June has been declared “No Smoking Month” through Presidential Proclamation No. 183, which was signed in 1993. According to the Department of Health and World Health Organization, there are about 17.3 million smokers in the country and an average of 10 Filipino smokers die from tobacco-related diseases every hour.—Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research
Russia’s ambitious smoking ban, which aims to cut the number of smokers in half and improve public health, went into effect Saturday amid doubts that its measures can be fully enforced.
Antismoking advocates from nine Asian countries will meet here with their Filipino counterparts in July to observe the enforcement of the city’s tough ordinance against smoking and the highly-regulated sale of tobacco products.
he Philippine health department warned the public on Friday against electronic cigarettes, saying the tobacco substitute could turn children into smokers.
By Jaime Marie Elona
Smokers using electronic cigarettes in public places should also be apprehended like those puffing regular cigarettes in no smoking areas, a Department of Health (DOH) official said Tuesday.
By Philip C. Tubeza
Health advocates on Tuesday slammed the decision of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board) of Cavite to scrap the smoking ban in Tagaytay City.
By Tina G. Santos
Pictures speak louder than words. Health advocates are pushing anew for graphic health warnings (GHWs) on cigarette packs, citing a new Harvard study which showed that pictures are more powerful than words in warning people, especially minority groups, about the dangers of smoking.
Could cigarette retailers be actually doing sin tax supporters a favor and encouraging more smokers to quit sooner?
By Allan Nawal
Still dying for a smoke? Either you kick the habit now or you chew gum for a week. Hopefully by then, your favorite stick will be back in the market—except that it will cost you more.
By Allan Nawal
Cigarette smokers continue to find it hard to buy their favorite brands here and in other parts of Southern Mindanao as of Thursday as most wholesalers and retailers claim there was still scarcity of supply.
By Noli A. Ermitanio
, Ronnel W. Domingo
Erico Santos, 45, who sells cigarettes under a footbridge on Buendia Avenue in Pasay City, fears the new “sin tax” law that raised the prices of cigarettes may leave him with the short end of the stick, so to speak.
A “sin tax” on cigarettes and alcohol—part of a government bid to boost finances—dampened the New Year spirit when it took effect throughout the country Tuesday in the midst of celebrations.
By Ramon Tulfo
In signing Republic Act 10351, commonly known as the “sin tax” law, President Noy said its first year of implementation would “liberate more Filipinos from the vices of smoking and drinking.”