Industry Interfering With Southeast Asia’s Efforts To Impose Tobacco Control Treaty Provisions, Report Says

AFP/The Guardian: Blow to tobacco control treaty as industry wins tax fight in southeast Asia
“A global treaty to fight the health impact of tobacco has suffered substantial setbacks in southeast Asia, home to some of the world’s highest concentrations of smokers, a watchdog group has said. The powerful tobacco lobby last year stopped proposed cigarette tax increases in Malaysia and Indonesia, while Vietnam waived all duties on dried tobacco imports from Cambodia, the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance said in a report released on Monday…” (11/27).