By Jocelyn R. Uy
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.
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.