July 2, 2023

KEEP OR QUIT : Weighing your options to give up smoking

“Gusto ko rin mabuhay nang medyo matagal eh (I’d like to live quite longer),” realized 40-year- old farm hauler Irving Caralde of Papaya, Nueva Ecija when […]
June 30, 2023

No smoking month observed with awareness campaigns

Over 112,000 Filipinos die from tobacco-related diseases each year, of which about 23 percent are male and 10 percent are female (17.5 percent overall). Meanwhile, over […]
June 23, 2023

Minimize damage to oral health when you quit smoking

Bad breath, rotting teeth, gum disease, and worse, oral cancer. These are just some of the damaging impacts of tobacco to oral health unless smokers quit, […]
June 2, 2023

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 under the Anti-Agricultural Smuggling […]
May 22, 2023

Smoking causes premature aging of the skin—expert

It’s not only excessive sun exposure that can lead to damaged skin; smoking can also do the same. Also, expect wrinkles sooner or other skin diseases. […]
April 22, 2023

No buts: Cigarette butts destroy beaches’ beauty

HITTING the beach this summer? Don’t throw your butts around. Cigarette butts, that is. This is the appeal by HealthJustice Inc. Legal Consultant Karl Marx Carumba […]
April 13, 2023

Stop smoking now to fight its adverse effects–NGO

Lent may be over but if you promise to make the sacrifice to quit smoking, then do so. Quitting smoking, according to the Centers for Disease […]
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 […]
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. […]