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Graphic smoking warnings delayed despite new Philippine law

Graphic warnings on the harmful effects of smoking. AP FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino OKs graphic warnings on cigarette packs

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Despite being a known smoker, President Benigno Aquino III has signed into law a measure requiring graphic warnings on tobacco products, Malacañang said Sunday.

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

Asked its opinion, DOJ tells Palace smoking is bad

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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.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bill vs misleading cigarette labels OKd

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Don’t be fooled by any claim that the stick you’re smoking is of “low tar” content or an “ultra-light” cigarette.

Posted: June 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Bill for graphic pictures on cigarette packs gains ground

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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.

Posted: June 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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