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Cancer survivors slam move to delay n...

Cancer survivors slam move to delay new tobacco tax system

Published December 6, 2016, 10:00 PM by Charina Clarisse L. Echaluce An anti-smoking group, composed of cancer survivors, yesterday slammed the move to delay the implementation of the unitary tax system on tobacco products that was scheduled to start this January. New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) President Emer Rojas accused the tobacco industry […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Plain packaging of cigarettes eyed to...

Plain packaging of cigarettes eyed to further discourage smoking

Published November 6, 2016, 10:00 PM by Charina Clarisse L. Echaluce Amid the recent implementation of the graphic health warnings (GHW) law, the Department of Health (DOH) bared that it is inclined to likewise push for plain packaging of cigarettes. Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial cited studies which showed that plain packaging of tobacco products […]

Full compliance with cigarette law pr...

Full compliance with cigarette law pressed

4 November 2016: New Vios Association of the Philippines (NVAP) President Emer Rojas said while legitimate points of sale in Metro Manila have started complying with the law, ambulant vendors and many retailers in the provinces are still non-compliant. “We want to reiterate our call to distributors to recall non-compliant cigarette packs from retailers and […]

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 […]