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Singapore

Singapore is a high-income[1] island country with a population of 6.2 million people, situated just south of peninsular Malaysia. Post-colonization, Singapore was originally a part of Malaysia but became a sovereign nation two years later in 1965. Smoking Prevalence In Singapore, half a dozen of individuals is reported to smoking-related sicknesses each day. About 15% […]

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Brunei

Tobacco harms the health, the treasury, and the spirit of Brunei Darussalam. Every year, more than 208 of its citizens are killed by way of tobacco-induced disease.[1] Smoking Prevalence More than 37900 men (22.6%) and 2800 women (1.8%) who smoke cigarettes every day.[2] Cigarette Retail Price The most popular brand in Brunei Darussalam is Marlboro Gold Ks

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Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA)

Updated on 30 November 2020 Background The Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA) is an alliance of tobacco harm reduction advocates and their respective organizations in the Asia Pacific region. CAPHRA’s mission and aim is to educate, advocate and represent the right of adult alternative nicotine consumers to access and use of

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Philippine E-cigarette Industry Association (PECIA)

Updated in February 2020 BackgroundPhilippine E-cigarette Industry Association (PECIA) registered in 2013. The association identifies itself as a trade association composing of store owners, suppliers, and Manufacturers of electronic cigarettes and related products in the Philippines. One of its missions is to promote the greater understanding for e-cigarettes in the service of users, community and

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Yayasan Pemerhati Kesehatan Publik/Public Health Observer Foundation (YPKP)

Updated in March 2020 BackgroundPublic Health Observer Foundation (YPKP) is a civil society organization founded in 2015 by 3 dentists from the University of Padjadjaran.[1] This foundation is the pioneers behind the relentless pro-vaping campaign in Indonesia by spreading misleading research conclusions to support the campaign.[2] YPKP also actively approaches healthcare professional organizations to support

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Asosiasi Personal Vaporizer Indonesia/Indonesian Vapor Entrepreneurs Association (APVI)

Updated in March 2020 BackgroundIndonesia Vapor Entrepreneurs Association (APVI) was established in 2014 by e-cigarette retailers and importers.[1] Ever since, APVI has been actively promoting e-cigarettes through various channels, including on social media Instagram. This organization provides e-cigarette entrepreneurs a platform for lobbying the government to derail efforts on banning e-cigarettes.[2] Apart from activities that

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Koalisi Indonesia Bebas Tar/Indonesia Tar-Free Coalition (KABAR)

Updated in March 2020 BackgroundReferring to its official website, KABAR (Indonesia Tar-Free Coalition) is a coalition of health professional organizations founded in 2017 by Public Health Observer Foundation (YPKP), Indonesia Dentists Association (PDGI), Indonesia Community Medicine Physicians and Public Health Association (PDK3MI), and Indonesia Oncologists Association (POI).[1] Two other organizations, the Indonesian Vapor Entrepreneurs Association

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Asosiasi Vaper Indonesia/Indonesia Vapers Association (AVI)

Updated March 2020 Background The Indonesia Vapers Association (AVI) officially manages the website www.rokokelektrik.org, but not much information about AVI’s background and activities is available on the site.[1] The group releases information about its campaigns and activities through social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.[2],[3] Relationship with The Tobacco Industry No information is available

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Conflict of interest

According to the Asian TII index, conflict of interest situation occurs when an individual’s or institutional’s vested interests raise a question of whether their actions, judgment, and/ or decision-making can be unbiased. The Article 5.3 guidelines list payments, gifts and services, monetary or in-kind, and research funding offered by the tobacco industry to government institutions,

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