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Health group calls for “higher tobacco taxes

HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank and advocacy group with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, called anew for higher tobacco taxes on World Health Day, April 7.

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Health group reminds mall and resto owners: You are free to adopt 100-percent smoke-free policy

HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, pointed out that offices, restaurants, malls, and other private businesses are not required by law to establish a Designated Smoking Area (DSA).

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Health and anti-tobacco groups commend Duterte’s line veto of tobacco tax earmarking

Public health think tank HealthJustice Philippines and the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) expressed dismay over the approval of the very low tobacco tax increase in the TRAIN, but nonetheless commend President Duterte’s veto of the unconstitutional allotment of the incremental revenues of the tobacco taxes, the use for which has already been provided for in the Republic Act 10351 or the Sin Tax Reform Law.

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Health group calls for higher tobacco taxes to prevent kids from smoking

HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank and advocacy group with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, called on Filipino parents to support the increase of tobacco taxes to discourage their children from smoking.

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Health group assures full support for Sec Duque

HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank and advocacy group with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, congratulated and expressed its support for Francisco Duque III, who has just been appointed Health Secretary by President Rodrigo Duterte.

Health group welcomes reappointment of Health Sec Ubial

HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank and advocacy group with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, welcomed the reappointment of Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial.

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‘Well-deserved’ – health group on Ubial’s WHO award

HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank and advocacy group with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, congratulated Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial, a known tobacco control advocate, for receiving one of World Health Organization’s (WHO) World No Tobacco Day 2017 awards.

Health group: PH is first in the world to comply with int’l tobacco control agreement

HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank and advocacy group with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, pointed out that Philippines is the first country in the world to comply with an international agreement urging state parties to adopt guidelines for implementing the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) in foreign posts and diplomatic missions.

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Health group remind public schools: Don’t accept ‘Brigada Eskwela’ donations from tobacco industry

HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank and advocacy group with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, cautioned the officials of public schools against accepting donations or any kind of support from the tobacco industry.

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Public officials sign manifesto against tobacco industry interference

In a workshop organized by HealthJustice Philippines in partnership with the Civil Service Commission, tobacco control advocates working in local government units, national government agencies and public administrative bodies signed last April 28 a manifesto cementing their commitment to protect the bureaucracy against tobacco industry interference.