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‘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 […]

DOH: “Cigarettes are eating you...

MANILA – To highlight the dangers of smoking to adults and the health harms caused to children and non-smokers through exposure to second-hand smoke (SHS), 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 called “Cigarettes Are Eating […]

DOH: BE SMART AND DON’T START SMOKING

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 […]

National anti-smoking campaign launch...

National anti-smoking campaign launched

Published: Tuesday, 11 August 2015  Written by OpinYon THE Department of Health (DOH), together with New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP), launched a new anti-smoking campaign aimed at highlighting the dangers of tobacco on users and secondhand smokers. The campaign, which started on August 8, features two 15 and 30-second video commercials to be aired […]

Health advocates praise PNoy for anti...

While many sectors have criticized President Benigno Aquino III’s recent state of the nation address, the health community were all praises for the outgoing leader for passing tobacco control measures his predecessors failed to enact. “There’s no time in history than in the current administration that anti-smoking legislations were successfully passed by Congress and defeated […]

Doctors urge PNoy to quit smoking now

By Macon Ramos-Araneta | Jul. 25, 2013 at 12:01am THE country’s biggest organization of doctors and a group of throat cancer survivors on Wednesday raised an alarm over President Benigno Aquino III’s persistent coughing as he was delivering his fourth State-of-the-Nation Address on Monday. Leo Olarte, president of the Philippine Medical Association, and Emer Rojas, president of […]

Challenging MMDA’s Smokefree Po...

Challenging MMDA’s Smokefree Policy

Posted Aug 26 2011 9:21pm Tobacco Industry’s Same Old Tactic One tactic the tobacco industry uses to perpetuate their business despite the obvious hazards their products bring to both smokers and non-smokers is to undermine the efforts of health advocates and regulatory agencies pushing for stronger No Smoking or smokefree policies. This is a standard […]

‘Health Promotion’ in the...

‘Health Promotion’ in the country urged

MANILA, May 18 — There is a clamor for the Philippines to have its own “Health Promotion” with funds from tobacco excise taxes. Atty. Irene Reyes, managing director of Health Justice, an internationally recognized non-governmental organization working on public health policies, said the country having its own Health Promotion could empower Filipinos to live healthy […]

Cigarettes in local market still amon...

Cigarettes in local market still among cheapest in ASEAN

by Chito A. Chavez September 10, 2013 (updated)   Manila, Philippines — Prices of local and foreign tobacco products in the Philippines continue to be among the lowest in Southeast Asia despite the Sin Tax Law which raised taxes on cigars and cigarettes, among other so-called sin product, according to an anti-smoking advocacy group. Emer Roxas, […]

Philippine cigarettes still among wor...

Philippine cigarettes still among world’s cheapest despite Sin Tax Law

By: Cher Jimenez, InterAksyon.com August 31, 2013 12:12 PM InterAksyon.com The online news portal of TV5 Prices of local and foreign tobacco brands in the Philippines remain among the lowest in the Southeast Asian Region despite the approval of the Sin Tax Law. Citing the first edition of the ASEAN Tobacco Atlas, Emer Rojas, president of […]