Tag Archives: tobacco control

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E-cigs should be regulated by DOH and FDA

HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank and advocacy group with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, proposed that electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), better known as e-cigarettes, should be regulated by the Department of Health (DoH) and the Food and Drug Authority (FDA) instead of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

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Health group congratulates Duque

HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank and advocacy group with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, congratulated Francisco Duque, whose appointment to the helm of the Department of Health has been confirmed by the Commission on Appointments (CA).

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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.

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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Encouraging people to smoke cheaper cigarettes is no advocacy at all – health group

HealthJustice Philippines, a public health think tank with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, reacted to the statement made recently by the counsel of Mighty Corporation that the manufacturer’s proposed amendments to the sin tax reform law will help smokers who consume cheaper tobacco products.

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Health institutions, groups back Senate bill creating an independent health promotion body

During the hearing on Senate Bill 378 on the institutionalization of health promotion chaired by Senator Risa Hontiveros last February 15, public health institutions, groups and think tanks backed the creation of an independent health promotion body focusing on the preventive aspect of health care.

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Health groups to Duterte: Appoint Health and Trade Sec who have no links to the tobacco industry

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.