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Country in a ‘win-win-win’ situation with increased cigarette tax—WHO

Posted on Tuesday, 4 June 2019 12:13 PM | No Comments
The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that raising taxes on cigarette will be a “win-win-win” situation and can save around 460,000 lives. According to WHO representative to the Philippines,...

DOH, health advocates push for higher tax on cigarettes

Posted on Friday, 12 October 2018 04:13 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) and several health advocates are calling on the  immediate passage of a measure that would increase the taxes on cigarettes. No less...

Childhood secondhand smoke exposure tied to arthritis in adulthood

Posted on Saturday, 29 September 2018 11:42 AM | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – Women exposed to secondhand smoke as children may be more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis than people who didn’t breathe cigarette fumes growing up, a French study...

Cigarette prices to increase more with passage of Universal Health Care Bill – DOH

Posted on Thursday, 16 August 2018 08:35 AM | No Comments
  MANILA, Philippines – The prices of cigarettes are seen to go up further as higher tariffs are set to be imposed on tobacco products to fund the Universal Health...

Just one cigarette a day can lead to heart disease

Posted on Tuesday, 6 February 2018 07:47 PM | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – Smoking just one cigarette a day carries half the risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke as a pack-a-day habit, according to research that concludes there is no...

Smoking only in social situations may still be tied to heart problems

Posted on Friday, 12 May 2017 08:20 PM | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – So-called social smokers who only light up on special occasions may have some of the same risks for heart disease as people with a daily cigarette habit,...

Bullied teens more likely to smoke, drink and use drugs

Posted on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 07:37 PM | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – Children who are bullied in fifth grade are more likely to become depressed and experiment with drugs and alcohol during their teen years than their peers who...

Smoking a pack a day causes 150 mutations in every lung cell, research shows

Posted on Friday, 4 November 2016 12:14 PM | No Comments
  Scientists have found that smoking a pack a day of cigarettes can cause 150 damaging changes to a smoker’s lung cells each year. The findings come from a study...

PH gov’t to start full implementation of Graphic Health Warning Law

Posted on Thursday, 3 November 2016 06:12 PM | No Comments
  All cigarette packs should contain pictures showing its bad effects on our health, as the full implementation of Graphic Health Warning Law takes effect starting Nov. 4. This is...

What’s in cigarette smoke? Most people don’t know

Posted on Saturday, 9 July 2016 03:52 AM | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – Many people in a recent study said they’d tried to find out what chemicals are in tobacco products or smoke, but most were not familiar with components...