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U.S. study shows chemical burns associated with e-cigarette use

Oct 06, 2019 - 8:21 AM

But it may take more years of research to determine what exactly makes e-cigarettes dangerous

E-cigarettes: 5 things to know

Oct 04, 2019 - 6:27 PM

E-cigarettes were initially touted as less damaging than tobacco, which causes around 8 million deaths a year

LACK OF EVIDENCE. The DOH says there is a lack of conclusive evidence to support the safety of e-cigarettes. Image from Shutterstock

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

Vaping twice better for quitting smoking than patches, gum – study

Jan 31, 2019 - 7:11 AM

However, an accompanying editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine cautioned: 'While e-cigarettes are 'safer' than traditional cigarettes, they are not without risks'

SAFE OR NOT? The scientific community are giving contradictory answers on the effects of using electronic cigarettes.

Asian Games ban: No boozing in athletes' village

Aug 28, 2018 - 1:08 PM

Organizers remind athletes that drinking and smoking are not allowed in the athletes' village

ASIAD VILLAGE. Indonesian President Joko Widodo (second from left) walks next to Jakarta's Governor Anis Baswedan (left) during their visit to the athletes' village before the Asian Games kickoff. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Want to avoid a broken heart? Quit smoking, says DOH

May 31, 2018 - 5:53 PM

For 2018, the Department of Health adopts the World Health Organization's theme for World No Tobacco Day which emphasizes the link between smoking and heart disease

Heartbreaker? Smoking causing millions of heart attacks, strokes – WHO

May 31, 2018 - 9:15 AM

On World No Tobacco Day, the World Health Organization hails that smoking has declined significantly since year 2000, but warns that there are still far too many people indulging in the dangerous habit

Smoking: A rundown on lighting up

May 30, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Here are some facts and figures ahead of the United Nations' World No Tobacco Day Thursday, May 31

Ever heard of thirdhand smoke?

May 27, 2018 - 11:00 AM

How many generations of smoke does science need to uncover before we accept that tobacco is the most dangerous natural product we have invented?

What happens to LGUs that don’t enforce the smoking ban?

May 10, 2018 - 9:00 PM

The DILG has monitored 450 cities and municipalities that are not enforcing President Duterte's Executive Order 26, but the agency has yet to file any administrative cases against officials

Tobacco-producing LGUs in Ilocos Sur fail to implement smoking ban

May 10, 2018 - 5:30 PM

The DILG says Candon City and Santa Cruz town have 'full compliance' with the smoking ban executive order, but Rappler's visits to the two areas show otherwise

SIGN OF SMOKERS. The front lawn of the Candon City Hall is littered with cigarette butts. All photos by Mara Cepdea/Rappler

LOOK: New graphic health warnings on tobacco products starting 2018

Mar 10, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says the law mandates changing the templates every two years because smokers eventually become 'immune' to the graphic health warnings

SMOKING DETERRENT. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III shows one of the new graphic health warnings to be placed on cigarette packs starting March 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

We visit one of Manila’s best meat smokers

Feb 24, 2018 - 9:06 PM

Smoke’n Sweets’ kitchen is a smoke-infused Valhalla

DOTr apologizes for MRT3 train smoke incident

Jan 27, 2018 - 10:42 PM

'Fault analysis is ongoing, and in the interest of accuracy and transparency, DOTr has directed MRT-3 Management to release to the public their technical findings at the soonest possible time,' the department says

DOTR APOLOGIZES. The Department of Transportation (DOTr) apologizes for Friday's incident at the MRT3 line. Screenshots from @iamludo and @tamomond/Twitter

Duterte in India, Gadon files complaint vs Sereno, PDEA requires body cameras | Evening wRap

Jan 26, 2018 - 8:36 PM

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MRT emits smoke – again

Jan 26, 2018 - 4:04 PM

The Department of Transportation has recorded 25 glitches and other service interruptions on the EDSA line since 2018 started

The week in photos: December 16-22, 2017

Dec 23, 2017 - 3:57 PM

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

A girl waits for her present next to a man dressed as Santa Claus during a Christmas ceremony at the Palace of the National Military Club in Bucharest on December 21, 2017. Children of the Romanian Army army personnel, who were injured or died on duty, attended a children's show and received Christmas presents. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel MIHAILESCU

Big tobacco wins in smoke-friendly Southeast Asia, says report

Nov 27, 2017 - 6:04 PM

The report says some of the world's highest concentrations of tobacco users are in Indonesia, where 76.2 percent of males aged 15 or older smoke; Vietnam, and the Philippines

Japan firm rewards non-smokers with additional holidays

Nov 01, 2017 - 6:01 PM

A Tokyo-based online firm gives non-smoking employees 6 additional days' holiday to compensate for the time their colleagues spend puffing away at work

INCENTIVE. Non-smokers in this Tokyo-based company get additional 6 extra days of holiday. File photo

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

A captain of the Red Ants, a municipal team tasked with evictions, cracks his whip to speed up the eviction inside Fattis Mansion in downtown Johannesburg on July 19, 2017.  Residents of the allegedly illegally occupied building were forcibly removed by dozens of red clad security men and their belongings laid on the pavement outside the building. Several buildings in the central district of Johannesburg are illegally occupied by a large number of residents, often migrants, who live in substandard conditions. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI

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

Fighting tobacco use through local legislation

Jun 15, 2017 - 12:49 PM

Iloilo City has been a no smoking zone since 2015

PROMINENT REMINDER. Iloilo City's anti-smoking billboards are mounted everywhere, like this one at Bonifacio Drive, to remind the public that smoking is prohibited.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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May 19, 2017 - 1:52 PM

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May 19, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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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

NO SMOKING. In this file photo, the Department of Health personnel pastes an anti-smoking sticker on a public utility bus' windshield during the DOH's no smoking campaign on June 17, 2010. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

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

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

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

MULLING SMOKING BAN. President Rodrigo Duterte looks at documents handed to him by Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial before the 13th Cabinet meeting on March 6, 2017. Photo by Toto Lozano/ Presidential Photo

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

\EXECUTIVE ORDER. President Rodrigo Duterte leads the 13th Cabinet meeting at Malacañang Palace on March 6, 2017. Photo by Rolando Mailo/Presidential Photo

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

NO SMOKING. In this file photo, the Department of Health personnel pastes an anti-smoking sticker on a public utility bus' windshield during the DOH's no smoking campaign on June 17, 2010. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

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

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

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

NO MORE EXCUSES. The Graphic Health Warning Law takes effect nationwide on November 8, 2016. Cigarette manufacturers were given the last 8 months to exhaust their stocks of packs that only bore text warnings. Photo by Mauricio Victa/Rappler

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

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 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

NO SMOKING. In this file photo, the Department of Health personnel pastes an anti-smoking sticker on a public utility bus' windshield during the DOH's no smoking campaign on June 17, 2010. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

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

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

SAFE OR NOT? The scientific community are giving contradictory answers on the effects of using electronic 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

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

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

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

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

epa04228634 A woman smokes a cigarette in Berlin, Germany, 26 May 2014. World No Tobacco Day is observed on 31 May 2014. About thirty per cent of Germans between age 18 and 79 are smokers. EPA/CHRISTOPH SCHMIDT

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

NO SMOKING. Village head Abdul Wahid, standing next to an anti-smoking campaign poster that reads 'Cigarettes are a killer,' 'You the one who smoke, we the one who die.' Photo by AFP