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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] House urged to investigate Sudipen for tobacco tax fund misuse

to launch a probe on the matter following complaints from tobacco farmers in the municipality of Sudipen that their share in the tobacco excise tax was supposedly spent on “irrelevant’” projects. “According to Republic Act 7171, the share of the municipa
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Nov 29, 2015 15:54

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia, Philippines] Home-grown militants link to cigarette smuggling uncovered

a recent intelligence report commissioned by industry players concluded that home-grown militants have also resorted to such smuggling activities to fund their terror activities in the region. Organised crime syndicates are involved in illicit cigarette s
Rakyat Post (my)
added Nov 23, 2015 17:51

[Philippines] E-cigarettes with nicotine may aid smoking cessation

About 9% of smokers who used e-cigarettes that contained nicotine were able to stop smoking at up to one year, compared with about 4% of smokers who used nicotine-free e-cigarettes, according to a small-scale data review published in the Cochrane Databas
Philippine Star (ph)
added Nov 23, 2015 16:09

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Hontiveros to tobacco firms: No excuses, use graphic health warning

Former PhilHealth director Risa Hontiveros urged tobacco companies to "stop making excuses" and start releasing cigarette packs containing graphics health warnings (GHW). "The tobacco companies already had one year to comply with the measure. They should
Rappler (ph)
added Nov 11, 2015 21:30

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Samal imposes ban on public smoking

The “No Smoking” sign is up in the Island Garden City of Samal (Igacos), a prime tourist destination... Samal officials, however, will implement the ban on public smoking gradually as they brace for opposition from businesses cashing in on more than half
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Nov 11, 2015 00:51

[Asia, Philippines, Thailand] Govt sizes up Philip Morris WTO claim / Commerce staff deny opposing lawsuit

The government is not sure whether a World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling cited by tobacco giant Philip Morris will have any impact on a lawsuit it is set to file against the firm. Philip Morris (Thailand) Limited (PMTL) is accused of making false decl
Bangkok Post (th)
added Nov 5, 2015 02:13

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Oxford Economics rejects bias claims over tobacco studies

again rejected claims that its tobacco trade reports were flawed given funding from industry giant Philip Morris. With the upcoming release later this year of the “Asia-16 Illicit Tobacco Indicator 2014” and given the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Allian
Manila Times (ph)
added Sep 30, 2015 17:09

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Marked fall in illicit cigarette trade seen

Oxford Economics is hopeful for a marked decline in illicit cigarette trade this year with the full year implementation of the tax stamp system of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). Oliver Salmon, Oxford Economics senior economist for Asia, said the P
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Sep 29, 2015 21:06

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] ‘Sin’ taxes blow out smoking in PH, but gives life to illicit cigarette trade

The higher “sin” taxes on cigarettes have steadily cut smoking in the Philippines, but it has also buttressed the sales of cheaper products that allegedly evade tax payments. A preliminary report of UK-based Oxford Economics on the Philippines’ illicit t
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Sep 29, 2015 21:00

[Philippines] De Lima urges public to adhere to smoking ban

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima is encouraging the public to strictly adhere to the law banning smoking in public places. Section 5 of Republic Act No. 9211, or the “Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003”, prohibits smoking in the following public places: cent
Manila Times (ph)
added Sep 25, 2015 11:24
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