Posts in category Tobacco Control News

Youth warned vs using e-cigars

July 4, 2017 | Filed under: Health | Posted by: Tempo Online By: Charina Clarisse L. Echaluce, Chito A. Chavez A laryngeal cancer survivor who heads an anti-tobacco use group has warned the youth on the harmful effects of e-cigarettes or vaping products which are being promoted as a safe replacement for regular cigarettes. Emer […]

Health risks linked to e-cigarettes, ...

Published June 30, 2017, 10:00 PM by Charina Clarisse Echaluce The public was warned yesterday of the dire health risks of using e-cigarettes and vaping products to avoid putting their health at risk. Emer Rojas, president of the anti-smoking group New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP), who started smoking at 17 and stopped after […]

Barrita: When quitters win

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 By EDDIE O. BARRITA SMALL BITES MOTIVATIONAL speakers and gurus remind us of this line from American football player, coach and executive Vince Lombardi, “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” As head coach of the Green Bay Packers in the 1960s, Lombardi led the team to three straight and five […]

Stop Smoking With The Help Of DOH Qui...

By: Liezl Dunuan DOH, Quitline, stop smoking, hotline, World Health Organization, cancer preventionPHOTO VIA PIXABAY CREATIVE COMMONSSmoking is a leading cause of death and diseases in the world. The Department of Health wants to help smokers kick the habit, through the new DOH Quitline. The Quitline allows smokers to call a hotline, where they can […]

Duterte urged to curb addiction to sm...

Duterte urged to curb addiction to smoking

Philippine StarJanuary 16, 2017 Six months since the administration launched its war against illegal drugs, the New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) is now asking President Duterte to also start addressing the addiction caused by smoking. In a statement, NVAP president Emer Rojas said it is “imperative” for Duterte to also take strides in stopping […]

Advocacy group urges Duterte to sign ...

Advocacy group urges Duterte to sign anti-smoking EO soonest

Published  January 15, 2017 11:31am LBG, GMA News A cancer prevention advocacy group on Sunday called on President Rodrigo Duterte to immediately sign the executive order against smoking in public places, said that there are nearly 17.3 Filipinos addicted to tobacco already. Six months after Duterte started a bloody anti-illegal drug campaign, the advocacy group […]

‘Other than drugs, gov’t must combat ...

‘Other than drugs, gov’t must combat smoking, too

Published January 15, 2017, 10:00 PM By Charina Clarisse L. Echaluce Six months after the Duterte administration launched its relentless war against illegal drugs, the anti-smoking group New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) yesterday urged the President to show the same drive and zeal in curbing smoking  by signing the executive order (EO) that […]

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 […]

Smoke-free Christmas parties pushed

Smoke-free Christmas parties pushed

By: Tina G. Santos – Reporter / @santostinaINQ Philippine Daily Inquirer / 01:23 AM December 12, 2016 Antitobacco advocates are urging the public to keep their Christmas parties smoke-free by steering clear of cigarettes altogether. “As we go to our string of Christmas get-togethers and parties, let us keep them smoke-free. It will not only […]

NVAP hits move to delay unitary tobac...

NVAP hits move to delay unitary tobacco tax system

By: December 6, 2016 12:06 AM Dried tobacco leaves are sold in a market in Ilocos Norte. BERNARD TESTA/INTERAKSYON  MANILA, Philippines – A group of laryngeal cancer survivors has warned against moves by some tobacco companies to stop a unitary tax system on tobacco products that was scheduled to start January 2017. New Vois […]