Posts Tagged tobacco

Senate eyes sin tax higher than House version

Maris Federez   •   November 13, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate Committee on Ways and Means on Monday said that they are targeting to pass a bill that will press for sin taxes which are much...

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...

Juul loses home turf as San Francisco bans e-cigarette sales

Robie de Guzman   •   June 26, 2019

San Francisco will become the first major city in the United States to ban the sale of e-cigarettes as officials look to control the rapid uptick in teenage use of...

Don’t let tobacco take your breath away—WHO

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 2, 2019

Tobacco kills one person every four seconds, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This World No Tobacco Day, the WHO reiterates the deadly effects of tobacco use and second-hand...

WHO: Tobacco kills 8 million each year; e-cigarettes, not a proven alternative

Robie de Guzman   •   May 30, 2019

Tobacco kills eight million people each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Wednesday (May 29), ahead of World No Tobacco Day on Friday (May 31). The WHO said...

Duterte certifies as urgent the bill seeking higher taxes on tobacco

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 29, 2019

President Rodrigo Duterte has certified as urgent the bill that seeks to increase taxes on tobacco products. The certification was signed by Duterte on Tuesday (May 28) “to address the...

Sereno, 2 justices inhibit from petition of Gov. Imee Marcos, ‘Ilocos 6’

admin   •   July 18, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — Supreme Court Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno and Associate Justice Andres Reyes, Jr. inhibited themselves from the petition filed by Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos and the...

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...

E-cigarettes would be banned in public places under California bill

admin   •   January 27, 2015

(Reuters) – California would ban the use of electronic cigarettes in public places and ramp up enforcement against selling them to minors under a bill introduced in the legislature on...

Pagpapatupad ng Anti-Smoking Law sa China, malaking hamon sa pamahalaan

admin   •   August 28, 2013

SHANGHAI, China – Sinimulan nang ipatupad ang Anti-Smoking Law sa China alinsunod sa kampanya ng World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Ngunit ayon kay dating Health Minister Huang Jiefu, walang...


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