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More solons want graphic warnings on cigarettes


Moves to put graphic pictures on tobacco products gained ground in the House of Representative, as another solon joined the anti-smoking campaign in the lower chamber.

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

10 Filipinos die hourly due to smoking-related illnesses – Drilon


en Filipinos die every hour from smoking-related illnesses, Senate President Franklin Drilon said Monday as he co-sponsored a bill requiring picture warnings on cigarette packaging with the aim of reducing smoking incidence in the country.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Drilon urges passage of bill on graphic-based warning on cigarette packets


To reduce smoking incidence in the country, Senate President Franklin Drilon urged his colleagues on Tuesday to immediately pass a bill requiring tobacco companies to display graphic labels on their products depicting the health consequences of smoking.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cigarettes more dangerous than ever–US health report


Smoking cigarettes can cause even more health problems than lung cancer, including blindness, diabetes, erectile dysfunction and liver cancer, said a major US government report on Friday.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

More smokers worldwide than in 1980—study


More people smoke worldwide today than in 1980, as population growth surges and cigarettes gain popularity in countries such as China, India and Russia, researchers said Tuesday.

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

China bans officials from smoking in public


China has banned its officials from smoking in public to set an example to the rest of the country that has the world’s largest number of smokers.

Posted: December 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Sin taxes effective vs smoking


Higher tobacco taxes appear to be an effective tool in helping Filipinos kick the smoking habit, according to a group of health advocates.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

New York City to ban tobacco sales to anyone under age 21


New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to sign landmark legislation banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone under age 21, making the Big Apple the first large city or state in the U.S. to prohibit sales to young adults.

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Smoking to be banned in English prisons – report


Smoking is set to be prohibited in all prisons in England and Wales over fears of that staff may bring compensation claims, the Times reported on Friday.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Cyclospora food bug


A MYSTERY stomach bug that has sickened 275 persons in eight states in the USA since mid-June 2013 has been reported last week by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention. This mystery bug causes prolonged diarrhea, with or without vomiting, abdominal cramps, fever, and weight loss from dehydration. The Cyclospora cayetanensis, a one-celled parasite contamination was linked in the past to imported fresh produce (lettuce, raspberries, fresh basil) mostly from tropical and subtropical countries. The sickness is caused and spread when people eat the contaminated food or from using water contaminated with fecal matter.

Posted: July 29th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Foreign groups to observe Davao’s stiff anti-smoking measures


Anti-smoking advocates from nine Asian countries will be meeting here with their Filipino counterparts in this month to observe the city’s toughened ordinance against smoking and its high-regulated sale of tobacco products.

Posted: July 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Medical association urges local gov’ts to ban e-cigarettes


The Philippine Medical Association challenged various city governments on Friday to follow the example of Iloilo City which it said has taken a concrete action against the dangers of electronic cigarettes to the health of Filipinos by banning their use in public.

Posted: July 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Doctors beg Aquino: Order e-cigs ban

IF THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority were to have its way, e-cigarettes would also be banned. RAFFY LERMA

The Philippine Medical Association (PMA) on Sunday appealed to President Aquino to direct the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to institute a ban on electronic cigarettes in accordance with health advisories.

Posted: July 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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