health

Philippines: Doctor urges public to quit smoking, vaping to protect lung health

8 November 2022 By Analou de Vera, Manila Bulletin A doctor from the Lung Center of the Philippines reminded cigarette and vape users that quitting such habits is an important way to protect their lung health and avoid diseases. “Prevention pa rin, kaya talagang isinusulong din po natin iyong huwag magsisigarilyo ang ating mga kababayan […]

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Tobacco is a major barrier to achieving social justice

18 February 2022 By: Judith Mackay, Source: China Daily When access to certain basic rights, such as good health, education, and fair and equal treatment, has been distributed unevenly or denied to certain groups, the problem becomes an issue of social justice. Social justice may be used to invoke legal rights in corporate accountability efforts,

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13th Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health Declaration

Conference theme: Professional Alliance Moving Together for a Tobacco-Free Society This year, the 13th Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health (APACT13) takes place virtually while the world continues to struggle with the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tobacco use, with its known adverse health risks, is now even more of a hazard, further

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Australia Reports Dramatic Drop in Smoking Following Plain Cigarette Packaging and Other Tobacco Control Measures

Other countries should follow Australia’s lead in implementing life-saving policies Statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, DC – Australian health officials today reported that the nation’s smoking rate has dropped by more than 15 percent – from 15.1 percent in 2010 to 12.8 percent in 2013 – following implementation of a

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Way Forward to Utilize The 2% Tobacco Excise Revenue Sharing and The 10% Local Cigarette Tax for Health Objective

Last 26 June 2014, a workshop entitled ‘Way Forward to Utilize The 2% Tobacco Excise Revenue Sharing and The 10% Local Cigarette Tax for Health Objective’ was held in Lombok, Indonesia. The workshop was attended by city representatives from the Health District Office (Dinas Kesehatan), Local Planning & Development Board (Badan Perencanaan Daerah), and Economic

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