HealthJustice Philippines, a public health policy think tank and advocacy group with expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, warned that the tobacco industry’s CSR activities are the new means by which it circumvents tobacco control laws.
There are few events in the history of the world where all of humanity is collectively transfixed in horror as it unfolds, just as it was on September 11, 2001, when America was attacked by terrorists.
HealthJustice Philippines, a public health think tank and advocacy group with expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, welcomes the proposal of Department of Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez to increase taxes on cigarettes, liquor, and sweetened beverages, among others. “[A bill] was submitted to congress, [in which] the tax will depend on the sugar content,” Paula Alvarez, Spokesperson of the DoF, also said.
HealthJustice Philippines, a public health policy think tank and advocacy group with expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, calls on legislators to prioritize passage of a Health Promotion law to address the rise in non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
HealthJustice Philippines, a public health policy think tank and advocacy group active in tobacco control and health promotion, is in high hopes after President Rodrigo Duterte promised during his first State of the Nation Address that health insurance would be extended to everyone. “The government will also provide universal health insurance to all Filipinos,” Duterte said.
Every 40 seconds, a life is lost to suicide, making it the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year-olds globally, according to the World Health Organization. To add, depression is the predominant cause of illness and disability for both boys and girls aged 10 to 19.
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HealthJustice Philippines, Medical Action Group and WomanHealth Philippines, composed of lawyers, medical doctors and tobacco control and health advocates, called on President-elect Rodrigo Duterte, himself a known advocate of tobacco control, to appoint “fearless and uncompromising leaders who can be tough against the tobacco industry” to the Departments of Health and Trade, both of which have huge roles in the implementation of tobacco control laws.
Health Advocates and Government agencies celebrate World No Tobacco Day, affirm support for full implementation of Graphic Health Warnings Law
HealthJustice Philippines, MMDA, DOH and Civil Society Organizations in celebration of the “World No Tobacco Day” will conduct an activity to show support for the full implementation of the Graphic Health Warnings law in the Philippines and its primary purpose of informing the public about the dangers of tobacco use.
Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA), HealthJustice Philippines (HJ) and New Vois Association Philippines (NVAP) alerted the public today of the ties that bind the tobacco industry and the International Tax and Investment Centre (ITIC), which is behind the 13th Annual Asia-Pacific Tax Forum on May 23, 2016 in Jakarta, Indonesia.