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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] MTRCB urged to rate films with smoking scenes

A group of health advocates, composed mainly by cancer survivors, yesterday urged the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) to heed the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) call to rate movies that show people smoking cigarettes.
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Feb 7, 2016 17:54

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] PH asks WTO to force Thailand to comply on cigarette import ruling

The move was prompted by a legal action taken by the Thai government against Philip Morris Thailand which imports cigarettes from its Philippine affiliate. This was viewed by the Philippines as inconsistent with the WTO decision that ruled against Thail
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Feb 3, 2016 14:47

[Philippines] Tobacco sector moving to delay health warnings law implementation–advocates

THE New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) criticized the tobacco industry for allegedly delaying the implementation of the graphic health warnings (GHW) law. NVAP President Emer Rojas said the absence of implementing rules and regulations (IRR)
Business Mirror (ph)
added Feb 1, 2016 18:15

[Philippines] Gensan's Anti-Smoking Task Force warns smokers to abide by ordinance

On Monday, the Anti-Smoking Task Force has arrested some 30 individuals caught smoking at restricted areas. They were brought to police station for questioning. But police released them on the same day citing the unavailability of citation ticket.
added Jan 30, 2016 22:27

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Tobacco industry seeks issuance of delayed IRR

Tobacco players are alarmed over the delay in the issuance of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) on the Graphic Health Warning (GHW) law, Republic Act 10643.
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Jan 29, 2016 13:24

[Asia, Asia-pacific] 'Philippines should demand Thailand's compliance with WTO cigarette ruling'

ppines should compel Thailand to abide by the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) ruling on the cigarette-tax case, after Bangkok slapped tax-evasion charges against Philip Morris Thailand (PMT), a legal expert said over the weekend. Lawyer Anthony Abad, wh
Business Mirror (ph)
added Jan 25, 2016 22:07

[Philippines, Thailand] Tobacco giant Philip Morris faces $2.2 billion Thai tax fine

Tobacco giant Philip Morris is facing an eye-watering $2.2 billion fine if found guilty of dodging tax on cigarette imports to Thailand, prosecutors said Tuesday. The allegations are part of a long simmering tax dispute between the kingdom and the local
Medical Xpress (
added Jan 20, 2016 18:38

[Asia, Philippines] 7-Eleven told in Davao: Stop selling cigarettes

THE Davao City's Anti-Smoking Task Force (ASTF) had asked the international convenience store chain 7-Eleven to either stop selling cigarettes or risk its business permit. This, after the ASTF observed that a number of convenience stores in the city are
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added Jan 4, 2016 04:18

[Philippines] NTA-Abra braces tobacco farmers for El Nino

National Tobacco Administration (NTA) is taking necessary measures to support the tobacco farmers in order to maintain high quality products and high productivity with the expected El Nino.
added Dec 30, 2015 23:12

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Smokers told: Keep Christmas parties healthy

New Vois Association of the Philippines president Emer Rojas said Monday the endless feasting on buffets and long conversations...usually accompany smoking, exposing loved ones and even children to the dangers of secondhand smoke.
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Dec 16, 2015 05:03
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