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Health group renews call for ouster of tobacco industry rep from tobacco control body

HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, once again urges Congress to amend RA 9211 to specifically exclude the Philippine Tobacco Institute (PTI) from sitting in the Inter-Agency Committee on Tobacco, the government body tasked by the said law to lead the implementation of tobacco control laws.

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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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.

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Higher tobacco taxes can compensate losses from mine closures — health group

Following the disclosure by a “certain government official” that the losses incurred as a result of the issuance several mine closure and suspension orders could amount up to P77 billion, HealthJustice Philippines, a public health think tank and advocacy group, pointed out that such losses can be compensated by revenues from the tobacco tax.

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Higher tobacco taxes can compensate losses from mine closures — health group

Following the disclosure by a “certain government official” that the losses incurred as a result of the issuance several mine closure and suspension orders could amount up to P77 billion, HealthJustice Philippines, a public health think tank and advocacy group, pointed out that such losses can be compensated by revenues from the tobacco tax.