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[Philippines] Street prices of cigarettes go up as new 'sin' tax takes effect

Sidewalk vendors raised their selling prices for a stick of cigarette on Tuesday, Jan. 1, the day the controversial sin tax reform law takes effect, even before the first batch of tobacco products actually carrying higher excise taxes hit the market.
GMANews.TV (ph)
added Jan 1, 2013 12:21

[Philippines] Cigarette maker to invest $200-M after sin tax bill approved

British American Tobacco (BAT) said it will proceed with its 5-year US$200 million investment in the Philippines after the sin tax bill, which increases the overall excise tax slapped on cigarettes and alcohol products, got the nod of lawmakers.
Rappler (ph)
added Dec 11, 2012 13:48

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Tobacco output seen falling below 50,000 MT

Philippine tobacco output this year may not reach 50,000 metric tons (MT), as the decline in the demand for cigarettes discouraged farmers from planting the cash crop, the National Tobacco Administration (NTA) said on Wednesday.
Business Mirror (ph)
added Sep 7, 2017 01:58

[Asia, Cambodia, China, Korea - South, Philippines] Spotlight: Countries hold events to advocate no tobacco life

In Phnom Penh, more than 100 Cambodian anti-tobacco activists and officials on Friday marked the World No Tobacco Day, urging smokers to stop smoking at public areas and workplaces. Bun Serey, vice-governor of Phnom Penh Municipality, said the City Hall
Xinhua Newswire
added May 31, 2015 11:24

[Philippines] Stubbing out a costly addiction

The 2013 National Nutrition and Health Survey (NNHeS) reveals there were 3.2 million fewer Filipinos smoking after the passage of the Sin Tax Law, averting about 32,000 smoking-related deaths and billions worth of economic burden.
Business World (ph)
added Nov 16, 2014 16:11

[Philippines] Lingering ‘third-hand smoke’ can cause cancer, say experts

Lingering on surfaces, items, clothes and body parts long after you've finished smoking is what is known as "third-hand smoke." This refers to the "particles and gases na naiwan kahit pinatay na yung sigarilyo," said Dr. Rachel Rosario of the Philippine
GMANews.TV (ph)
added Jan 27, 2014 13:02

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] PH has most female smokers in ASEAN

The Philippines has the highest number of female smokers among the 10 member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, a 2012 survey conducted by the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance shows. (TV 5) (ph)
added Jul 12, 2013 07:59

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] Group asks gov’t to require graphic warning on cigarette packs

An international civil society group has called on the government to require tobacco companies to print on cigarette packs graphic images of diseases caused by smoking. Bungon Ritthiphakdee, Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance director, said that th
Business World (ph)
added Jul 9, 2013 16:27

[Philippines] FDA: Second-hand smoke from e-cigarettes may be harmful to your health

E-cigarettes, the seemingly innocent alternative to the real thing, may not be that harmless after all, the Food and Drug Administration said as it issued an advisory identifying the "volatile" substances in the device and its emitted smoke.
GMANews.TV (ph)
added Jun 27, 2013 11:54

[Philippines] Filipino smokers urged to quit life-threatening vice

leading research-based healthcare company Novartis Healthcare Philippines, the Department of Health (DOH) and major medical societies recently observed World Hypertension Day (WHD) by appealing to Filipinos to quit smoking for their and their loved one’s
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Jun 1, 2013 12:45
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