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Ending the tobacco scourge

18 February 2017: Tobacco-related deaths are a commercially propagated epidemic. Each year, smoking kills more than six million people, a tenth of them the innocent

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Manila rolls out smoking ban

13 February 2017: Manila City Mayor Joseph Estrada answers questions during a briefing, January 2016. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada on Monday

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COPD takes your breath away

27 November 2016: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as COPD, is a progressive lung disease that makes it increasingly difficult to breathe. The condition

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Smoke free Ph pushed

30 October 2016: A NON-GOVERNMENT organization appealed to President Rodrigo Duterte to make the Philippines smoke-free by enforcing a nationwide smoking ban in public places

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