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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] LGUs asked to lead in anti-smoking ban

An anti-smoking advocate is asking the country’s local government units (LGUs) to come up with their respective ordinances for the full enforcement of Executive Order No. 26 which calls for a nationwide smoking ban in public places. Emer Rojas, preside
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Jul 23, 2017 19:57

[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] Taguig, Makati intensify no smoking campaign

The local governments of Taguig and Makati cities have intensified their campaign against smoking in line with the implementation of the National Smoking Ban beginning July 22 (Saturday), a move that aims to ensure a smoke-free environment and harness a h
added Jul 24, 2017 22:03

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Police vows to strictly enforce EO 26

Smokers across Central Visayas will have to take the smoking ban seriously as police authorities in the region intend to fully implement the President’s new order beginning tomorrow (Sunday), July 23. Police Regional Office (PRO-7) director Chief Supt.
Cebu Daily News (ph)
added Jul 21, 2017 23:31

[Philippines] Philippine Legislator Urges Approval of Vape Regulations

Rodel Batocabe, a Party-list Representative from Ako Bicol party, asked the Congress’ House Committee on Health to immediately approve a bill which seeks to regulate the use of vape products. House Bill 3330 or the “Vaporized Nicotine Product Regulation
Press Release Rocket
added Jul 21, 2017 23:31

[Asia-pacific] Philippines to accept Mighty Corp's $69-million initial payment of unpaid tax

The Philippines on Thursday said it would accept the first 3.5-billion-peso ($69-million) installment of Mighty Corp's hefty unpaid tax bill, but had not settled arrears with the cigarette maker sought to be acquired by Japan Tobacco Inc.
added Jul 20, 2017 18:51

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Excise-tax reforms should not kill Ilocos tobacco production

Tobacco farmers in the province of Ilocos Norte were to persist in tobacco farming no matter the challenges of higher excise tax and the graphic health warning on cigarette packs, as demand continues to rise, according to Batac City Mayor Albert D. Chua
Business Mirror (ph)
added Jul 19, 2017 14:55

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Ilocos farmers won’t abandon tobacco despite Sin Tax -- mayor

Tobacco production is not expected to dwindle almost five years since the Sin Tax reforms became law, with the government intending to discourage smoking, a mayor from the Ilocos region, a key growing area, said. Some 52% of the total tobacco farmers in
Business World (ph)
added Jul 18, 2017 01:52

[Philippines] Health Department: Nationwide smoking ban starts July 22

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said the ban will start even if the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) — the set guidelines to assure compliance with the executive order — are still being finalized. "Unfortunately there's a lot of vetting that has t
added Jul 17, 2017 14:00

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] WHO hit on e-cigarettes info

“Local anti-tobacco groups should realize that the WHO is not infallible and repeating wrong information on e-cigarettes will not make it correct,” said Tom Pinlac, president of The Vapers Philippines. “The WHO, which believes that the only way to red
Manila Standard (ph)
added Jul 16, 2017 15:30
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