SEOUL, South Korea-12 November 2012: As the Fifth Conference of the Parties (COP5) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) opens in Seoul, South Korea, the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) warns delegates that the International Tobacco Growers Association (ITGA) is up to no good, and should be wary of the ITGA’s tactics: to deceive and disrupt the global public health advocates efforts to put in place strong tobacco control policies.
Did you know that initially it was believed that smoking could cleanse the lungs, since smoking cuased coughing and bringing up phlegm? The indigenous nations of the Americans were the first people to smoke tobacco and the habit was introduced to Spain where it became widespread.
During Thailand’s National Youth Day 2011, an event called “We are not victims of Tobacco and Alcohol” was organized by ASH Thailand. The event was well received by all including academia, medias, and youth.
Gang Pakdee, an online network group was recently formed through the cooperation between Stop drink network, ASH Thailand and Media for Youth Foundation.