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Sin tax found effective vs smoking–SWS

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The sin tax law has proven to be effective in reducing tobacco consumption among the youth and the poor, according to a survey conducted by Social Weather Stations (SWS).

Posted: May 31st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Higher taxes fail to curb smoking, says Drilon

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Cigarette consumption in the Philippines “has not gone down” despite the imposition of higher taxes on tobacco and Senator Franklin Drilon thinks a graphic health warning is necessary.

Posted: July 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

New taxes jack up costs, change smoking patterns

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DAVAO CITY—Forgot to buy your cigarette or did you suddenly run out of a stick to light?   Think twice before mooching a stick from a friend because the answer will most likely be: “I ran out of a cigarette myself.”   The days of smoker generosity are disappearing and the new Sin Tax Law […]

Posted: February 14th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Cigarettes ‘disappearing’ from shelves in Mindanao areas

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Cigarette smokers continue to find it hard to buy their favorite brands here and in other parts of Southern Mindanao as of Thursday as most wholesalers and retailers claim there was still scarcity of supply.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

New Year’s revelers gripe after ‘sin tax’ takes effect

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A “sin tax” on cigarettes and alcohol—part of a government bid to boost finances—dampened the New Year spirit when it took effect throughout the country Tuesday in the midst of celebrations.

Posted: January 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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