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The week in photos: July 15-21, 2017

Jul 22, 2017 - 1:25 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

The week in photos: July 15-21, 2017

Smoking ban EO implementation starts July 22

Jul 17, 2017 - 1:55 PM

Individuals and establishments caught violating President Rodrigo Duterte's executive order will face fines or imprisonment

Smoking ban EO implementation starts July 22

Fighting tobacco use through local legislation

Jun 15, 2017 - 12:49 PM

Iloilo City has been a no-smoking zone since 2015

Fighting tobacco use through local legislation

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

DOH targets release of smoking ban rules before SONA

May 30, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Local governments are 'encouraged' to pass their own local ordinances that will implement Executive Order 26 and the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

DOH targets release of smoking ban rules before SONA

Coming soon: National hotline for smokers who want to quit

May 30, 2017 - 2:16 PM

Through the national hotline, smokers can get advice on how to start quitting, and information about facilities that can provide services for quitting

Coming soon: National hotline for smokers who want to quit

Smoking ban EO 'positive step' to smoke-free PH – advocates

May 20, 2017 - 10:46 AM

Ulysses Dorotheo of the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance notes, however, that Executive Order 26 is 'not as strong as the Davao ordinance'

Smoking ban EO 'positive step' to smoke-free PH – advocates

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

Smoking ban, Ano, Trump | Midday wRap

May 19, 2017 - 1:52 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Zak Yuson

Smoking ban, Ano, Trump | Midday wRap

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 19, 2017

Duterte signs EO on smoking ban

May 18, 2017 - 6:30 PM

(UPDATED) Executive Order 26 sets strict guidelines on designated smoking areas and bans them altogether in schools, including universities, and recreational facilities for minors

Duterte signs EO on smoking ban

Fewer Filipino adult smokers in 2015 – survey

May 06, 2017 - 1:34 PM

'Drastically raising the tobacco excise taxes proved to be the single most effective way of reducing tobacco use among smokers in the Philippines,' says the Philippines' health department

Fewer Filipino adult smokers in 2015 – survey

Study finds Indonesia, Philippines among highest number of smokers in the world

Apr 06, 2017 - 11:04 AM

A study reveals that global smoking deaths are up by 5% since 1990, and shows that the percentage of smokers in Indonesia and the Philippines have not dropped since then.

Study finds Indonesia, Philippines among highest number of smokers in the world

Duterte 'measuring resistance' to smoking ban EO

Mar 07, 2017 - 9:05 PM

A provision prohibiting indoor smoking areas is the most contentious part of the draft executive order, says the President

Duterte 'measuring resistance' to smoking ban EO

Duterte poised to sign smoking ban EO

Mar 06, 2017 - 8:50 PM

(UPDATED) Two cabinet officials say the President is set to sign the EO soon. Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo says there will be revisions to the DOH draft EO.

Duterte poised to sign smoking ban EO

Ubial: Duterte instructed me to draft EO on smoking ban

Jan 12, 2017 - 5:14 PM

'I'm really not sure why it's taking a lot of time, but I think it's been through legal review and also the complete staff work by the presidential staff,' says Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial

Ubial: Duterte instructed me to draft EO on smoking ban

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

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

Duterte on smoking ban: No room for smokers in buildings

Oct 16, 2016 - 6:55 PM

'I've always been against even building a structure inside just to accommodate smokers. That ain't the way,' says the President

Duterte on smoking ban: No room for smokers in buildings

DOH 'ready' with implementing rules of proposed smoking ban

Oct 13, 2016 - 7:55 PM

The implementing rules and regulations will identify what areas are considered public places. It will also provide details on the sanctions or penalties for violators.

DOH 'ready' with implementing rules of proposed smoking ban

DOH hopes EO on smoking ban out by end-October

Oct 11, 2016 - 11:15 AM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial bares more details of the draft executive order being reviewed by the Office of the President during a budget hearing at the Senate

DOH hopes EO on smoking ban out by end-October

EO on nationwide smoking ban ready for Duterte's signature

Oct 10, 2016 - 2:00 PM

The EO is patterned after a Davao City ordinance banning smoking in all public areas, including in vehicles

EO on nationwide smoking ban ready for Duterte's signature

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

Will we see plain cigarette packs under a Duterte presidency?

