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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] E-cigarettes not covered by smoking ban EO

Executive Order (EO) 26 or the nationwide smoking ban in all public places does not cover electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial confirmed to Rappler on Friday, May 19. "We will include [it] when we have more [information] a
Rappler (ph)
added May 19, 2017 13:00

[Asia-pacific] Philippines' tough public smoking ban gets broad support

anti-tobacco activists hailing it as a victory and some smokers saying they were now prepared to kick the habit. Even an industry lobby group, the Philippine Tobacco Institute (PTI), said it supported the regulation and acknowledged the health objectives
added May 19, 2017 12:57

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Anti-smoking, health groups welcome smoking ban order

“Finally, we now have a government policy that will lead the country closer than ever to seeing a smoke-free Philippines. We thank President Duterte for making it happen. Truly, change has come in terms of protecting Filipinos from the threat of cigarett
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added May 19, 2017 12:56

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Doctor: Raising legal smoking to age 21 could significantly reduce smoking prevalence

a pulmonologist, in a press conference yesterday, said that there is a need for government to raise the minimum legal age for smoking from 18 to 21 to significantly reduce the number of smokers, particularly, young first-time smokers in the country.
Philippine Star (ph)
added May 19, 2017 12:40

[Asia-pacific] Duterte Orders Strict Smoking Ban in Philippines, and Asks Citizens to Help

The executive order, signed this week and made public on Thursday, forbids the use of tobacco, including electronic cigarettes, in all public spaces, even sidewalks. It also prohibits anyone under 18 from “using, selling or buying cigarettes or tobacco p
New York Times
added May 19, 2017 05:29

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Duterte signs nationwide no-smoking order

The new EO -- which replicates on a national level an existing law in Davao City where Mr. Duterte was mayor for more than two decades �“ was signed on May 16, according to the Office of the Executive Secretary. EO 26 sets strict guidelines on designate
Business World (ph)
added May 19, 2017 04:30

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Government goes all out so youth can resist tobacco addiction

ENCARNITA Blanco-Limpin, Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) executive director, said it would really be better if young people will not start smoking. “If parents are smoking, then don’t show your children,” said Limpin, who is also a physi
Business Mirror (ph)
added May 19, 2017 14:47

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Duterte signs order banning smoking in public

Selling, distribution and purchasing of tobacco products from minors are also prohibited, according to EO 26. Individuals caught selling or distributing cigarettes to minors cannot use not knowing the real age of the minor as a defense, according to the
Philippine News
added May 19, 2017 04:35

[Asia-pacific] Philippines' Duterte gets tough on tobacco with ban on smoking in public

Duterte has signed an executive order banning smoking in public across the second-most populous country in Southeast Asia...covers both indoor and outdoor smoking, presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said on Thursday. It also covers existing bans on t
added May 18, 2017 16:09
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] CHUA: National smoking ban

If we, as a people and as a nation, are really serious in eliminating all the smoking-related killer diseases that snuff out more than 240 lives a day, yes, a day, not a month, causing the loss of loved ones and family devastation, promulgating a nation
Asian Journal (The Filipino-American (FilAm) Community Newspaper)
added May 18, 2017 08:51
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