13 May 2017: A World Trade Organisation ruling backing Australia’s hard line on cigarette packaging highlights a gulf between Asia and much of the rest
14 May 2017: THE Customs Department has declared an all-out war against illicit cigarette trade in its bid to eliminate the smuggling racket that has
14 May 2017: TOBACCO use is one of the biggest public health threats in the world, killing about six million people annually through tobacco-related diseases.
9 May 2017: Non-infectious diseases claim the lives of about 400,000 Vietnamese people each year, said Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long at a conference
12 May 2017: A few days ago, Japan Tobacco International (JTI) announced it is closing its cigarette manufacturing factory in Malaysia at the end of
5 May 2017: High tobacco excise taxes helped cut smoking prevalence among Filipino adults by 5.9 percent in 2015, according to the results of the
27 April 2017: Remember the viral Indonesian toddler who reportedly smoked two packs of cigarettes a day in 2010? He’s now in fourth grade and
16 April 2017: Dr. Paulyn Jean Ubial, secretary of the Department of Health (davaotoday.com file photo) DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Health Secretary Paulyn Jean B.
10 April 2017: Tobacco tax was named as one of the largest contributors to Indonesia’s economy when it accounted for 96.4 percent of the customs
11 April 2017: THE tax liabilities of the Mighty Corp. would result to a significant economic loss and deprivation of funds for the medicines of
6 May 2017: Philip Morris International (PMI) just had its AGM in New York celebrating its $7.25 billion net earnings in 2016 for its stockholders.
12 April 2017: The second largest tobacco company in the Philippines, Mighty Corp., is currently under investigation by the Department of Finance for massive tax
At the UN General Assembly in 2015, world leaders agreed on 17 SDGs, including one on health, as a means of ending poverty for all
6 April 2017: MANILA – I used to smoke – burning a pack and a half a day. But Singapore cured me of that nasty
3 April 2017: By Jaimie Rose R. Aberia An ordinance that bans smoking at all public buildings, facilities, and establishments “owned, used, or controlled or
30 March 2017: By Eveline Danubrata and Agustinus Beo Da Costa | JAKARTA Indonesia’s government has proposed issuing a decree to govern the domestic tobacco
28 March 2017: KUALA LUMPUR: Raising cigarette prices to RM21.50 a packet is among the measures to be taken to reduce the number of smokers
27 March 2017: A settlement between the government and Mighty Corp. is now out of the question, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said Monday,
22 March 2017: Bureau of Internal Revenue officials press charges against Mighty Corporation for supposedly using bogus tax stamps on cigarette packs. The P9.5 billion
21 March 2017: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has changed his mind on the controversial tobacco bill and has signed a presidential letter permitting the House
17 March 2017: Different health groups on Wednesday urged Philippine President Duterte to sign a 100% Smoke-Free Executive Order now to save thousands of Filipinos
11 March 2017: As the deadline for the government to respond to the House of Representatives’ second attempt to deliberate the controversial tobacco bill approaches,
2 March 2016: The local government on Thursday launched “Task Force Usok” to intensify its anti-smoking campaign in all private establishments and public places here.
2 March 2017: SINGAPORE — Allowing the use of heated tobacco products here could draw a much larger group of users — especially among youth