tobacco industry - updates

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Michael Bloomberg to launch $20-M anti-tobacco watchdog

Mar 07, 2018 - 2:11 PM

The monitor, to be called Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products, will seek to counter the industry's influence by publishing reports detailing pro-smoking activities and tactics

BLOOMBERG PHILANTHROPIES. Michael Bloomberg at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 27, 2016. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Japan Tobacco buying Mighty Corp for $1 billion

Aug 22, 2017 - 6:18 PM

Japan Tobacco says it will pay 46 8 billion pesos 936 million for Mighty which has a 23 share of the Philippine market

Customs files case vs judge over TRO on Mighty raids

Mar 13, 2017 - 6:04 PM

Judge Tita Alisuag of the Manila RTC is set to hear on March 14 the petition for preliminary injunction filed by tobacco firm Mighty Corporation The Bureau of Customs will seek her inhibition

RAIDS STOPPED. Mighty Corporation, headed by Alex Wongchuking (right), secures a temporary restraining order from a Manila court against inspections and raids conducted by the Bureau of Customs. File photo by Ben Nabong/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

Bloomberg lauds PH for sin tax law

Mar 19, 2015 - 9:18 PM

The Department of Finance and Department of Health receive the 2015 Awards for Global Tobacco Control from Bloomberg Philanthropies

A WIN FOR SIN TAX. Michael Bloomberg gives the Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards for Global Tobacco Control to DOF Undersecretary Jeremias Paul Jr and DOH Assistant Secretary Paulyn Rosell-Ubial. Photo from Ulysses Dorotheo/SEATCA

DOH releases templates for scary cigarette packs

Nov 07, 2014 - 10:24 AM

Cigarette companies are mandated by a new law to place bolder warnings against smoking in their cigarette packs by 2015

UAAP fans urge athletes to join anti-smoking campaign

Oct 03, 2014 - 2:50 PM

The petition is part of Time’s Up Tobacco – a public movement seeking to make tobacco companies accountable for the harmful effects of their products on both smokers and non smokers

Asia's rising tobacco epidemic

Sep 18, 2014 - 4:07 PM

Researchers say inadequate public awareness of smoking risks coupled with aggressive tobacco marketing has left Asian nations with some of the highest smoking rates in the world

An Indian man smokes a cigarette on 'World No Tobacco Day' in Bangalore, India on 31 May 2014. Jagadeesh NV/EPA

PH delays graphic warnings on cigarette packs despite law

Aug 07, 2014 - 9:32 PM

The tobacco industry is able to convince government that it should be allowed to use up its stocks that don t bear graphic health warnings – until May 2016

Tobacco firms' influence over PH gov't among highest in SEA

Feb 03, 2014 - 6:16 PM

In most of the 7 countries surveyed governments receive contributions from the tobacco industry or endorse the firms CSR activities

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

Smoking kills: Senators want to show you how

Jul 11, 2013 - 7:52 PM

Senators Pia Cayetano and Frank Drilon file bills mandating graphic health warnings on cigarette packs

Cigarette-maker BAT beefs up manufacturing plans in PH

Jun 05, 2013 - 7:41 PM

Cigarette maker British American Tobacco plans to put up its own Philippine factory in the country either in 2014 or 2015

OWN FACTORY. British American Tobacco (BAT) plans to put up its own factory in the country in the next 2 years on top of its $200 million investment commitment. Photo by Katherine Visconti/Rappler

Loophole? No PH law banning tobacco CSR

Jun 03, 2013 - 6:03 PM

Despite anecdotal evidence that tobacco companies use CSR projects to skirt laws and stave off unfriendly regulations they still freely do it – because they can

Health advocates call for total tobacco ad ban

Jun 01, 2013 - 9:01 AM

Tobacco control advocates call for a total ban of tobacco advertisements in the country

GRAPHIC IMAGES. SEATCA Director Ulysses Dorotheo and DOH Asec Eric Tayag poses with a cigarette packaging from Australia. Photo by Jee Geronimo/RapplerGRAPHIC IMAGES. SEATCA Director Ulysses Dorotheo and DOH Asec Eric Tayag poses with a cigarette packaging from Australia. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

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

PNoy gets health award: Will he now quit smoking?

Apr 06, 2013 - 7:37 PM

The World Health Organization in the Western Pacific Region observes World Health Day on April 8 via a ceremony honoring President Aquino

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

Newsbreak, ABS-CBN cited for tobacco reporting

Mar 29, 2012 - 10:05 AM

Journalists and NGOs combating tobacco industry interference recognized for their efforts

AWARDS. HealthJustice Philippines' award ceremony on March 28.

Smoker? See how you fatten tobacco firms

Mar 22, 2012 - 3:57 PM

The tobacco industry effectively earns US 6 000 per victim says research