ODD ONE OUT : Exclude tobacco from law that fights against smuggling of food
An NGO that advocates for food sovereignty reminded lawmakers and the government that the inclusion of tobacco products among agricultural products covered...Read More
Shift to food crop production removes tobacco farmers’ risk of nicotine poisoning
It is called the “Green Tobacco Sickness” or GTS, a form of nicotine poisoning from directly handling tobacco leaves, which poses a...Read More
Opposition vs vape law growing; veto of bill pushed
More than 5,000 people from Davao City and the Island Garden City of Samal recently joined Parents Against Vape (PAV) in its...Read More
price and tax measures are effective and important means of reducing tobacco consumption. Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of premature death and disease in the Philippines.
Tobacco smoke contains chemicals that are harmful to people. Current Philippines Laws do not provide full protection against the harms of tobacco smoking. Homes, workplaces and public places are not free from second hand smoke constantly putting at serious risk the health of everyone.
An increasing number of Filipino adults and youth are using electronic cigarettes, which provide a relatively new way to deliver the addictive substance nicotine without burning tobacco.
Tobacco Industry Monitoring
The Philippines is a signatory to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the world’s first public health treaty since 2003
NCD Prevention and Control
The Philippines is facing a double burden of diseases with the rise of non-communicable diseases along with the country’s continuous battle against infectious communicable diseases. Evidence has shown that NCDs such as diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases, and cardiovascular diseases are the primary cause for 69% of deaths in the Philippines annually.