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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Threat of second-hand smoke remains high due to inaction of LGUs

[FCTC] on Sunday said the inaction and passiveness of many local government units (LGUs) in the country is the main reason why the threat of second-hand smoke (SHS) remains high. FCAP executive director Dr. Maricar Limpin said many LGU officials have con
PNA (Philippine News Agency) (ph)
added May 29, 2017 15:06

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] What local governments owe tobacco farmers

(With tobacco, even if you don't have money, someone will finance you – for example, Philip [Morris]. They'll give you everything, your daily needs, until you harvest. They even pay you after harvest.) Assistance from their local government unit (LGU), me
Rappler (ph)
added May 29, 2017 01:39

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] LGUs urged: Ban smoking

The threat of secondhand smoke remains high in the country because of local officials’ inaction and passiveness, according to the Framework Convention Alliance on Tobacco Control–Philippines (FCAP). “Many local government units (LGU) opt not to implemen
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added May 28, 2017 23:51

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Public consultations on ‘electronic cigarettes’

CONSULTATIONS on the impact of electronic cigarettes now underway, May 26 at the Ayala, Centrio Mall. Another consultation is set on June 1 in Carmen village, Cagayan de Oro City. The committee on health, sanitation, and health insurance initiates the pub
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added May 27, 2017 23:30

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Mighty Corp faces third tax evasion complaint

Bureau of Internal Revenue on Friday filed a P1.39-billion tax evasion complaint against Mighty Corp, the third such case against the cheap cigarette maker. The complaint stemmed from a raid on Mighty Corp's warehouse in General Santos City last March 24,
ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation (ph)
added May 27, 2017 23:30

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] DOH seeks regulation of e-cigarettes, vapes

Some groups claimed that vapes and e-cigarettes are a safer alternative to tobacco products. But medical experts said there is no evidence to prove this. According to Ubial, e-cigarettes and vaporizers are not included in Executive Order 26, which prohi
Philippine Star (ph)
added May 25, 2017 21:01

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] No place to smoke

The EcoWaste Coalition welcomed the EO on the establishment of smoke-free environments in public and enclosed places. “We laud President Duterte for signing the long-promised E.O. as this will protect the right of every Filipino to be protected against th
Malaya (ph)
added May 24, 2017 15:55

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] PhilHealth asked to cover smoking cessation programs

New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) urged the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to formulate a benefit package that will cover smoking cessation programs.
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added May 23, 2017 13:31

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] DOH eyes controls on e-cigarettes, vaporizers

Electronic cigarettes and vaporizers, although not covered by the newly signed Executive Order No. 26, may still be regulated in the future... “We will just make a separate issuance, like an FDA order,” said Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial in an interview.
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added May 23, 2017 13:15

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Malilong: Smoking ban

when he was mayor of Davao City. In EO 26, he created a Smoke Free Task Force to implement his order and asked for civilian volunteers to apprehend and charge violators. I ask fellow suffering passive smokers to join the task force, once it is organized
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added May 23, 2017 12:31
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