BFM 89.9

HIGHLIGHTS 
Podcast  >  Bigger Picture  >  Health & Living  >  Doctor in the House: How The Tobacco Industry Influences Public Health Policies in Asia

Doctor in the House: How The Tobacco Industry Influences Public Health Policies in Asia

Dr George Lee, Consultant Urologist | Dr Mary Assunta, Senior Policy Advisor, Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA)

26-Jan-24 16:00

Doctor in the House: How The Tobacco Industry Influences Public Health Policies in Asia

It’s an open secret that the tobacco industry strongly lobbies governments on public health policies linked to tobacco control, but just how much of an influence do they have? Launched in November last year, the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance’s 4th Asian Tobacco Industry Interference Index measures the extent to which 19 Asian countries are protecting their health policies from tobacco industry interference. Joining consultant urologist Dr George Lee to share more about the Index and what can be done to stop the meddling of the tobacco industry is Dr Mary Assunta, senior policy advisor with SEATCA.

Image credit: Shutterstock Inc.

Produced by: Lim Sue Ann

Presented by: Tee Shiao Eek


This and more than 60,000 other podcasts in your hand. Download the all new BFM mobile app.

Categories:  wellnesshealth policy

Tags:  tabaccothe bigger picturehealth & livingtobacco controlcigarettesnicotinee-cigarettesvapingsoutheast asiapublic healthfctc





Play / Pause

Listen now : Health & Living: Mind Matters: How The First 1,000 Days Impact Mum’s...

Today’s Shows



6:00 AM

The 6AM Stretch

7:00 AM

World Market Watch

Joe Quinlan, Chief Market Strategist, US Trust-BOA Private Wealth Management

7:15 AM

Morning Brief

7:30 AM

Morning Brief

Sarah Jane Mahmud, Senior Financial Services Research Analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence

7:45 AM

Top Story

Dr. Lee Chee Leong, Senior Lecturer, Institute of China Studies, University Malaya

8:00 AM

The Breakfast Grille

Connie Go, CEO, Feytech Holdings Berhad

8:30 AM

Morning Brief

Maryam Ismail, Analyst at ISIS Malaysia

8:45 AM

Morning Brief

Munira Mustaffa, Executive Director, Chasseur Group

9:00 AM

Opening Bell

9:15 AM

Opening Bell

9:35 AM

People, Planet, Profit

10:05 AM

Open For Business

Lakshita Wijerathne, CEO, Eutech Cybernetic

11:00 AM

Marketing Mojo

Nur Azre Abdul Aziz, Head of Offline Acquisitions & Partnerships, TikTok Shop Malaysia

12:00 PM

Enterprise Explores

Michel Borst, Asia Vice President, Commvault

1:00 PM

The Breakfast Grille Repeat

Connie Go, CEO, Feytech Holdings Berhad

2:05 PM

Beyond the Ballot Box

What Has Become of Student Movements & Activism Today?; Ooi Kok Hin, Bersih

3:05 PM

Live & Learn

4:05 PM

Health & Living

Mind Matters: How The First 1,000 Days Impact Mum’s Mental Health, Benjamin Looi, Clinical Psychologist & Manager of Community Development, Thrive Well | Melissa Ngiam, CEO, Yayasan Generasi Gemilang

5:00 PM

Top 5 at 5

6:00 PM

Inside Story

Talkback Tuesday

7:30 PM

Earth Matters [REPEAT]

9:00 PM

Bar None