The bill also seeks to limit the marketing, sale, and distribution of the product, allowing only those 18 years old and above to buy and use it
Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial also reveals her department's plan to bring to the Philippines a technology that will detect ambient nicotine present indoors
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
Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says they will include e-cigarettes 'when we have more information and recommendation' from the World Health Organization
Use of tobacco funds by local government units has long been marred by issues of corruption
The Bureau of Internal Revenue is looking into the alleged use of fake tax stamps by certain tobacco manufacturers
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The House of Representatives passes the bill despite opposition from the Department of Finance
House ways and means panel chair Dakila Cua says HB 4144, if passed into law, would generate additional P14 billion in government revenue
The House committee on ways and means approves HB 4144 after only two committee deliberations
The health department is concerned that e-cigarettes have become a 'gateway to conventional smoking'
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
The Bureau of Customs identified the owner of the confiscated materials as a certain Mister Chan, a Taiwanese who operates businesses in this city
'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
The latest Global Youth Tobacco Survey also shows more than 4.2 million students in 22 countries in the region are cigarette smokers
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
The Ombudsman will now police smokers in all its offices, including those using e-cigarettes
'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'
Tobacco control advocates remind manufacturers to start printing cigarette packs with graphic health warnings
Starting March 3, all tobacco products manufactured or imported for sale in the Philippines will be required to carry graphic health warnings
Wine is the biggest gainer this year in terms of volume taxed, although revenue collected on the beverage has dropped slightly this year
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
75% of tested samples have diacetyl, which has been linked to respiratory disease bronchiolitis obliterans
‘Nearly one in every 5 cigarettes consumed in the Philippines originated through illicit channels in 2014,’ says Oxford Economics
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
The conglomerate is optimistic despite cigarette, beer units’ challenges
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
In the new tobacco bill, public health protection is the 5th objective, after increasing tobacco production and state revenues
'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
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
Researchers find carcinogens such as formaldehyde and acetaldehyde in vapor produced by several types of e-cigarette liquid
Does 'vape' merit being the word of the year? Many netizens don't think so.
The government introduces a series of measures in an attempt to curb high smoking rates, which kills 200 people a day in France
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
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
The leading US drug chain is changing its name from CVS Caremark to CVS Health 'to reflect its broader health care commitment'
(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"
US CDC: More than a quarter of a million young people who had never smoked a cigarette used e-cigarettes in 2013
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.
A customs investigation shows the cigarette company's import and export activities do not match
'It would be unethical and harmful to inhibit the option to switch to tobacco harm-reduction products' like e-cigarettes, says the letter
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.
Senator Juan Ponce Enrile questions possible revenue losses arising from the proposed bill but Senator Pia Cayetano says a healthy community is priceless
Retailers as of May 18 will no longer be allowed to sell tobacco products or e-cigarettes to anyone under 21
Sellers would be required to enforce a minimum age restriction on those who wish to buy the products, including requiring identification.