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Sign no-smoking order ASAP, group tel...

Sign no-smoking order ASAP, group tells Duterte

Published December 3, 2016, 10:00 PM by Chito A. Chavez The New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) urged President Duterte to sign the soonest time possible the anti-smoking Executive Order (EO) to protect the public from the ill -effects of cigarette smoking. “We appeal to our dear President, who we know is an ardent […]

Duterte pressed to sign smoke-free Ph...

Duterte pressed to sign smoke-free Philippines EO

Friday, December 02, 2016 THE New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) appealed Friday to President Rodrigo Duterte to finally fulfill his promise of outlawing smoking in all public places across the country. In a statement, NVAP President Emer Rojas said the promised Executive Order (EO) is bound by the urgent need to save Filipinos […]

Duterte urged to sign EO vs public sm...

Duterte urged to sign EO vs public smoking

By: InterAksyon.com November 29, 2016 10:51 AM InterAksyon.com The online news portal of TV5 MANILA, Philippines — An anti-tobacco group is urging President Rodrigo Duterte to sign an executive order banning smoking in all public places across the country to fulfill a promise he made. “We appeal to our dear president, who we know is […]

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 […]

No need to make anti-smoking warnings...

No need to make anti-smoking warnings bigger

November 07, 2016 THE Department of Health (DOH) does not see the need to enlarge the graphic health warning (GHW) in cigarette packs to more than the current 50 percent of the packaging. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said in a press briefing Friday that the DOH is moving towards plain packaging, rather than increasing the […]

Advocacy group reiterates call for fu...

Advocacy group reiterates call for full compliance of GHW law

PIA – Friday 4th November, 2016 QUEZON CITY, Nov. 4 –Cancer survivor network New Vois Association of the Philippines(NVAP) has reiterated their call for manufacturers, distributors and retailers of tobacco products to comply with the graphic health warnings law as it begins full implementation today.NVAP President Emer Rojas said while legitimate points of sale in […]

Smoke free Ph pushed

Smoke free Ph pushed

posted October 30, 2016 at 12:01 am by Joel E. Zurbano A NON-GOVERNMENT organization appealed to President Rodrigo Duterte to make the Philippines smoke-free by enforcing a nationwide smoking ban in public places and government offices. “We are for a smoke-free Philippines, and we believe you are, too,” said Health Justice Philippines, which stated that aside from Republic […]

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 […]

Anti-tobacco advocates want outdoor a...

Anti-tobacco advocates want outdoor ad ban like Davao’s

Philippine Daily Inquirer / 06:56 AM September 20, 2016 THE ANTI-TOBACCO advocate New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) has called for revival of the ban on point-of-sale (POS) advertisements of cigarette products. NVAP president Emer Rojas said the group hoped the government would consider emulating the continued implementation of the ban on outdoor POS […]