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