SCAN Bulletin #134                                                                           March 29, 2023
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24 March 2023
Seated (L-R): Mayor Liecel Seville (SCAN Philippines President), Dr Domilyn Villarreiz (SEATCA), Mayor Felipe Neri Yap (SCAN Philippines Vice President for Visayas)

Standing (L-R): Mr Matthew Derramas (Representative of Maayon Mayor Raymond Malapajo), Mr Joecil Mayor (Representative of the Iloilo Provincial Legal Office), ICAST Ms Kai Evangelista and Executive Director Iñigo Garingalao, Atty Hannah Calitong (Baguio CIty), Atty Carl Mondejar (New Lucena), Mr Daryll Longid (Baguio City), Atty Ben Nisperos (HealthJustice), Mr Eden Diaz (Representative of Maayon Mayor Raymond Malapajo)
Known links to tobacco multinationals and vaping lobby groups omitted in submissions to federal government consultation on reform
Organisations and executives with known links to big tobacco and vaping companies have failed to declare them in submissions to a major government consultation on vaping reforms aimed at protecting children from nicotine addiction.

The submission of the Australian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) chief executive, Theo Foukkare, to the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s vaping reforms consultation on behalf of the AACS states “no” in response to the question: “Have you or your organisation ever received services, assistance or support (whether monetary or non-monetary in nature) from the tobacco industry and/or e-cigarette industry?” READ MORE
Smoking kills – your salary!
We've heard people say before that smoking kills. But apparently, lighting up for smoke breaks can hurt someone more than we think!

Three Osaka Prefectural Government workers in Japan got in trouble for smoking on the job after they were caught taking smoke breaks more than they should.

Of the three, the biggest offender was a 61-year-old employee who was found to have lighted up a cigarette for a total of 4,512 times in the past 14 and a half years while he was on the job. That's equivalent to smoking for 355 hours and 19 minutes during business hours.

For his deeds, the man not only got a six-month salary cut but also was also ordered to return 1.44 million yen (around S$15,000) of his wages.

All three offending employees would incur a 10% pay cut for six months, their employer announced.
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