Promoting a Smoke-free Environment in the ASEAN Region

SCAN in Focus

Bulletin #190 (8 May 2024)
In this issue:
  • Smoking & Coronary Heart Disease (WHO poster)
Featured articles:
  • Experts condemn US tobacco firm’s sponsorship of doctor training as ‘grotesque’
  • 1,200 Vietnamese hospitalized over e-cigarettes in 2023
  • Korean Constitutional Court rules no-smoking laws in outdoor areas as constitutional

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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.


8th SF Meeting Group Photo_2022

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.


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Smoke-Free Tourism

Smoke-free Cities Asia Pacific Network (SCAN)
SCAN brings together all cities that are moving towards becoming Smoke-free 

100% Smoke-free Public Places (Indoor) Policy in ASEAN

Quick Facts
Non-smoking zones include areas within a distance of 6 meters from the perimeter of the buildings.

No designated smoking areas allowed within 10 meters of places where people pass or congregate.