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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] LGUs reminded to strictly enforce smoking ban

With the abundance of merriment and parties this yuletide season, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) reminded the local government units (LGUs) to strictly enforce the smoking ban in government offices, schools, hospitals and othe
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Dec 12, 2017 01:06
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Health advocates flood social media to oppose ‘measly’ P5 hike in tobacco tax in bicam

Health advocates have flooded the twitter and social media accounts of members of the bicameral committee deliberating on tax reform to oppose the increase of tobacco tax rate by a rate they deem measly – P5 pesos per pack, reportedly proposed by Marikina
InterAksyon.com (TV 5) (ph)
added Dec 12, 2017 01:04
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Labor, farmers appeal to bicam on tobacco excise tax

The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), PhilTobacco Growers Association (PTGA) and the Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) expressed their opposition to raise anew the tobacco excise tax, citing the significant reduction in production and huge j
Philippine Star (ph)
added Dec 11, 2017 12:34
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] REYES: Don’t be a drag / On smoking and its preventive measures

Since 1990, the Philippines has 35 percent smokers among men that has not changed... While our current government provides programs and regulations on smoking, it will be a while before we can say that these have been effective. But change always starts a
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Dec 5, 2017 03:01
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Cancer survivors welcome ‘truth in ads’ order

“The corrective statements only confirmed what the international health community has been saying all these years – that tobacco companies used deceit in marketing and that their products are nothing but deadly,” New Vois Association of the Philippines (
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Nov 29, 2017 00:39
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Cancer survivors hope PH adopts U.S. truth in ads order on big tobacco

The New Vois Association of the Philippines said American big tobacco, led by Philip Morris USA, were to run ads on smoking in 50 print and online media starting November 26 in compliance with a 2006 court decision that found them “guilty of violating ra
InterAksyon.com (TV 5) (ph)
added Nov 29, 2017 00:39
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Big tobacco wins in smoke-friendly Southeast Asia, says report

A global treaty to fight the health impact of tobacco has suffered substantial setbacks in Southeast Asia, home to some of the world's highest concentrations of smokers, a watchdog group said Monday. The powerful tobacco lobby last year stopped proposed c
Rappler (ph)
added Nov 27, 2017 15:17
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Immunotherapy Treatment: New hope in the fight against lung cancer

“We come to realize that the immune system doesn’t attack the cancer because it is weak, it’s because the immune system is unable to recognize the cancer for what it is,” said Wong. As immunotherapy gains approval from the Philippine Food and Drug Admi
Malaya (ph)
added Nov 26, 2017 23:21
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] The winning blow

This seems to be Sen. Manny Pacquiao’s way of putting a stop to smoking in the country once and for all. Specifically, he wants to double the excise tax on tobacco products from P30 to P60 per pack of cigarettes starting in 2018 and a nine percent incre
Philippine Star (ph)
added Nov 25, 2017 22:18
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] Students urge undecided senators to back proposed tobacco tax hike

Students from different universities and organizations gathered on Wednesday, November 22, in the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman to launch a campaign that urges legislators to back a proposal to increase tobacco tax. They wrote letters to unde
Rappler (ph)
added Nov 23, 2017 02:21
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