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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It's an order: No selling of cigarettes near Baguio schools

Jun 08, 2015 - 8:00 AM

'The strict implementation of this law will prevent children from being exposed to cigarettes and its harmful effects,' says Mayor Mauricio Domogan

It's an order: No selling of cigarettes near Baguio schools

Reminder: There's a smoking ban in transport terminals

Mar 30, 2015 - 6:07 PM

As millions of Filipinos head to the provinces and churches during the Holy Week, authorities are reminded to protect non-smokers from second-hand smoke

Reminder: There's a smoking ban in transport terminals

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

Smokers' paradise Austria struggles to stub out habit

Sep 26, 2014 - 8:48 PM

Anti-smoking advocates are set for a boost after the newly appointed health minister called for a total ban on smoking in public places within five years

Smokers' paradise Austria struggles to stub out habit

Hungary turns to black market for a smoke

Jan 04, 2014 - 11:58 AM

Authorities say their crackdown is intended to stop sales to minors and reduce smoking

Hungary turns to black market for a smoke

Gov't should not deal with tobacco firms – CSC

May 30, 2013 - 7:36 PM

The only transactions allowed are those that entail regulating and supervising tobacco industry operations

Gov't should not deal with tobacco firms – CSC

Philip Morris sues Norway over tobacco display ban

Jun 04, 2012 - 11:52 PM

Philip Morris says Norway's ban on the display of cigarettes in stores breaks European competition rules

‘Will the President please stop smoking?’

Mar 21, 2012 - 8:15 PM

Int’l meet points to importance of 'leadership' if governments are to fight off tobacco industry influence

‘Will the President please stop smoking?’