Sabah parks now smoke-free zones

23 April 2017: (From left) Dr Christina, Nooliza and Ginun launch the no-smoking signboard at Taman Ujana Rimba Tropika.   KOTA KINABALU: Smoking is now banned in public parks in Sabah, said Sabah Health Department director […]

Snuffing out the smugglers

9 April 2017: The Customs Department is getting serious with smugglers, intensifying its collaboration with regional counterparts and local enforcement agencies. SMUGGLERS beware. We’re coming for you. Weekly seizures are now the norm, says Customs […]

DepEd to train principals on tobacco control

6 April 2017: By Philippine News Agency The Department of Education (DepEd) will train principals and other members of the schools’ Child Protection Committees on comprehensive tobacco control. Credit: Pixabay / MANILA BULLETIN According to […]

Earth Day: Cigarette butts – big pollution

22 April 2017: Happy Earth Day 2017! To mark this year’s celebration, theEarth Day Network says, “We need to empower everyone with the knowledge to inspire action in defence of environmental protection.” Transnational tobacco companies […]

No special treatment for Mighty–Dominguez

3 April 2017: Mighty Corp. will not get special treatment from the government as the head of the Duterte administration’s economic team expressed confidence that strong evidence would pin down the homegrown cigarette manufacturer. “The […]

DoH backs stronger cigarette tax campaign

2 April 2017: The Health Department said it supports the Finance Department’s campaign to run after tax evaders in the cigarette industry, saying an additional P1 billion from tax payments could be used to treat […]

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