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

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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 »

Aquino junks protectionist provision in sin tax bill

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President Benigno Aquino III has vetoed the provision in the sin tax reform law mandating manufacturers and sellers of tobacco products to buy at least 15 percent of their raw materials from local sources.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

US government launches new $54-M campaign to shock and scare smokers

In a graphic new advertising campaign announced on Thursday, the United States government is trying to shock smokers into quitting with the sometimes-gruesome stories of people damaged by tobacco products.

Posted: March 17th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Aquino supports sin tax reform bill

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President Benigno Aquino III supports the sin tax reform measures pending in Congress, despite being a known smoker.

Posted: March 17th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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