September 19, 2023

Increase public investment on NCD prevention and accelerate UHC Law implementation, health group urges PBBM

The Healthy Philippines Alliance (HPA), a network of civil society organizations advocating for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) prevention and control, called on the national government to accelerate […]
September 6, 2023

Child protection groups urge government: Enforce laws banning sales of vapes and other tobacco products to minors

Child Protection Groups urged the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to enforce policies prohibiting the sale of vapes, heated tobacco products and novel tobacco products […]
September 4, 2023

CSR Bill, banta sa kalusugan ng mga ina, sanggol, at bata, ayon sa dating kalihim ng DOH at grupong pro-breastfeeding

Nangangamba ang grupong Arugaan na isang banta sa kalusugan ng mga ina, sanggol, at mga bata ang mga nakabinbing panukala na Corporate Social Responsibility o CSR Act sa Kongreso, lalo’t ipinigadiriwang […]
August 9, 2023

Prohibit Designated Smoking and Vaping Areas for the sake of our children’s lung and overall health

Public health advocates bat for wider smoke and vape-free spaces by prohibiting the establishment of Designated Smoking and Vaping Areas (DSVAs) to further protect the public, […]
July 25, 2023

Welfare of youth must be primary focus in crusade against vapes

Protecting children must remain the top priority in the enforcement of Republic Act No. 11900 or the Vaporized Nicotine and Non-Nicotine Products Regulation Act as we […]
May 22, 2023

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 real risk to tobacco […]
March 30, 2023

Smoking, too, can cause colon cancer—expert

Who are more likely to develop and die from colorectal cancer? Those people who have smoked tobacco for a long time. “We know that smoking may […]
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 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 […]