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Philippines: 1,000 percent cigarette price hike pushed

28 August 2019 Vincent Cabreza BAGUIO CITY – Anti-smoking crusaders want to raise cigarette prices by 1,000 percent and capitalize on President Duterte’s campaign against cigarette smoking, an official of the World Health Organization said […]

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Philippines: Baguio pushes smoke-free campaign

11 August 2019 Zaldy Comanda  BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Benjamin Magalong assured his full support to the city’s smoke-free campaign and to the enforcers implementing the smoke-free ordinance. Magalong heads the Smoke-Free Task Force which spearheads […]

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WHO says e-cigarettes ‘undoubtedly harmful’

28 July 2019 Allison Jackson Electronic cigarettes are “undoubtedly harmful” and should be regulated, the WHO said Friday as it warned against the use of vaping products by smokers trying to quit their deadly habit. […]

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Thailand: PM to keep e-cigs illegal

21 August 2019 Mongkol Bangprara Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has vowed to retain Thailand’s ban on e-cigarettes, insisting the new government will not yield to lobbying from an interest group that has been working hard […]