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[Asia, Philippines, Thailand] Govt sizes up Philip Morris WTO claim / Commerce staff deny opposing lawsuit

The government is not sure whether a World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling cited by tobacco giant Philip Morris will have any impact on a lawsuit it is set to file against the firm. Philip Morris (Thailand) Limited (PMTL) is accused of making false decl
Bangkok Post (th)
added Nov 5, 2015 02:13

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] Anti-smoking group to cigarette companies: 'Don't target the youth'

At a time where all forms of tobacco advertisement should be banned, tobacco companies circumvent these prohibitions this way: providing free store signages to the millions of sari-sari stores in the country, reaching the very people who ought to be prot
Rappler (ph)
added Apr 21, 2014 10:39

[Philippines] Sin tax law reduced smoking among Pinoys: experts

Groups that supported the passage of the sin tax law said concrete gains have been realized in terms of reducing the consumption of cigarettes among Filipinos. In a joint statement released by 24 health, medical, and youth organizations, they said: “We c
ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation (ph)
added Mar 18, 2014 09:02

[Philippines] 10 Filipinos die hourly due to smoking-related illnesses - Drilon

Senate President Franklin Drilon said Monday as he co-sponsored a bill requiring picture warnings on cigarette packaging with the aim of reducing smoking incidence in the country. "Our Department of Health (DOH) estimates that 87,000 Filipinos succumb an
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Mar 4, 2014 10:11

[Philippines] Rappler Health advocates hail shutdown of Mighty cigarette warehouse

Civil society groups lauded a move by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and Department of Finance (DOF) to shut down the importation warehouse of Mighty Corporation over alleged smuggling. In a statement, the coalition comprised of Action for Economic Reforms
Rappler (ph)
added Feb 4, 2014 10:54

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] E-cigarettes won't help you quit; can also cause stroke, hypertension, heart attack - WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has weighed in on the debate over the safety of electronic cigarettes, warning countries to regulate these amid findings they could cause hypertension, heart attacks and strokes. For one, e-cigarettes contain "pure nic (TV 5) (ph)
added Jul 9, 2013 12:21

Largest human 'no smoking' sign: Philippines breaks Guinness world record

Wearing red, black and white long-sleeved shirts, 13,892 participants formed the "no smoking" sign on the soccer field of the state-run Bicol University (BU) in Legazpi City, setting the new world record for the Largest human 'no smoking' sign, according
World Record Academy
added Jul 5, 2013 12:14

[Philippines] Cigarette: A killer that travels in packs

‘IT will indeed kill more people in the next two decades than HIV/AIDS, accidents, homicides, and suicides combined,” wrote Dr. Michael L. Tan in his column, “Pinoy Kasi.” “It kills and it disables, affecting not just the patient but their families and
Business Mirror (ph)
added May 29, 2013 12:04

[Philippines] Veteran insider to succeed retiring Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco president

Cigarette maker Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corp. Inc. (PMFTC) will have a new president starting May 1, succeeding Chris Nelson who is retiring effective on the same date. In an emailed statement, the company said Nelson will be succeeded by Paul Ril
GMANews.TV (ph)
added Apr 25, 2013 14:10

[Philippines] Tobacco firm'€™s investment worries health advocates

Health advocates on Friday expressed concern over the decision of British American Tobacco (BAT) to invest $200 million in the Philippines.
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Dec 15, 2012 21:27
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