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[Philippines] Health advocates urge Duterte to veto tobacco tax rate in TRAIN Bill

Some doctors and health advocates want to change the provision on excise tax on tobacco products under the Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN)Bill. For them, the tax rate increase is insufficient and questionable as it only came into the pictur
UNTV (ph)
added Dec 18, 2017 16:37
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[Philippines] Observe smoke-free holiday, Pinoys urged

A group of cancer survivors yesterday urged the public, particularly cigarette smokers, to observe a smoke-free holiday. Smokers should allow their families and friends to enjoy the holidays without exposing themselves to risks posed by tobacco smoking,
Philippine News
added Dec 18, 2017 21:12
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[Asia-pacific, Europe, Philippines] Global tobacco protocol short of 6 countries to become international treaty in 2018

The Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade on Tobacco... But to date, only 34 countries party to the convention have ratified it. And in Asia Pacific, where billions of dollars are lost to government revenues from illicit tobacco trade, only one country, Mon
Devex
added Dec 18, 2017 16:23
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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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