Baguio City’s anti-smoking drive nets 2.6K violators in 10 months

BAGUIO CITY — The city’s anti-smoking task force caught a total of 2,633 violators from January to end-October, the Public Order and Safety Division (POSD) said in a report on Tuesday.…

DOH pushes for P90 per pack tobacco tax hike

MANILA — The Department of Health (DOH) is pushing for a PHP90 per pack increase in tobacco excise tax for better health of more Filipinos through the Universal Health Care (UHC)…

Baguio vies for DOH’s Red Orchid Award with anti-smoking drive

BAGUIO CITY — Baguio City is hoping to get its first Red Orchid Award from the Department of Health with its strict implementation of “Smoke-Free Baguio” ordinance since May 2017. The…

Quitting smoking may lead to weight gain but reduce death risk

BEIJING — Quitting smoking may cause you to gain weight and initially lead to a higher risk of diabetes, but it will reduce the chances of death from cardiovascular disease and…

Baguio’s anti-smoking task force to help BPO workers quit vice

BAGUIO CITY — The City of Pines’ anti-smoking task force might come up with a program aimed at helping employees of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies in the city quit smoking.…

Baguio’s anti-smoking drive sets sights on BPOs

BAGUIO CITY — Baguio City’s anti-smoking enforcers are setting their sights on Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies. Anti-smoking task force head Dr. Donnabel Tubera told the Philippine News Agency on Tuesday…

Anti-smoking group calls for ban on e-cigarettes

  MANILA — An ant-smoking advocacy group on Monday called on the government to ban electronic cigarettes or e-cigs in the country, saying health experts have yet to determine the dangers…

EO No. 26 emphasizes “truths” on smoking

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s signing of the executive order number 26 emphasizes on important truths about smoking as the country joins celebration of the World No Tobacco Day…

Smoking ban in PHL also covers foreigners

DAGUPAN CITY –The smoking ban as provided for in an executive order signed by President Rodrigo Duterte covers not only Filipinos but also foreigners staying in the country. Francisco de…

Anti-smoking advocate calls for a smoke-free Holy Week

MANILA — The New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) has appealed to Filipinos to shun smoking this Holy Week. “We are hoping that Filipinos would consider not smoking, at…