May 31, 2016 - 10:50 PM

On May 31, World No Tobacco Day, the WHO urges countries to remove logos, colors, brand images, or promotional information on cigarette packs

Will we see plain cigarette packs under a Duterte presidency?

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

Youth in well-off nations smoke, drink less than in 2010 – WHO

Mar 15, 2016 - 6:45 PM

The World Health Organization study also finds that more boys than girls are overweight, but more girls think they are too fat

Youth in well-off nations smoke, drink less than in 2010 – WHO

The Indonesian village that banned smoking

Mar 11, 2016 - 4:00 PM

The move has inspired other villages around the country to follow suit and take the law into their own hands as the central government shows little sign of launching a determined, nationwide fight against tobacco

The Indonesian village that banned smoking

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

Grace Poe on her smoking: Not good, but drug use is worse

Feb 12, 2016 - 6:08 PM

The presidential candidate says the more serious issue is candidates who are into illegal drugs or have health problems

Grace Poe on her smoking: Not good, but drug use is worse

Smoking among Australian youth hits record low: study

Jan 28, 2016 - 7:25 PM

The decline is applauded as a success story, with plain cigarette-packaging laws and higher prices credited as factors, according to a report published in the Public Health Research and Practice journal

Smoking among Australian youth hits record low: study

Cebu City to fine smokers at Sinulog festival

Jan 11, 2016 - 9:20 PM

A city ordinance imposes fines of up to P1,500 on smoking, and P500 on littering starting on January 11

Cebu City to fine smokers at Sinulog festival

INFOGRAPHIC: Do I have COPD?

Dec 29, 2015 - 5:54 PM

That cough may be something worse. Here are the signs, symptoms and tips on how to cope with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

INFOGRAPHIC: Do I have COPD?

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'

WATCH: Indonesian kids hooked on cigarettes

Nov 19, 2015 - 12:24 PM

In Indonesia, kids as young as 2 years old are hooked on cigarettes

WATCH: Indonesian kids hooked on cigarettes

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

French state fined for making prisoner share cell with smokers

Oct 09, 2015 - 3:06 AM

The court found that the conditions of the inmate's detention were a 'breach of human dignity'

French state fined for making prisoner share cell with smokers

Smoking, alcohol, obesity tar Europe's bill of health – WHO

Sep 23, 2015 - 6:32 PM

While Europeans are living longer than ever before, increases in life expectancy and declines in premature mortality may 'flatten off' if the 3 big lifestyle risk factors are not dealt with, a senior WHO director says

Smoking, alcohol, obesity tar Europe's bill of health – WHO

WHO aims to make Europeans start moving, stop smoking

Sep 16, 2015 - 11:30 PM

Ministers of health from the WHO's 53 European members on Wednesday also signed up to an unprecedented roadmap to make 'tobacco a thing of the past'

WHO aims to make Europeans start moving, stop smoking

Salt, unsafe sex and booze: lifestyle killers on the rise

Sep 11, 2015 - 11:53 AM

A recent study shows that high blood pressure – which is easily diagnosed and readily treated – was the top health risk in 2013, contributing to 10.4 million deaths

Salt, unsafe sex and booze: lifestyle killers on the rise

Duterte forces smoking tourist to swallow cigarette butt

Sep 03, 2015 - 3:49 PM

(UPDATED) Duterte's spokesman Peter T. Laviña says the incident written about by Piñol happened 'a long time ago' and did not involve a revolver being pointed at the tourist

Duterte forces smoking tourist to swallow cigarette butt

#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

MMDA has 'no power' to enforce anti-smoking campaign

Aug 06, 2015 - 9:51 AM

The Court of Appeals says the MMDA is not among the government agencies deputized to implement RA 9211 or the Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003

MMDA has 'no power' to enforce anti-smoking campaign

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