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Status of TAPS ban in the ASEAN

A comprehensive ban on TAPS is necessary to reduce tobacco use. To be comprehensive, there must be bans in these 7 areas. The tablebelow shows there is room for improvement in the ASEAN region. How is your country doing?
current status of taps ban in ASEAN

The tobacco industry will fight the ban, claiming it has a right to communicate with adult smokers, especially at points-of-sale and through CSR activities. However under the WHO FCTC, Parties are obligated to implement a comprehensive ban on all forms of TAPS.


Tobacco industry arguments against TAPS ban

Which of these arguments has the industry used in your country?




The law should include the scope of the ban and definitions