Framework Convention on Tobacco Control - updates

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CA declares Bataan city's anti-smoking ordinance unconstitutional

Aug 05, 2019 - 11:41 PM

(UPDATED) 'The City Council of Balanga [has] overstepped Congress by passing an ordinance which imposes more prohibited acts than those specified under [RA 9211],' says the CA

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

NO TO TOBACCO. Tobacco control advocates join the World Health Organization and the Department of Health to commemorate this year's World No Tobacco Day. Photo by Jee Y. Geronimo/Rappler

To shift or not: Ilocos Sur farmers urged to keep growing tobacco

May 30, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Candon City in Ilocos Sur goes against the Philippines local and international commitments to shift farmers away from tobacco to alternative crops and livelihood

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

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

WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY. For 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) urges countries to implement the plain packaging of tobacco products. Plain packaging photo from WHO brochure

Marcos, Escudero, Honasan, 2 Senate bets 'anti-health'

May 05, 2016 - 5:49 PM

Health advocacy groups that lobbied for the passage of the sin tax law warn against top leaders who chose to favor the vested interests of a few over protecting public interest

AFTER SIN TAX LAW. Health advocacy groups call Bongbong Marcos, Chiz Escudero, Gringo Honasan, Ralph Recto, and Tito Sotto as 'anti-health' candidates

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

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

GRAPHIC HEALTH WARNINGS. Rommel Arriola (L) of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Alliance, Philippines, together with New Vois Association of the Philippines President Emer Rojas (C) and Ang Nars Representative Leah Paquiz (R) present scary cigarette packs from other countries. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

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

TOBACCO CONTROL? An Indonesian junior high school student smoking a cigarette after class in Bogor, Indonesia. Photo by Adi Weda/EPA

Second-hand smoke, and why stricter tobacco control matters

Feb 28, 2015 - 4:25 PM

YouTube star Jam Sebastian says his lung cancer is the effect of many things: stress unhealthy sleeping and eating habits and second hand smoke

INFOGRAPHIC: What a scary cigarette pack in PH will look like

Jul 22, 2014 - 5:09 PM

UPDATED Is the Philippines’ graphic health warning law anything close to guidelines set by the World Health Organization?

Congress ratifies graphic health warning bill

Jun 11, 2014 - 6:42 PM

The ratified bicam version entitled The Graphic Health Warning Law now awaits President Benigno Aquino III’s signature

EFFECTIVE. The image is a sample graphic warning used by the Australian government, and posted on the WHO website.

PH a step closer to graphic health warning on cigarettes

Jun 10, 2014 - 6:55 PM

The bicameral conference committee approves the bill that seeks to cover half of cigarette packs with images of the health risks caused by smoking

EFFECTIVE. The image is a sample graphic warning used by the Australian government, and posted on the WHO website.

Graphic health warning bill passes final reading in Congress

Jun 09, 2014 - 7:21 PM

UPDATED The bill is set to be deliberated on by a bicameral conference committee on Tuesday June 10

EFFECTIVE. The image is a sample graphic warning used by the Australian government, and posted on the WHO website.

A year of sin tax: More work ahead

Dec 21, 2013 - 10:41 PM

Even with an increase in excise taxes since the sin tax law was enacted the country s cigarette and tobacco prices are still among the lowest in the world

Tobacco CSR thwarts ad ban, no-smoking laws

May 31, 2013 - 3:42 PM

The CSR budget of Philip Morris in the Philippines has not gone below US 1 million a year since 2008

'Gobsmacked' Miriam rejects Recto tax bill

Oct 11, 2012 - 3:16 PM

Sen Santiago says the sin tax committee report surrenders to the tobacco and alcohol lobby