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Mandatory car seats for kids pushed

Mandatory car seats for kids pushed

Published July 16, 2017, 4:09 PM By Chito Chavez A law that would strictly make car restraint seats mandatory on all private vehicles in the country could protect thousands of children from injuries and death during road mishaps. House of Representatives (Michael Varcas / Manila Bulletin File Photo) Records from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) disclosed […]

‘I was lucky I wore a seatbelt&...

‘I was lucky I wore a seatbelt’ – crash survivor

Einstein Rojas narrates how he survived a crash with a container van back in 2012 Jonnel Gozo Published 2:00 PM, May 13, 2017 Updated 5:52 PM, May 13, 2017 SURVIVOR. Einstein Rojas of New Vois Association Philippines talks about road safety. MANILA, Philippines – Would you still ride a car if you’ve been involved in […]

Executive order sought vs smoking in ...

Executive order sought vs smoking in public

By MICAH YVANA M. VARDELEON on January 15, 2017 Nation Tobacco-control advocates are seeking the signing of an executive order (EO) that bans smoking in public places. Statistics show that 10 Filipinos die every hour because of tobacco-related diseases, including lung cancer, heart ailments, diabetes, erectile dysfunction and tuberculosis. “We really need to stop the […]

Cigarettes ‘should have graphic healt...

Cigarettes ‘should have graphic health warnings on Nov. 4’

DOH stresses no stopping of graphic health law implementation Updated November 21, 2016, 4:48 PM By Argyll Cyrus Geducos All cigarette packs in the country should feature graphic health warnings starting Friday, November 4, the Department of Health (DOH) reiterated on Wednesday, November 2. MB FILE—New Vois Association of the Philippines President and cancer survivor Emer Rojas […]

PH gov’t to start full implementation...

PH gov’t to start full implementation of Graphic Health Warning Law

UNTV News November 3, 2016 image_03-nov-2016_untv-news_graphic-health-warning-on-cigarette  All cigarette packs should contain pictures showing its bad effects on our health, as the full implementation of Graphic Health Warning Law takes effect starting Nov. 4. This is in accordance with the implementing rules and regulation of Republic Act No. 10643 or Graphic Health Warning Law. In line […]

NVAP to cigar makers: Follow GHW law,...

NVAP to cigar makers: Follow GHW law, too

by Philippine News Agency October 24, 2016 MANILA — The New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) is reminding cigar makers that they are also covered by the Graphic Health Warnings (GHW) Law, which is set to be fully implemented on Nov. 4, this year. image: http://2016.mb.com.ph/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/cigarette.jpg Cigarette (By Paolo Neo via Wikimedia Commons) mb.com.ph […]

Laryngeal cancer survivors group urge...

Laryngeal cancer survivors group urges LGUs to prepare for nationwide smoking ban

October 17, 2016 MANILA, Oct. 17 – A group of Laryngeal cancer survivors New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) is encouraging local government units to brace for a nationwide smoking ban in anticipation of an executive order to be signed by President Rodrigo Duterte this month. NVAP President Emer Rojas said LGUs should now start […]

Group wants PH-wide smoking ban

Group wants PH-wide smoking ban

By Coconuts Manila August 30, 2016 / 18:15 PHT The New Vois Association of the Philippines wants the government to implement a nationwide no-smoking policy soon. PHOTO: MorgueFile Being hooked on nicotine is tough — but a nationwide ban may be a quick fix. Tobacco control advocacy group New Vois Association of the Philippines  — […]

The truth about tobacco and cancer

See the relationship between smoking and cancer is well established. To understand the opportunities for cancer prevention that lie within tobacco control, we’re highlighting the key facts about tobacco and cancer. Click the image for the PDF file: PDF: The-Truth-About-Tobacco-And-Cancer    

An outrageous conflict of interest

In the Philippines, Big Tobacco sits on the governing board that implements tobacco control policies. This is an outrageous and unacceptable conflict of interest. More than 10,000 Corporate Accountability International members from around the world have signed this petition from our longtime partner Irene Reyes at HealthJustice calling on the Philippine Congress to kick the […]