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Philippine civil society groups to Pr...

Philippine civil society groups to President Duterte: Sign smoke-free EO now

29 November 2016: Groups representing different sectors called on Philippine President Duterte to immediately sign the Executive Order (EO) enforcing a nationwide smoking ban during a Kapihan session held on 29 November 2016 in Quezon City, Philippines. SEATCA’s FCTC Program Director, Dr. Ulysses Dorotheo said that the Philippines, being a Party to the FCTC, is obligated to […]

The ‘Smoking Dead’: ̵...

The ‘Smoking Dead’: ‘Zombies’ remind public of 240 tobacco-related Filipino deaths daily

By: Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com May 31, 2016 3:24 PM The “Smoking Dead”. These MMDA street sweepers were made up to look like zombies on World No Tobacco Day 2016, reminding pedestrians of the 240 Filipinos who die every day of smoking-related diseases. Photo from the Facebook page of HealthJustice Philippines.  InterAksyon.com The online news portal […]

CIGARETTE PACKS WITH GRAPHIC WARNING ...

CIGARETTE PACKS WITH GRAPHIC WARNING EXPECTED IN JUNE

PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES 4 MARCH 2016 By Mayen Jaymalin MANILA, Philippines – Cigarette packs with graphic health warnings (GHWs) are expected to be available in the market by June. Emer Rojas, president of New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP), a cancer prevention, persons with disabilities and tobacco control advocacy group, yesterday expressed optimism that old […]

NVAP urges authorities to implement n...

By: InterAksyon.com November 1, 2015 2:20 AM Emer Rojas, NVAP president InterAksyon.com The online news portal of TV5 MANILA – The New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) has urged authorities to implement the no smoking law as millions of Filipinos flock to cemeteries and transport terminals in observance of All Saints’ Day. NVAP President […]

Graphic warnings on cigarette packs d...

Warning texts along with graphic images should be printed on the labels of all tobacco products by Nov. 5, in compliance with the Graphic Health Warnings (GHW) Law, health groups reminded the government and the public over the weekend. Sections 6 and 15 of the GHW Law, or Republic Act No. 10643, give tobacco manufacturers […]

LGUs asked to keep youth off smoking

by Chito A. Chavez September 27, 2015 Share52 Tweet0 Share0 Email0 Share88 Anti-smoking advocates including city and municipal officials appealed to the country’s local government unit (LGU) leaders to take a more active and direct role in protecting children against the health hazards of cigarette smoking. Emer Rojas, president of the New Vois Association of […]

Cancer survivors ask gov’t: Implement...

Cancer survivors ask gov’t: Implement graphic health warning on cigarettes Sheila Crisostomo A group of cancer survivors asked the government yesterday to strictly implement Republic Act 10643 or the Graphic Health Warning (GHW) Law on tobacco products. In a statement, New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) president Emer Rojas said pictorial health warnings should […]

Anti-smoking group waits for GHW Law ...

September 11, 2015 10:17 pm by JACQUELINE BOUVIER ARIAS, REPORTER AN advocacy group released a statement Friday that they have started their countdown in the implementation of the Graphic Health Warnings (GHW) Law to be implemented on November 5, 2015. New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) President Engr. Emer L. Rojas said his group, […]

Department of Health: Be Smart and Do...

The Department of Health (DOH) together with New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) and World Lung Foundation (WLF) has launched a powerful national anti-tobacco campaign that highlights the dangers of smoking to adults and the health harms caused to children and non-smokers through exposure to second-hand smoke (SHS). The campaign, called “Cigarettes Are Eating […]

‘Cigarettes are eating you alive’ — D...

Written by  Tribune Wires  Monday, 17 August 2015 00:00   A pack of cigarettes costs around $1.4 in the Philippines. According to The Tobacco Atlas created by the New York-based World Lung Foundation (WLF) and the American Cancer Society, on average, a regular smoker in the Philippines would have to spend “4.5 percent of the national […]