World No Tobacco Day - updates

Rappler's latest stories on World No Tobacco Day


WHO decries Big Tobacco bid to rebrand World No Tobacco Day

May 30, 2019 - 12:10 AM

WHO voices concern at attempts by Philip Morris International to co-opt international efforts for its own campaign this week promoting new vaping and heated tobacco products as part of the solution to the world's smoking epidemic

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Want to avoid a broken heart? Quit smoking, says DOH

May 31, 2018 - 5:53 PM

For 2018, the Department of Health adopts the World Health Organization's theme for World No Tobacco Day which emphasizes the link between smoking and heart disease

Heartbreaker? Smoking causing millions of heart attacks, strokes – WHO

May 31, 2018 - 9:15 AM

On World No Tobacco Day, the World Health Organization hails that smoking has declined significantly since year 2000, but warns that there are still far too many people indulging in the dangerous habit

Smoking: A rundown on lighting up

May 30, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Here are some facts and figures ahead of the United Nations' World No Tobacco Day Thursday, May 31

How to quit smoking – for good

May 31, 2017 - 12:09 PM

Some of you may be going through the same struggle. You know it's not good for you, but you're stuck in a cycle of feeling deprived and craving and relapsing. It's all right – I've been there too many times to count

WHO lauds PH health chief for 'strong' tobacco control advocacy

May 30, 2017 - 5:27 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial is one of the 6 from the Western Pacific Region who received the 2017 World No Tobacco Day 2017 Award

UNITARY TAXATION. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial opposes House Bill 4144 which proposes a two-tier excise tax structure on cigarettes. Rappler screenshot

Coming soon: National hotline for smokers who want to quit

May 30, 2017 - 2:16 PM

Through the national hotline smokers can get advice on how to start quitting and information about facilities that can provide services for quitting

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

New Zealand, Norway back plain packets for cigarettes

May 31, 2016 - 5:22 PM

The announcements which coincide with World No Tobacco Day mean cigarettes must be sold in drab boxes plastered with health warnings and gruesome pictures of smoking related diseases

PLAIN PACKAGING. A picture made available on May 4, 2016 shows a smoker enjoying a cigarette in Canberra, Australia, May 3, 2016. File photo by Sam Mooy/EPA

INFOGRAPHIC: Imagining a world with no tobacco

May 31, 2014 - 8:25 PM

The fight against tobacco continues as the world celebrates World No Tobacco Day 2014 on Saturday May 31

SWS survey: Youth, poor smoking less

May 30, 2014 - 5:38 PM

The number of smokers from the poorest Filipinos drops from 38 in December 2012 to 25 in March 2014

SMOKING. Smokers among the poor and the young are decreasing.

World No Tobacco Day: Doctors urge WHO not to snuff out e-cig

May 29, 2014 - 10:22 PM

It would be unethical and harmful to inhibit the option to switch to tobacco harm reduction products like e cigarettes says the letter