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Health Advocates Decry Closed Door Hearing on E-cigarettes Hearing
Press Release

07 Sep 2020

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Philippines calls out the “closed door” decision of the House of Representatives to ban media coverage on the substitute bill on the regulation of the use, sale and distribution of electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products (HTPs). Read more.


Make Health a New Year’s Resolution

31 Dec 2020

As the year 2020 closes, health advocates and Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Philippines reiterates the importance of quitting the habit of smoking and greet the new year by maintaining a healthier lifestyle. Read more.


Public health advocates calls on strict implementation of CSC memorandum circular no.17 and smoke-free ordinances

13 Aug 2020

Public health advocates today call on the strict implementation of the smoking ban in government premises and smoke-free ordinances, following President Rodrigo Duterte’s recent initiative to prohibit smoking in workplaces to contain the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the country. Read more.

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ASH lauds DOF ban on online sale of sin products

12 July 2020

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Philippines lauded the Department of Finance’ (DOF) initiative to ban online sale of sin products. The move to ban online sales of liquors and cigarettes was primarily to prevent proliferation of counterfeit items. 

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Health advocates: Protect youth; monitor, expose tobacco industry tactics

31 May 2020

In line with the celebration for World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) bearing the theme “Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use,” tobacco control and health advocates push for stronger measures to counteract tobacco and related industries’ systematic, aggressive and sustained tactics to attract a new generation of tobacco users.

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Banning E-Cigarettes and HTPS best option vs nicotine addiction - Public Health Advocates

29 May 2020

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Philippines and the Ecowaste Coalition support the position of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) banning e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products to prevent a new epidemic of nicotine addiction.

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Groups Urge LGUs to Gear Up for Post-COVID Anti-Tobacco Programs

21 May 2020

This joint PR was originaly published at EcoWasteCoalition

Two health and environmental organizations issued a common plea to all local government units (LGUs) to strengthen their tobacco prevention and control... Read more.

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