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‘Sin tax measure working’

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Young Filipinos are drinking and smoking less, thanks to the Sin Tax Law.

Posted: December 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

This time, it’s Pia Cayetano slamming NAIA

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Its facilities are bad enough. Worse, its coffee shops don’t even offer decent coffee, and its restaurants have turned into smoking areas.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Lawmaker seeks e-cigarette regulation

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A congressman has proposed the regulating of the production and sale of electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes, which become popular to allegedly counter tobacco addiction.

Posted: November 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Tributes pour in for poorest senator Juan Flavier

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The portrait of a smiling Juan Flavier displayed at his wake in the Church of the Risen Lord in Quezon City is the image that will stay with the family of the former senator and health secretary.

Posted: November 1st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

‘Per-stick cigarette buyers need to see warnings too’

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New packs of cigarettes displaying pictorial health warnings are arranged on the counter by a shop attendant for photographers at a convenience store in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Tobacco companies on Tuesday largely snubbed an Indonesian law requiring them to put graphic photo warnings on all cigarette packs being sold, marking another setback in a country that's home to the world's highest rate of men smokers and a wild, wild west of advertising.  AP

What about smokers who buy their cigarettes by the stick? An antismoking group has urged local government units to pass ordinances in their respective areas requiring cigarette points of sale, including sari-sari stores, to put up graphic warning posters in an effort to deter smokers from buying that next stick.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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