Graphic warnings on Philippine cigarette packets will not appear for almost two years despite the law technically coming into force on Thursday, with health officials blaming pressure from a powerful tobacco lobby.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
Despite being a known smoker, President Benigno Aquino III has signed into law a measure requiring graphic warnings on tobacco products, Malacañang said Sunday.
By Tarra Quismundo
Yes, smoking is bad for you. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima had this response to Malacañang’s request for a Department of Justice comment on the Graphic Health Warnings Law, a measure awaiting the signature of President Aquino, a long-time smoker, after the measure was ratified by Congress last month.
By TJ Burgonio
Don’t be fooled by any claim that the stick you’re smoking is of “low tar” content or an “ultra-light” cigarette.
By Marc Jayson Cayabyab
Just a day after it was approved by the health committee in the House of Representatives, the bill seeking to put graphic health warnings on cigarette packs was also given the green light by the appropriations committee on Wednesday.