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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] Davao City collects P2 million in anti-smoking fines

government says it has collected nearly P2 million in fines and penalties from anti-smoking violators over the first six months of 2014...violators included a number of young people, under 18 years of age, caught smoking in night spots. Some violators wer
InterAksyon.com (TV 5) (ph)
added Aug 17, 2014 06:31
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[Asia, Philippines] Cuizon: The good news

THE Sin Tax Reform Law has reduced the number of Filipino smokers of the country! The government has earned more money through this tax to use in health programs, and less people are buying smoke, especially the young boys in the slums who can now hardl
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added Aug 16, 2014 20:12
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[Philippines] Maasin derives pride from No Smoking sign

Unlike other places in the country, a "No Smoking" sign has become a source of pride and resentment to residents in this city where mere possession of cigarette lighter is considered a serious crime, city officials said on Monday. Mayor Maloney Samaco sa
Manila Standard Today (ph)
added Aug 11, 2014 15:40
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[Philippines] Farmers told to plant tobacco ahead of dry spell

Farmers in the Ilocos region were asked to plant tobacco ahead of the usual cropping season to reduce the impact of the emerging dry spell that is expected to occur beginning September. The National Tobacco Administration said the usual transplanting se
PHILIPPINE INFORMATION AGENCY (ph)
added Aug 11, 2014 15:13
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Graphic smoking warnings delayed despite new law in Philippines

"We wanted only a six-month (transition) period. But that is what the legislators said. There is nothing we can do," the leader of the department's tobacco control office, Marilisa Calvadores, told AFP.
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Aug 8, 2014 08:32
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] PH delays graphic warnings on cigarette packs despite law

The tobacco industry is able to convince government that it should be allowed to use up its stocks that don't bear graphic health warnings – until May 2016 / Graphic warnings on Philippine cigarette packets will not appear for almost two years more despi
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Aug 7, 2014 13:37
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[Philippines] PALABRICA: Tobacco firms' new challenge

For the right price, there is no dearth of lawyers who will, with salivating interest, agree to invoke all kinds of legal arguments, even if absurd or strained, to prevent the full implementation of this law or dilute its intended effects.
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Aug 3, 2014 15:50
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco asks gov't to adopt tax stamp scheme

Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corp Inc (PMFTC) said it welcomes the government's success in more than doubling tax collections from tobacco products after the passage of the Sin Tax Reform Law. "However we contend that there are opportunities for billion
InterAksyon.com (TV 5) (ph)
added Jul 31, 2014 13:54
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[Philippines] Tobacco report questioned

Lawmakers have strongly criticized Philip Morris for allegedly using a meritless study to “deceive” the public and policy makers in a bid to regain control of the country’s multibillion-peso tobacco industry. “We cannot rely on questionable studies used a
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Jul 29, 2014 08:59
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] International anti-tobacco group rejects report on illicit trade

Asia-11 Illicit Tobacco Indicator, a report that supposedly details illicit trade in eight Asian countries including the Philippines, was “more myth than fact.” SEATCA called for an outright rejection of the report, saying it was not an independent study
Manila Standard Today (ph)
added Jul 23, 2014 14:01
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