An Australian perspective on tobacco control in the 21st Century

Neil Francey, Barrister at Law, Whitsunday Chambers E Haydn Walters, University of Tasmania; The Alfred, Melbourne; and Royal Hobart Hospital and Adrian Reynolds, Southern Mental Health and Statewide Services Tasmanian Health Organisation; and School of Medicine, University of Tasmania The Australian experience in recent years is that tobacco control measures should be viewed according to their […]

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Southeast Asia: new tobacco tax index

The world’s first tobacco taxation index by a civil society organisation has been published by the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA). The report monitors implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Article 6 guidelines on price and tax measures. Southeast Asia is home to approximately 10% of the world’s 1 billion smokers and […]

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Southeast Asia: Tobacco Industry Interference Index

Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) Tobacco industry interference  in public health policy making continues to be a significant problem in ASEAN countries. This is the main finding of the recent report, Tobacco Industry Interference Index: 2015 ASEAN Report on Implementation of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Article 5.3, released last month by the […]

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