Tobacco Industry Interference Index Philippine Report 2017, which revealed, among others, that “there has been no decrease in so-called CSR activities by the tobacco industry or its groups.” “Tobacco…

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Health group denounces tobacco industry’s “attempt to financially influence” Duterte

“We condemn this action by the tobacco industry. Evidence shows that the tobacco industry is known for its underhanded moves to subvert public health for its own commercial interests.” “That a tobacco manufacturer had the gall to even think it could buy off the chief executive leader of the land is particularly reprehensible. This speaks…

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Tobacco Industry Interference Index 2015: The Philippine Report on the Implementation of Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

The Tobacco Industry Interference Index is an attempt to gauge the level of industry interference, as well as the responses or measures implemented by the government to implement Article 5.3 of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Article 5.3 of the FCTC aims to protect public health policies from tobacco industry interference. The Implementation of…

CLOSING REMARKS FOR THE JMC

CLOSING REMARKS FOR THE JMC 2010-01 ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION MARY ANN FERNANDEZ-MENDOZA FORMER CSC COMMISSIONER 29 July 2016, 1:00 p.m., Bulwagang Serbisyo Sibil   DoH Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial, CSC Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala, Commissioner Robert Martinez, Asst. Commissioner Ariel Ronquillo, Mayor Guia Gomez, Atty.Christian UY, Office of the OMBUDSMAN , CSC officials and employees, fellow…

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…

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