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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 »

Pangasinan farmers pin hopes on tobacco


If they had a choice, farmers Alejandra Lavarias and her husband, Nicanor, would not have planted tobacco almost 50 years ago.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Tobacco farmers consulted on revision of regulations on use of sin tax proceeds

The National Tobacco Administration (NTA) has begun consulting tobacco farmers’ groups in northern Luzon to gather input for the revision of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) on the use of the increased excise taxes imposed on cigarettes.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Print health warnings, tobacco firms dared


A group of cancer survivors has challenged tobacco companies to prove their sincerity in supporting a bill that would require them to print graphic health warnings on their cigarette packs by withdrawing all the legal suits they had filed against the Department of Health (DOH).

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

Where did sin taxes go? Pia Cayetano asks

Senator Pia Cayetano. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Sen. Pia Cayetano is asking Congress to inquire into whether the P91-billion revenue from the Sin Tax Reform Act went to their intended beneficiaries in 2013, the first year of its implementation.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Firm vows to help promote tobacco use vs farm, fishpond pests

TOBACCO growers see hope in uses for tobacco other than for the manufacture of cigarettes. Government scientists and a private firm are supporting tobacco use as organic fertilizers and pesticides. LEONCIO BALBIN/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

A tobacco company based in Bulacan province said it would promote the use of tobacco dust as organic fertilizer and pesticide to help at least three million tobacco farmers and their families earn more income.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Now, a healthy use for tobacco

TOBACCO grown in the Ilocos region is used as a cheaper and effective alternative to chemical pesticides and fertilizers in fish ponds. LEONCIO BALBIN JR.

There is more to tobacco leaves than being rolled into cigars and cigarettes. They can also be healthy and environment-friendly pesticide and organic fertilizer, rolled into one.   Called “Tobacco Dust Plus” (TDP), the product is commercially manufactured by the National Tobacco Administration (NTA) in a plant in Sto. Tomas town in La Union province [...]

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | 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 »

Firm to hike local tobacco purchase

A tobacco manufacturer based here said it was increasing the volume of tobacco it would buy from local growers in 2014.

Posted: December 14th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | 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 »

WHO agency: Air pollution causes cancer

This is a May 7, 2013 file photo of a foreign tourist wearing a mask walks in front of Tiananmen Gate on a polluted day in Beijing, China. AP

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday classified outdoor air pollution as cancer-causing to humans.

Posted: October 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Nearly 9 in 10 kids in China know cigarette logos: study

Marlboro cigarettes. AP FILE PHOTO

Nearly nine out of 10 children in China can identify a cigarette logo, according to a US study out Monday that measured tobacco recognition among five- and six-year-olds in various countries.

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

Did you know: No Smoking Month

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

Posted: June 5th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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  2. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  3. In the know: Gigi Reyes
  4. SC suspends proctor in 2011 bar exams
  5. Senator Pimentel backs German think tank’s stand vs dynasties
  6. Bar proctor suspended for photographing test papers
  7. Collector Danny Garcia says Inquirer worth more than news
  8. Meteor shower to light up PH skies
  9. What Went Before: Enrile denies Gigi Reyes was ‘other woman’
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  5. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  6. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  7. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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