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[Philippines] Bill sought hiking legal smoking age

The antismoking group New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) on Sunday urged lawmakers to pass a measure raising the legal age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21 to cut the prevalence of smoking among Filipino youth. It is well known, however, that
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Apr 13, 2015 10:08

[Philippines] Study shows poor people spend more on tobacco

the poorest households in the country spent a larger proportion of their meager income on tobacco than on food, education, health care or savings. The study showed that a Filipino household with an average monthly income of P5,100 spent 2.6 percent o
added Dec 7, 2014 17:42

[Philippines] 'Per-stick cigarette buyers need to see warnings too'

Tobacco companies on Tuesday largely snubbed an Indonesian law requiring them to put graphic photo warnings on all cigarette packs being sold, marking another setback in a country that's home to the world's highest rate of men smokers and a wild, wild w
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Oct 19, 2014 20:03

[Asia, Philippines] Senate approves graphic health warnings for cigarettes

approved on third and final reading the bill mandating Graphic Health Warnings (GHW) on cigarette packs. On Tuesday, Lawmakers convened a bicameral conference committee on the graphic health warning bill to settle conflicting provisions of a bill. Votin
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added Jun 11, 2014 00:32

[Philippines] Tobacco trade’s ‘tax-dodging’ tricks bared

HealthJustice Philippines managing director Irene Reyes on Monday criticized the strategies being employed by tobacco companies to undermine the sin tax law. These strategies include “front-loading” their production in 2012 to avoid paying the higher ta
Manila Standard (ph)
added Aug 16, 2013 18:58

[Philippines] BAT vows to support government drive vs illegal cigarette trade, tax evasion

Robert Eugenio, BAT Philippines corporate and regulatory affairs head, said the government and the local tobacco industry should unite in protecting the sector against unscrupulous groups that disregard the law by not paying taxes.
Business Mirror (ph)
added Jun 29, 2013 10:17

[Philippines] Cigarette-maker BAT beefs up manufacturing plans in PH

BAT Philippines general manager James Lafferty said the planned factory is in addition to the company's $200 million investment it committed when it was pushing for the passage of the sin tax reform law.
Rappler (ph)
added Jun 5, 2013 17:39

[Philippines] Philippine 'Sponge' Campaign Warns Smokers About Tar In Cigarettes

Eight provinces across the Philippines today launched a new campaign to warn people about the harms of tar in cigarettes. The ad campaign, called 'Sponge,' was developed by the Department of Health with support from University of the Philippines and Worl
Asian Scientist (sg)
added Mar 26, 2013 15:13

[Philippines] Govt asked to reject WHO plan to reduce tobacco output

The Philippine Tobacco Growers’ Association (PTGA) said in a statement that some of the current wordings of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) have gone astray from the FCTC’s original intent.
Business Mirror (ph)
added Oct 28, 2012 17:09

[Philippines] CHANCO: Focus on the tobacco farmers - DEMAND AND SUPPLY

Maybe the current bill can require the Department of Agriculture to mount a program to assist tobacco farmers to shift to other crops. That program should match what Philip Morris is currently doing if it is to be credible at all. Otherwise, the present "
Philippine Star (ph)
added Sep 20, 2012 14:00
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