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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Quitting smoking? Call DOH free hotlines, says advocate

“We therefore urge all smokers to avail themselves of the free DOH Quit Line and be on their way to enjoy life to the fullest,” Rojas said in a statement.
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Jun 26, 2017 02:54
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Smoking prevalence in PH projected to drop to 15%

With the launching of a national smoking quitline, the Department of Health (DOH) hopes to bring down the smoking prevalence in the country to 15 percent by the end of President Rodrigo Duterte’s term.
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Jun 20, 2017 19:59
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] DOH provides ‘real-time counseling’ for smokers wanting to quit

To access the mobile service, text ‘STOPSMOKE’ to (29290)165364, which a support representative will receive directly instead of a voice operator. The service is available to SMART, Sun Cellular and Globe subscribers.
Manila Times (ph)
added Jun 20, 2017 18:51
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[Asia-pacific] EDITORIAL: June is No Smoking Month in the Philippines

The observance of June as No Smoking Month throughout the country is a very important reminder to those concerned of the serious effects of smoking to the smoker, and those exposed to second-hand smoke (exhaled by the smoker in a room) and third-hand smo
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Jun 20, 2017 10:14
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Anti-smoking unit targets 200 smoke-free properties

THE Anti-Smoking Unit and the Vice Regulation Unit chairperson Voltaire Engracia said that inspectors under his units has declared the first 50 smoke-free establishments in the city after two weeks of inspection. "I am building up the numbers of smoke fre
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added Jun 19, 2017 20:26
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] 90% of young Pinoy smokers want to quit – even as tobacco hooks 1 in 9 early teeners worldwide

Roughly 11 percent of youth aged 13 to 15 around the world use tobacco products like cigarettes and cigars, a global survey of students suggests. In the majority of countries, at least half of current tobacco smokers said they wanted to quit, the study
InterAksyon.com (TV 5) (ph)
added Jun 18, 2017 15:39
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] DOH urges MTRCB to block smoking scenes in movie, TV shows

The Department of Health has appealed to the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) to ban scenes featuring smoking in movies and television shows. Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial said her department would want to work with the
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Jun 17, 2017 16:11
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Female smokers rise to 35.8% in 2016

Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS), 34 percent of every 100 individuals in the city are said to be smokers which is way above the national average of 23 percent. The number of women smokers in the city continue to rise, from the 20.4 percent recorded in 2
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added Jun 16, 2017 21:47
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] DOH frowns on use of 'vapes,' e-cigarettes

The Health Department on Wednesday warned the public against the use of "vapes" and e-cigarettes, in observance of June as the national "No Smoking Month." Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said "vapes" and e-cigarettes contain 7,000 dangerous chemicals that
ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation (ph)
added Jun 15, 2017 15:04
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] HealthJustice wants more control over tobacco

HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank and advocacy group with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, supports the [WHO] in calling all countries to prioritize and accelerate tobacco control efforts as part of the responses to the 2030
Manila Times (ph)
added Jun 3, 2017 16:12
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