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Smoking ban EO 'positive step' to smoke-free PH – advocates

May 20, 2017 - 10:46 AM

Ulysses Dorotheo of the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance notes however that Executive Order 26 is not as strong as the Davao ordinance

Will we see plain cigarette packs under a Duterte presidency?

May 31, 2016 - 10:50 PM

On May 31 World No Tobacco Day the WHO urges countries to remove logos colors brand images or promotional information on cigarette packs

WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY. For 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) urges countries to implement the plain packaging of tobacco products. Plain packaging photo from WHO brochure

Health advocates to tobacco firms: We're watching you

Mar 03, 2016 - 1:31 PM

Tobacco control advocates remind manufacturers to start printing cigarette packs with graphic health warnings

GRAPHIC HEALTH WARNINGS. Rommel Arriola (L) of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Alliance, Philippines, together with New Vois Association of the Philippines President Emer Rojas (C) and Ang Nars Representative Leah Paquiz (R) present scary cigarette packs from other countries. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Bloomberg lauds PH for sin tax law

Mar 19, 2015 - 9:18 PM

The Department of Finance and Department of Health receive the 2015 Awards for Global Tobacco Control from Bloomberg Philanthropies

A WIN FOR SIN TAX. Michael Bloomberg gives the Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards for Global Tobacco Control to DOF Undersecretary Jeremias Paul Jr and DOH Assistant Secretary Paulyn Rosell-Ubial. Photo from Ulysses Dorotheo/SEATCA

‘NTA liable for unnecessary interaction with Mighty Corp’

Aug 18, 2014 - 8:58 PM

The agency and tax issue ridden cigarette firm Mighty were together in a tree planting activity which a think tank says is a ‘no no’

PH a step closer to graphic health warning on cigarettes

Jun 10, 2014 - 6:55 PM

The bicameral conference committee approves the bill that seeks to cover half of cigarette packs with images of the health risks caused by smoking

EFFECTIVE. The image is a sample graphic warning used by the Australian government, and posted on the WHO website.

Anti-smoking group to cigarette companies: 'Don't target the youth'

Apr 21, 2014 - 2:24 PM

Anti smoking advocates say cigarette companies are deliberately targeting the youth and circumventing the law

Delay in graphic warning bill 'persecuting Filipinos' – groups

Apr 16, 2014 - 1:12 PM

A 2008 Australian study shows exposure to graphic health warnings can make smokers think twice about smoking

Why PH wants an end to the 'Be Marlboro' campaign

Mar 13, 2014 - 7:02 PM

The latest advertisements of the Philip Morris product targets to get teenagers hooked on smoking to replace its old market a study says

BE MARLBORO. This is a picture of an outdoor billboard in Germamny. Photo from WhyQuit

The last cigarette

Jan 18, 2014 - 10:00 PM

Here are stories of 3 people who quit smoking and put that toxic addiction behind them

Newsbreak, ABS-CBN cited for tobacco reporting

Mar 29, 2012 - 10:05 AM

Journalists and NGOs combating tobacco industry interference recognized for their efforts

AWARDS. HealthJustice Philippines' award ceremony on March 28.

Why Mike Bloomberg loves this Pinoy group

Mar 23, 2012 - 6:24 PM

HealthJustice gets a grant from Mike Bloomberg to implement its tobacco control plans