Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003


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

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

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

A cigarette vendor offers merchandise to smokers just outside the gates of the park. Smoking is prohibited inside Luneta Park. Mark Z. Saludes Mark Z. Saludes

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

Tobacco companies getting creative

Mar 24, 2012 - 8:52 AM

The ban has driven tobacco firms to subtle advertising by influencing the content of so called free media such as news and movies