Time’s Up, Tobacco!

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Health group: PH is first in the world to comply with international tobacco control agreement

“Compliance with international agreements concerning tobacco control was bolstered when the Office of the Undersecretary for Administration of the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines reiterated the CSC-DOH JMC 2010-01 in 2013 through a Memorandum to foreign service posts and regional consular offices instructing them to comply with the Circular.” -Mary Ann Mendoza, President…

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…

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Time’s Up, Tobacco!

In 2003, the World Health Assembly adopted the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), including the Philippines. Today, at least 174 countries have become parties to the treaty. Interestingly, the WHO FCTC is the first ever public health treaty – and what was it made for? To address the alarming rise…

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