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Mt. Samat now a shrine of smoke-free Philippines

Pilar, Bataan, 9 April 2019: During the commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) which marks the greatness of Filipino fighters during World War II, the marker declaring Mt. Samat National Shrine as […]

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Philippines: The march for Women’s Health

24 March 2019 Viviane Apostol and Carlos Jacinto “There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women,” according to Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General. By breaking barriers in fields that were […]

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Indonesia: Big tobacco seeks to entice women: Report

11 March 2019 Dian Septiari JakartaPost: The tobacco industry is trying to ride the wave of women’s empowerment that is celebrated globally every March, as women and girls, especially in Southeast Asia, are increasingly targeted […]

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Thailand: Police raid hookah, e-cig sellers

4 March 2019 Wassayos Ngamkham Bangkok Post: Police arrested 23 people and seized 2,856 hookahs, e-cigarettes and vaping solution, worth more than 900,000 baht, in recent raids in greater Bangkok. Police first targetted nine shops […]