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DOH mulls covering e-cigarettes in smoking ban implementation

Jun 01, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial also reveals her department's plan to bring to the Philippines a technology that will detect ambient nicotine present indoors

DOH mulls covering e-cigarettes in smoking ban implementation

How to quit smoking – for good

May 31, 2017 - 12:09 PM

Some of you may be going through the same struggle. You know it's not good for you, but you're stuck in a cycle of feeling deprived and craving and relapsing. It's all right – I've been there too many times to count

How to quit smoking – for good

E-cigarettes not covered by smoking ban EO

May 19, 2017 - 7:41 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says they will include e-cigarettes 'when we have more information and recommendation' from the World Health Organization

E-cigarettes not covered by smoking ban EO

FAST FACTS: Tobacco funds in the Philippines

May 16, 2017 - 3:35 PM

Use of tobacco funds by local government units has long been marred by issues of corruption

FAST FACTS: Tobacco funds in the Philippines

News Briefs: March 2, 2017

Mar 02, 2017 - 10:59 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Thursday, March 2

News Briefs: March 2, 2017

Dominguez to BIR: Tighten monitoring of fake tax stamps

Jan 25, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The Bureau of Internal Revenue is looking into the alleged use of fake tax stamps by certain tobacco manufacturers

Dominguez to BIR: Tighten monitoring of fake tax stamps

Drug rehab, RH budget, Zika, and other public health newsmakers in 2016

Dec 15, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Here are 8 issues in the public health sector that made headlines in 2016

Drug rehab, RH budget, Zika, and other public health newsmakers in 2016

House approves bill that removes uniform cigarette tax

Dec 13, 2016 - 6:04 PM

The House of Representatives passes the bill despite opposition from the Department of Finance

House approves bill that removes uniform cigarette tax

House okays 2-tier cigarette tax bill on 2nd reading

Dec 07, 2016 - 7:50 PM

House ways and means panel chair Dakila Cua says HB 4144, if passed into law, would generate additional P14 billion in government revenue

House okays 2-tier cigarette tax bill on 2nd reading

DOF: Bill imposing 2-tier tax on cigarettes won't benefit farmers

Dec 06, 2016 - 4:18 PM

The House committee on ways and means approves HB 4144 after only two committee deliberations

DOF: Bill imposing 2-tier tax on cigarettes won't benefit farmers

Draft EO on smoking ban includes e-cigarettes

Nov 18, 2016 - 9:27 AM

The health department is concerned that e-cigarettes have become a 'gateway to conventional smoking'

Draft EO on smoking ban includes e-cigarettes

PH cigarette packs bear graphic health warnings starting Nov 4

Nov 04, 2016 - 3:47 PM

The government begins the full implementation of Republic Act 10643 or the Graphic Health Warnings Law 8 months after the law took effect in March

PH cigarette packs bear graphic health warnings starting Nov 4

P7.5M worth of fake cigarettes confiscated in Cagayan de Oro

Oct 13, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The Bureau of Customs identified the owner of the confiscated materials as a certain Mister Chan, a Taiwanese who operates businesses in this city

P7.5M worth of fake cigarettes confiscated in Cagayan de Oro

Lawmakers want to regulate e-cigarettes

Sep 03, 2016 - 9:00 AM

'These products still carry risk with them, as the technology used may still be defective and the substance used still contains nicotine,' say the proponents of House Bill Number 3330

Lawmakers want to regulate e-cigarettes

1 in 12 students in Western Pacific uses tobacco – survey

Jun 29, 2016 - 2:10 PM

The latest Global Youth Tobacco Survey also shows more than 4.2 million students in 22 countries in the region are cigarette smokers

1 in 12 students in Western Pacific uses tobacco – survey

Tobacco giants lose appeal against UK plain packaging rules

May 19, 2016 - 8:24 PM

Under the directive, health warnings must cover 65 percent of the front and back of every pack of cigarettes, with additional warnings on the top

Tobacco giants lose appeal against UK plain packaging rules

Ombudsman strictly implements smoking ban

Apr 22, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The Ombudsman will now police smokers in all its offices, including those using e-cigarettes

