February 23, 2023

A healthy lifestyle is key to a healthy heart

If you want to take care of the health of your heart, don’t smoke or quit tobacco use. Former Health Secretary Dr. Jaime Galvez Tan warned […]
January 25, 2023

House bill seeking to hike excise tax on e-cigarettes gains support

HEALTH advocacy groups have expressed their strong support to House Bill (HB) 5532, raising excise taxes on e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products (HTPs). Filed by Rep. […]
December 31, 2022

Higher taxes for ‘sin’ goods urged

A coalition of medical societies, youth groups, and civil society organizations on Monday called for higher excise taxes on alcohol, cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and heated tobacco products. […]
December 8, 2022

Stop smoking, eat healthy, exercise and prevent lung cancer—expert

The Department of Health (DOH) said that lung cancer, considered a silent killer, is one of the most common types of cancer in the Philippines. Over […]
August 22, 2022

Smoking is tied to more aggressive form of prostate cancer–study

Prostate cancer is the fifth leading cancer site and third leading cause of cancer deaths among Filipino males, the Department of Health (DOH) said, citing the […]
August 10, 2022

Health advocates highlight dangers of smoking this National Lung Month

He once dreamed of having his own car mechanic shop to help his widowed mother provide for their family. But that dream was abruptly cut short […]
May 25, 2022

Exposure to secondhand smoke increases risk of getting lung cancer

Non-smoking adults who are exposed to secondhand smoke (SHS) at home or at work have a 25 to 30 percent increased risk of developing lung cancer […]
April 14, 2022

Quit smoking for better mental health

Holy Week is the best time for us to pause and remember the sacrifices and love of Jesus Christ. For HealthJustice Philippines, a non-profit organization, it […]
March 16, 2022

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 appeal to President Duterte […]