July 7, 2017

Health group welcomes reappointment of Health Secretary Ubial

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. “We […]
February 25, 2015

The Impact of Sin Tax Law on the Affordability of Cigarette in the Philippines

On January 1, 2013, under the Republic Act 10351 of 2012 or the Sin Tax Law, tobacco companies were directed to increase the retail price of tobacco […]
February 25, 2015

Measures to control the supply chain in the ASEAN

Research and analysis show that there are varying degrees in the implementation of the measures to control the supply chain in the countries in the ASEAN. […]
January 7, 2015

Empirical Measurement of Illicit Tobacco Trade in the Philippines

Cigarette smuggling reduces the price of cigarettes, thwarts youth access restrictions, reduces government revenue, and undercuts the ability of taxes to reduce consumption. The tobacco industry […]
November 19, 2014

Asean Tax Report Card 2014

The 2014 Tobacco Tax Report Card provides an updated comparison of the different cigarette price trends, tobacco tax rates and systems across countries from the ASEAN […]
July 16, 2013

Sin Tax Law vs Big Tobacco

The briefer provides a background on the Sin Tax Law and debunks the myths propagated by the tobacco industry regarding increasing tobacco taxes. It also discusses […]
June 23, 2013

ASEAN tax Report card 2013

The 2013 Tobacco Tax Report Card aims to provide a comprehensive report on the status of tobacco tax systems across the ASEAN region and provide recommendations […]
May 16, 2013

Illicit Trade Fact Sheet

The World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) defines illicit trade as any practice or conduct prohibited by law and which relates to […]
May 15, 2013

The Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products: A Primer

Adopted in the 5th Conference of Parties in Seoul, South Korea, the Illicit Trade Protocol was finalized to counteract the tobacco industry’s efforts to undermine tobacco […]