Ombudsman strictly implements smoking ban

Major study confirms moms' smoking changes fetal DNA

Apr 01, 2016 - 8:45 AM

'It is well established that pregnant women should not smoke, but these new results reveal that smoking during pregnancy leaves a lasting mark on the genome that persists into childhood'

Major study confirms moms' smoking changes fetal DNA

Health advocates to tobacco firms: We're watching you

Mar 03, 2016 - 1:31 PM

Tobacco control advocates remind manufacturers to start printing cigarette packs with graphic health warnings

Health advocates to tobacco firms: We're watching you

Graphic health warning law now in effect

Mar 03, 2016 - 9:58 AM

Starting March 3, all tobacco products manufactured or imported for sale in the Philippines will be required to carry graphic health warnings

Graphic health warning law now in effect

Sin tax collections up 25.96% January-November

Dec 30, 2015 - 11:39 AM

Wine is the biggest gainer this year in terms of volume taxed, although revenue collected on the beverage has dropped slightly this year

Sin tax collections up 25.96% January-November

Australia welcomes plain cigarette packaging 'win'

Dec 18, 2015 - 1:27 PM

The government in Canberra welcomes the decision by the Permanent Court of Arbitration to refuse jurisdiction over a case brought by smoking giant Philip Morris

Australia welcomes plain cigarette packaging 'win'

E-cigarettes contain dangerous 'popcorn lung' chemicals

Dec 09, 2015 - 10:11 AM

75% of tested samples have diacetyl, which has been linked to respiratory disease bronchiolitis obliterans

E-cigarettes contain dangerous 'popcorn lung' chemicals

Fake cigarettes remain big challenge in PH market

Nov 30, 2015 - 11:44 AM

‘Nearly one in every 5 cigarettes consumed in the Philippines originated through illicit channels in 2014,’ says Oxford Economics

Fake cigarettes remain big challenge in PH market

Hontiveros to tobacco firms: No excuses, use graphic health warning

Nov 11, 2015 - 3:35 PM

The ex-PhilHealth director and senatorial aspirant says a 4-month delay in government's implementation of the law places more Filipinos at risk of tobacco-related deaths

Hontiveros to tobacco firms: No excuses, use graphic health warning

#PugadBaboy: Yosi

Aug 12, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Yosi

#PugadBaboy: Yosi punchline 2

Aug 12, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Yosi punchline 2

#PugadBaboy: Yosi punchline 3

Aug 12, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Yosi punchline 3

Lucio Tan group spending P10B in 2015

Jun 23, 2015 - 6:23 PM

The conglomerate is optimistic despite cigarette, beer units’ challenges

Lucio Tan group spending P10B in 2015

Kim Henares: 'Sin tax' cuts cigarette smoking in PH

Jun 15, 2015 - 8:47 PM

Proceeds from the taxes on cigarettes rose to P74.33 billion in 2014 from P32.16 billion in 2012, the Bureau of Internal Revenue says

Kim Henares: 'Sin tax' cuts cigarette smoking in PH

New bill will challenge tobacco control efforts in Indonesia

Jun 03, 2015 - 12:43 PM

In the new tobacco bill, public health protection is the 5th objective, after increasing tobacco production and state revenues

New bill will challenge tobacco control efforts in Indonesia

The unbearable lightness of vaping

Mar 17, 2015 - 1:45 PM

What's in your e-cigarette?

The unbearable lightness of vaping

Parañaque now a 'strictly' non-smoking city

Dec 10, 2014 - 3:35 PM

'We need to show how serious we are by putting our feet firmly down the necks of all violators,' says Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez

Parañaque now a 'strictly' non-smoking city

Oplan 'Lambat-Sibat,' Gigya attack, cheating website | The wRap

Nov 28, 2014 - 8:47 PM

The Philippine National Police reports a ‘downward trend’ in crime in the capital. A hacker collective attacks a media integration platform affecting 80 news sites around the world. The Philippines is the newest market for a cheating website

Oplan 'Lambat-Sibat,' Gigya attack, cheating website | The wRap

E-cigarettes have 10 times carcinogens – Japan researchers

Nov 27, 2014 - 1:48 PM

Researchers find carcinogens such as formaldehyde and acetaldehyde in vapor produced by several types of e-cigarette liquid

E-cigarettes have 10 times carcinogens – Japan researchers

Are you as annoyed by the word 'vape' as these netizens?

