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New research shows why non-smokers get serious lung condition

Jun 11, 2020 - 9:17 AM

The authors of a new study say it's linked to how certain people's lungs developed earlier on in their lives

ASH. A smoker holds a cigarette in central Sydney on August 15, 2012. Photo by Greg Wood/AFP

After U.S. scandal, JUUL develops new market in the Philippines

Feb 27, 2020 - 9:20 PM

Part 2: Amid a crackdown in its home market, leading e-cigarette company JUUL treads carefully with ‘transparency' efforts as it sets up shop in the Philippines

Will e-cigarettes help you quit smoking?

Feb 26, 2020 - 7:11 PM

Part 1: Doctors say it's just like taking poison in smaller amounts

The ‘Unsmoke’ screen: The truth behind Philip Morris' cigarette-free future

Feb 25, 2020 - 8:52 PM

Some experts fear that PMI will continue to sell billions of cigarettes worldwide while promoting itself as 'part of the solution' to smoking

Courtesy of Standford University

Congressmen looking to lower e-cigarette access age to 18

Feb 18, 2020 - 7:18 PM

Despite science behind brain immaturity until 25 years of age, some congressmen want to lower the access age to e-cigarettes to 18

(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 22, 2018 shows Jeremy Wong blows vapor from an e-cigarette at The Vaping Buddha on January 23, 2018 in South San Francisco, California. Donald Trump's administration on September 11, 2019, announced it would soon ban flavored vaping products, amid a growing outbreak of severe lung disease linked to e-cigarette use that has claimed six lives. Justin SULLIVAN / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

'No doubt' e-cigarettes harmful – WHO

Jan 23, 2020 - 9:17 AM

The WHO warns that vaping can damage growing fetuses and impact teenagers' brains

SMOKE. Demonstrator vapes during a rally outside of the White House to protest the proposed vaping flavor ban in Washington DC on November 9, 2019. Photo by Jose Luis Magana/AFP

No smoking 4 weeks before operation cuts risks – WHO

Jan 21, 2020 - 8:57 AM

'Smoking just one cigarette decreases the body's ability to deliver necessary nutrients for healing after surgery,' says the study

Some smokers credit e-cigarettes with saving their lives – does that matter?

Dec 07, 2019 - 10:00 AM

A US tobacco researcher and former smoker assesses to what degree fear and hysteria, rather than evidence, might be informing the crucial public health topic

PROS AND CONS. When comparing the dangers of e-cigarettes to cigarettes, some experts believe the health risks of e-cigs are not as serious as those from cigarettes. Image from Andrey_Popov/

Rappler Talk: Maricar Limpin on health problems posed by e-cigarettes

Oct 25, 2019 - 1:57 PM

Rappler sits down with tobacco cessation expert and pulmonologist Maricar Limpin on the harmful effects of e-cigarettes

Vaping twice better for quitting smoking than patches, gum – study

Jan 31, 2019 - 7:11 AM

However, an accompanying editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine cautioned: 'While e-cigarettes are 'safer' than traditional cigarettes, they are not without risks'

SAFE OR NOT? The scientific community are giving contradictory answers on the effects of using electronic cigarettes.

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

The unbearable lightness of vaping

Mar 17, 2015 - 1:45 PM

What s in your e cigarette?

US pharmacy giant CVS ends tobacco sales

Sep 04, 2014 - 10:23 AM

The leading US drug chain is changing its name from CVS Caremark to CVS Health to reflect its broader health care commitment

E-cigarettes to be regulated under new US plan

Apr 25, 2014 - 1:19 AM

Sellers would be required to enforce a minimum age restriction on those who wish to buy the products including requiring identification

US drugstore giant CVS to stop selling cigarettes

Feb 05, 2014 - 11:01 PM

The decision will likely cause the company to lose around 2 billion in revenues from cigarette sales

Mighty Tobacco probed for selling cheap cigarettes

Oct 29, 2013 - 5:35 AM

Local cigarette manufacturer Mighty Corporation is in hot water for selling cigarette sticks at P1 each way cheaper than competitors

Filipino-owned Mighty Tobacco sells its cigarettes for P1 per stick.

Look, mate, scary cigarette packs!

Aug 17, 2012 - 3:00 PM

Picture warnings can slash a significant segment of tobacco companies’ existing market as well as prevent the formation of a new generation of smokers

N. Luzon lawmakers divided on sin tax reforms

Mar 15, 2012 - 7:20 PM

After Ilocos Sur Governor Chavit Singson expressed his support to the Malacanang backed sin tax reforms other lawmakers in his region in turn are worried

Finance to Congress: Abolish rule favoring Philip Morris

Mar 15, 2012 - 4:32 PM

The Department of Finance is not letting up on criticizing the current sin tax law and its provisions that favor the joint venture of cigarette makers Philip Morris and Lucio Tan led Fortune Tobacco

BAT: Sin tax reforms condition for USD 200-M investment

Mar 12, 2012 - 12:35 PM

British American Tobacco s local unit is considering a 200 million investment in the Philippines over the next 5 years on one condition: reforms in the sin tax structure are pushed