AMSA Philippines was invited by the World Health Organization - Western Pacific Regional Office to attend a talk entitled "The Fraud of the Tobacco Industry" on 18 August 2014 at WHO WPRO. A lecture on the history of the tobacco industry, focusing on its marketing schemes, was delivered by Robert N. Proctor, PhD, Professor of History of Science at Stanford University. Professor Proctor is known as the first historian to testify against the tobacco industry.
Jim Paulo Sarsagat, President, and Erica Tania Davillo, External Vice-President, attended the event.
The event preceded the "Health Forum: Tobacco Industry Deception, Fraud and Manipulation Exposed" hosted by the Philippine College of Physicians in cooperation with WHO and Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Alliance, Philippines, where Ms. Davillo was invited as a speaker.
Jim Paulo Sarsagat