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Tobacco Watch 2016

2016 closes with mixed outcomes for the region 23 Dec 2016

Philippines: Industry-driven tobacco tax bill being rushed through 19 Dec 2016

Philip Morris’ big bucks still with regular cigarettes 12 Dec 2016

E-cig lobby undermines international decision to protect public health 5 Dec 2016

COP7 strengthens ban on cross-border tobacco advertising 27 Nov 2016

COP7 decisions to counter tobacco industry interference 20 Nov 2016

Tobacco industry applies pressure on the COP & Government of India 1 Nov 2016

Tobacco industry’s forked tongue strike at Philippines’ new smoke-free Executive Order 21 Oct 2016

Fast Action ends a sick promotion by Indonesian tobacco company 7 Oct 2016

Tobacco Industry Front Group Continues to Mislead 23 Sept 2016

Tobacco Industry interferes in policy development in ASEAN Region 11 Sept 2016

TC must be stepped up to counter tobacco business in Asia 9 Sept 2016

Fat salaries for TI CEOs, miserly CSR handouts 2 Sept 2016

PMI violates Philippines’ Government Circular, AmCham provides shield 26 Aug 2016

Tobacco Brands – Trust Long Gone 19 Aug 2016

The Olympics, tobacco and personal fitness 12 Aug 2016

Tobacco industry screaming, “Licensed to be killed off” 5 Aug 2016

Tobacco companies mint profits from developing countries 31 July 2016

Cambodia: Tobacco companies violate new pictorial health warning sub-decree 27 July 2016

Uruguay defeats Philip Morris – big win for global tobacco control 15 July 2016

Bizarre & ridiculous statements from TI and its spokespersons 8 July 2016

Two American leaf traders dominate global supply, but fail local farmers 23 June 2016

Tobacco industry screams grow louder in ASEAN region 18 June 2016

PMI’s ‘crown jewel’ = more disease and deaths for Indonesia 9 June 2016

Plain packaging works, industry and its reps scream 3 June 2016

American Think-Tank Tries to Intimidate SEATCA 23 May 2016

Tobacco Industry Manipulates Asian Tobacco Farmers again 13 May 2016

A Question to Ministries of Finance and Customs Departments 5 May 2016

Asian smokers boost BAT’s profits 28 Apr 2016

Why plain packaging must standardise sticks too 20 Apr 2016

Obscure awards for a desperate industry 14 Apr 2016

Indonesia: Jakarta Governor criticised for allowing tobacco expo 10 Apr 2016

Vietnam: Bad news for public health as TI set to grow 2 Apr 2016

BAT downsizes in Malaysia but expands in Vietnam  25 Mar 2016

Official Note Verbale issued on TI Interference & ITIC 14 Mar 2016

Tobacco exhibition returning to Indonesia under different name 10 Mar 2016

Tobacco Industry is a polluter – it must pay clean-up bill 7 Mar 2016

Philip Morris undermines shift to alternate livelihood 29 Feb 2016

Tobacco industry incriminates itself 21 Feb 2016

Deadly business drops “tobacco” from name in makeover 12 Feb 2016

Indonesia: PMI’s $1.9billion = more cigarettes & promotions 9 Feb 2016

California date for ASEAN leaders 9 Feb 2016

Malaysia: Social Security fund plans to divest from tobacco 5 Feb 2016

Indonesia: PMI plans to increase profits by selling stronger cigarettes 31 Jan 2016

Indonesia: INDEF sings tobacco industry tune 22 Jan 2016

Bangkok: Thai Attorney-General takes Philip Morris to court over tax evasion 22 Jan 2016

First Singapore, now Norway calls for tobacco sales ban on those born after 2000 13 Jan 2016

Singapore moves forward on plain packaging 13 Jan 2016