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Duterte signs law on higher excise tax on tobacco

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 26, 2019

President Rodrigo Duterte signed on Thursday (July 25) the law imposing higher excise taxes on tobacco products, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea has confirmed. “To address the urgent need to protect...

Duterte to sign tobacco excise tax this week

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 24, 2019

President Rodrigo Duterte will sign the proposed tobacco excise tax law this week according to the Department of Finance (DOF) on Wednesday (July 24). Finance Undersecretary Karl Chua said the...

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

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 4, 2019

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

Marje Pelayo   •   October 12, 2018

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

UNTV News   •   September 29, 2018

(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

Marje Pelayo   •   August 16, 2018

  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

UNTV News   •   February 6, 2018

(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

UNTV News   •   May 12, 2017

(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

UNTV News   •   May 10, 2017

(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

admin   •   November 4, 2016

  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...


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