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Anti-tobacco summit in Bogor agrees to strengthen regulation against consumption, eyes ban on vaping

  • Vela Andapita
    Vela Andapita

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, October 1, 2019   /  07:12 am
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The summit resulted in 12 points of agreement that aim to strengthen the enforcement of regulations to control the health, economic, environmental and social consequences of tobacco consumption, including the spread of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). (Shutterstock/File)

Representatives attending the 2019 Asia Pacific-Cities for Tobacco Control (AP-CAT) summit have agreed to strengthen tobacco control among countries Asia Pacific and raise awareness on the impact of smoking. The meeting, held in Bogor city in West Java on Wednesday and Thursday gathered representatives of 12 countries who discussed strategies for tobacco control in the region. The summit resulted in 12 points of agreement that aim to strengthen the enforcement of regulations to control the health, economic, environmental and social consequences of tobacco consumption, including the spread of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Bogor Mayor Bima Arya Sugiarto said the event was aimed at campaigning for tobacco control and designing scenarios in controlling tobacco consumption at the Asia Pacific level. “Overall, NCDs are preventable. Therefore, we commit to accelerating [ef...