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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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Health advocates to smokers: No better time to quit now

04 May 2020

Health advocates call on smokers and vapers to quit smoking now as new studies show that smoking increases the risk of contracting severe Covid-19. Because it attacks the lungs, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 could be an especially serious threat to those who smoke tobacco or use vape. Read more.


Health Advocates call on LGUs to impose ban on cigarettes amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

30 Mar 2020

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Philippines and the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Alliance, Philippines (FCAP) call on all local government across the country to implement a ban on selling and purchasing cigarettes amid the rising cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country.  Read more.

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Public health and environmental advocates vow to strictly monitor newly-issued GHW

6 Mar 2020

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Philippines, together with the EcoWaste Coalition, warned tobacco industry manufacturers and retailers that they will be closely monitoring the compliance for the new graphic health warning (GHW) rolled out by the Department of Health (DOH) on cigarette packs on March 4.Read more.

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ASH PH lauds President Duterte's EO No. 106, strict e-cig regulation

27 Feb 2020

Action on Smoking & Health (ASH) Philippines lauds President Duterte for signing executive order no. 106, which prohibits the manufacture, distribution, marketing, and sale of unregistered electronic cigarettes and other novel tobacco products. Read more.

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Tobacco Industry Still Behind E-cigs

11 Feb 2020

JUUL Labs Asia Pacific Scientific Affairs Director Dr. Amar Kureishi slammed the Tobacco Industry for their false advertising, calling out the act as criminal in nature during the 3rd House of Representatives hearing on e-cigarette regulation. Read more.


Vape, E-Cig, HTP not a safe alternative

08 Feb 2020

Action on Smoking and Health Philippines Executive Director and National Secretary of Philippine College of Physicians Dr. Maria Encarnita B. Limpin reiterated that vaping and e-cigarette products are not safe alternatives for tobacco.Read more.

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