HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank and advocacy group with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, welcomed the reappointment of Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial.
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HealthJustice Philippines, a public health think tank with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, reacted to the statement made recently by the counsel of Mighty Corporation that the manufacturer’s proposed amendments to the sin tax reform law will help smokers who consume cheaper tobacco products.
During the hearing on Senate Bill 378 on the institutionalization of health promotion chaired by Senator Risa Hontiveros last February 15, public health institutions, groups and think tanks backed the creation of an independent health promotion body focusing on the preventive aspect of health care.
HealthJustice Philippines, Medical Action Group and WomanHealth Philippines, composed of lawyers, medical doctors and tobacco control and health advocates, called on President-elect Rodrigo Duterte, himself a known advocate of tobacco control, to appoint “fearless and uncompromising leaders who can be tough against the tobacco industry” to the Departments of Health and Trade, both of which have huge roles in the implementation of tobacco control laws.
Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA), HealthJustice Philippines (HJ) and New Vois Association Philippines (NVAP) alerted the public today of the ties that bind the tobacco industry and the International Tax and Investment Centre (ITIC), which is behind the 13th Annual Asia-Pacific Tax Forum on May 23, 2016 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Public health policy think tank and Bloomberg Awardee for Global Tobacco Control HealthJustice Philippines urges candidates to categorically denounce the “dirty tactics of the tobacco industry.”