Lao PDR celebrates WNTD 2017

1 June 2017: Laos PDR organized several events to celebrate World No Tobacco Day 2017.  The first event on the 26th May, the Hygiene and Health Promotion Department, the Ministry of Health – Lao PDR, the World […]

Tobacco, a threat to development

31 May 2017: While in elementary school, my long vacation would be a one month stay at my grandfather’s house in a village in Central Java known for its tobacco farms. My chain-smoking grandfather used […]

Non-smokers must speak up

31 May 2017: THERE are more smokers today than ever before. Although the percentage of smokers may be decreasing, there are almost a billion daily smokers across the globe. The World Health Organisation (WHO) produced […]

Smoking ban in Selangor parks begins tomorrow

30 May 2017: From tomorrow, it will be illegal to light up at public parks in Selangor gazetted as no-smoking zones. This excludes open carpark areas. Under The Control of Tobacco Product (Amendment) Regulations 2017, […]

Duterte signs EO banning smoking nationwide

19 May 2017: President Duterte has signed an executive order that prohibits smoking within enclosed public places and public conveyances nationwide, except in designated smoking areas. The order also encourages local government units to implement […]

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