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[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, one of the region's strictest anti-tobacco laws. The ban, which carries a maximum penalty of four months in jail and a fine of 5,00
Reuters
added May 19, 2017 04:31
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[Asia-pacific, Canada, Philippines] LITERATUS: Flavored tobacco creates a regulatory hole

Since traditional tobacco products are now mandated to be packed with health risk warnings (ours in the Philippines have the gruesome look of darkened lungs transformed by smoking)—which they cannot fight off—Canadian tobacco manufacturers instead joined
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added May 17, 2017 15:30
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] 8 Ilocos Norte officials cited for contempt for ‘snubbing’ House probe on tobacco tax

The House of Representatives yesterday cited in contempt eight Ilocos Norte provincial officials for their continued failure to appear before a congressional probe into alleged misuse of the tobacco excise tax.
Daily Tribune (ph)
added May 17, 2017 15:30
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Lucio Co, BAT eye Mighty rescue

Retail tycoon Lucio Co, in partnership with British American Tobacco (BAT), is reportedly being lured to rescue Mighty Corp., the cigarette company at the center of a multibillion-peso tax stamp issue, industry sources said over the weekend.
Philippine Star (ph)
added May 18, 2017 07:17
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Controversial revised e-cigarette ordinance passed

there is a need to pass an evidence-based ordinance regulating the use of electronic cigarettes in public places and conveyances, including its advertising and promotion, in line with the latest studies on this class of products. The said ordinance needs
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added May 13, 2017 01:47
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Tougher anti-smoking law on Tuesday

THE entire force of the City Government of Baguio and police together with the village officials and concerned citizens will strictly implement the newly-approved Anti-Smoking Ordinance. Dr. Donnabel Tubera, medical officer IV of the City Epidemiology Sur
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added May 9, 2017 21:31
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] 2015 tobacco survey shows cigarette use rising among students aged 13 to 15

Despite a decline in the number of Filipino adult smokers, there has been an increase in the ranks of teen smokers between the ages of 13 and 15 in the past four years. The data was based on the 2015 Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) released last week
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added May 7, 2017 19:59
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] EO on PH smoking ban on ‘finishing touches'

Duterte’s intention to make the country 100 percent smoke-free in public places is “never waning,” according to Health Secretary Dr. Paulyn Jean B. Rosell-Ubial. “Actually, the President is really bent on implementing the EO [executive order on smoking i
Manila Standard (ph)
added May 7, 2017 20:26
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Fewer Filipino adult smokers in 2015 – survey

'Drastically raising the tobacco excise taxes proved to be the single most effective way of reducing tobacco use among smokers in the Philippines,' says the Philippines' health department
Rappler (ph)
added May 7, 2017 20:27
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Number of young smokers on the rise — survey

Despite a decline in the number of Filipino adult smokers, younger smokers aged 13 to 15 went up in the past four years. This was according to the 2015 Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) released on Friday by the Department of Health’s Epidemiology Bure
Cebu Daily News (ph)
added May 5, 2017 21:03
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