Nov 22, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Does 'vape' merit being the word of the year? Many netizens don't think so.

Are you as annoyed by the word 'vape' as these netizens?

France to go for plain cigarette packets in 2016

Oct 08, 2014 - 6:07 PM

The government introduces a series of measures in an attempt to curb high smoking rates, which kills 200 people a day in France

France to go for plain cigarette packets in 2016

DOF OKs new tax stamps on cigarettes

Sep 15, 2014 - 3:27 PM

The stamps will help the Bureau of Internal Revenue track the payment of taxes for each cigarette pack manufactured locally or imported in the country

DOF OKs new tax stamps on cigarettes

South Korea to hike cigarette price by 80%

Sep 11, 2014 - 4:40 PM

The proposal would see the average price of a packet of cigarettes rise from 2,500 won ($2.42) to 4,500 won from January 1 next year

South Korea to hike cigarette price by 80%

US pharmacy giant CVS ends tobacco sales

Sep 04, 2014 - 10:23 AM

The leading US drug chain is changing its name from CVS Caremark to CVS Health 'to reflect its broader health care commitment'

US pharmacy giant CVS ends tobacco sales

WHO recommends banning e-cigarette sales to minors

Aug 26, 2014 - 5:49 PM

(2ND UPDATE) The UN health body also recommends the cigarette-shaped electrical devices be banned from public indoor spaces "until exhaled vapor is proven to be not harmful to bystanders"

WHO recommends banning e-cigarette sales to minors

Youths who try e-cigarettes triple since 2011 – study

Aug 26, 2014 - 8:31 AM

US CDC: More than a quarter of a million young people who had never smoked a cigarette used e-cigarettes in 2013

Youths who try e-cigarettes triple since 2011 – study

Indonesia pushes for graphic health warnings on cigarette packs

Jun 25, 2014 - 12:08 AM

An Indonesian law requiring manufacturers to display pictorial health warnings on cigarette packs has come into force, but anti-smoking campaigners say the rule was widely ignored.

Indonesia pushes for graphic health warnings on cigarette packs

Mighty Corp tax payments under BIR scrutiny

Jun 01, 2014 - 5:58 PM

A customs investigation shows the cigarette company's import and export activities do not match

Mighty Corp tax payments under BIR scrutiny

World No Tobacco Day: Doctors urge WHO not to snuff out e-cig

May 29, 2014 - 10:22 PM

'It would be unethical and harmful to inhibit the option to switch to tobacco harm-reduction products' like e-cigarettes, says the letter

World No Tobacco Day: Doctors urge WHO not to snuff out e-cig

New York raises minimum age to buy cigarettes to 21

May 19, 2014 - 2:11 PM

The measure raises the legal age to buy cigarettes in New York from 18. It also applies to other forms of tobacco and to e-cigarettes.

New York raises minimum age to buy cigarettes to 21

Health or revenue? Senators weigh graphic health warning bill

May 08, 2014 - 2:15 PM

Senator Juan Ponce Enrile questions possible revenue losses arising from the proposed bill but Senator Pia Cayetano says a healthy community is priceless

Health or revenue? Senators weigh graphic health warning bill

New York City imposes strict e-cigarette ban

Apr 30, 2014 - 3:24 PM

Retailers as of May 18 will no longer be allowed to sell tobacco products or e-cigarettes to anyone under 21

New York City imposes strict e-cigarette ban

E-cigarettes to be regulated under new US plan

Apr 25, 2014 - 1:19 AM

Sellers would be required to enforce a minimum age restriction on those who wish to buy the products, including requiring identification.

E-cigarettes to be regulated under new US plan

US lawmakers: no e-cigarette sales or ads to youths

Apr 15, 2014 - 6:49 AM

US Senate and House Democrats want the sale and advertisement of electronic cigarettes to children to be barred

US lawmakers: no e-cigarette sales or ads to youths