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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Executive order sought vs smoking in public

Tobacco-control advocates are seeking the signing of an executive order (EO) that bans smoking in public places. Statistics show that 10 Filipinos die every hour because of tobacco-related diseases, including lung cancer, heart ailments, diabetes, erect
Manila Times (ph)
added Jan 15, 2017 19:34

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] DOH chief opposes bill on 2-tier cigarette tax

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial made a stand against the House bill seeking to impose a two-tier excise tax structure on cigarettes. "We have a number of health champions in Senate, and we're hoping that it will not push through in the Senate," Ubial said
Rappler (ph)
added Jan 13, 2017 16:26

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Solon seeks to institutionalize ban on tobacco advertisement

Fortun filed House Bill 4713, seeking to institutionalize a comprehensive ban on all forms of tobacco advertising, promotions and sponsorships (TAPS) in the country. The said bill seeks to prohibit the placing, posting, or displaying tobacco advertise
added Jan 13, 2017 16:25

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] PMFTC looks to expand in Mindanao, says Agri chief

is eyeing to expand in Mindanao, seeing the area’s favorable climate conditions as viable for tobacco leaves cultivation, according to Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol. “They’re looking at Mindanao for expansion areas because of the favorable clima
Business World (ph)
added Jan 9, 2017 20:47

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Black Nazarene devotees reminded that Rizal Park is a No Smoking, No Littering Zone

A group promoting a trash-less “Traslacion” has reminded the followers of the Black Nazarene to faithfully observe the “no smoking, no littering” of Rizal Park where the night-long vigil will take place on January 8. The EcoWaste Coalition, a waste and
added Jan 8, 2017 23:57

[Asia-pacific, India, Philippines] CSC clarification

statement by the Civil Service Commission and the Department of Health The following statement clarifies the issues raised in various publications, including the Business Mirror, relative to the participation of the CSC Chairperson during the World Healt
Business Mirror (ph)
added Jan 6, 2017 01:11

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] KATIGBAK: A less smoke-filled beginning in 2017

I am happy that President Duterte has taken up the cudgels against smoking in public places. This tough no-smoking order is the toughest anti-tobacco laws in the country and implementation is going to be difficult overall, but I think it’s an important l
Philippine Star (ph)
added Jan 4, 2017 06:05

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Why unitary cigarette tax is strongly opposed

all cigarettes – regardless of price per pack – would pay a uniform P30 excise tax... Perhaps the most potent argument for proceeding with the scheduled shift to a unitary tax is the mighty opposition of Mighty Corp., the largest manufacturer of low-price
Manila Standard (ph)
added Jan 3, 2017 07:21

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] La Trinidad to penalize smokers

“We have distributed fliers towards the year end and we will really penalize them. No more verbal warnings since we had the information and dissemination campaign in almost all public places especially in stores and bars,” Macli-ing said. Mayor Romeo Sal
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added Jan 1, 2017 23:40

[Asia-pacific, India, Philippines] PH backs e-cigarettes restrictions

THE Philippines is supporting World Health Organization (WHO)-backed proposals to regulate Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), or e-cigarettes—the use of which is popularly known as “vaping”—presented during the seventh biennial Conference of Pa
Manila Times (ph)
added Dec 19, 2016 23:10
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