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[Asia-pacific] Japan Tobacco nears final deal for Philippines' Mighty

The deal would be JT's third-largest in the cigarette business in the past decade, trailing only the more than 2 trillion yen ($18 billion) purchase of British-based Gallaher Group and the acquisition of non-U.S. rights to a Reynolds American brand for a
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Jul 22, 2017 21:00

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] BAT okay with Duterte's planned no-smoking EO

(BAT) Philippines CEO James Michael Lafferty said BAT...would have no issue with the imposition of the ban on smoking in public places. “Such bans are already being implemented throughout the country at varying degrees of enforcement, as already enshrin
Business Mirror (ph)
added Oct 10, 2016 16:56

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Graphic warnings help reduce smoking – US study

GRAPHIC warnings printed on cigarette packs about the dangerous effects of smoking have encouraged more smokers to reduce smoking or quit the habit altogether than text-only warnings, a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina has fou
Manila Times (ph)
added Aug 29, 2016 21:30

[Philippines] Tobacco sector moving to delay health warnings law implementation–advocates

THE New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) criticized the tobacco industry for allegedly delaying the implementation of the graphic health warnings (GHW) law. NVAP President Emer Rojas said the absence of implementing rules and regulations (IRR)
Business Mirror (ph)
added Feb 1, 2016 18:15

[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
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