Promoting a Smoke-free Environment in the ASEAN Region
Bulletin #166 (8 November 2023)
- A warm welcome to SCAN‘s new member — the Municipality of Odiongan, Romblon (Philippines) under the leadership of Hon. Trina Alejandra Q. Firmalo-Fabic
- Smoking simply doesn’t work and it kills (WHO)
- Leading national groups voice ‘full support’ for prohibiting menthol cigarettes and all flavored cigars
- The tobacco industry claims smoking reforms fuel the black market. Health experts say this is wrong
- Study confirms smoking causes DNA mutations that lead to cancer
Singapore started to legislate against tobacco fifty years ago. Today it is one of the most smoke-free countries in the world
Between Malaysia and the Indonesian archipelago is Singapore, a city-state of six million inhabitants that has barely been an independent country for fifty years. Its growth since then has been spectacular, and it has managed to reach the top positions in the world in the list of countries with the highest GDP per capita.
The 8th Asia Pacific Smoke-free meeting
The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance, in coordination with the local government of Baguio City, the Philippines’ Department of Health (Philippines), and the World Health Organization (WHO) successfully kicked off the first day of the 8th Asia Pacific Smoke-Free Meeting with the theme, “Rising amidst the challenges: Strengthening and sustaining smoke-free implementation and enforcement.