July 20, 2019

Joint letter on the role of the tobacco industry to the 2030 sustainable development

A joint letter for Mr. Møller’s call for a “more nuanced” relationship between the tobacco industry and the UN system represents a threat to progress towards […]
March 23, 2019

Health concerns among Filipino women

By: Roderick Evans Bartolome and Mary Ann Fernandez-Mendoza   In the Philippines, women tend to overlook their own health, pushing aside personal health concerns because many […]
November 29, 2016

Think tank: Big-time increase in cigarette taxes to force smokers to quit

By: Ronnel W. Domingo   Public health policy think-tank HealthJustice Philippines Monday pushed for a single-tier tax system for tobacco products, saying other proposed systems would […]
October 30, 2016

Smoke free Ph pushed

by  Joel E. Zurbano   A NON-GOVERNMENT organization appealed to President Rodrigo Duterte to make the Philippines smoke-free by enforcing a nationwide smoking ban in public […]
October 11, 2016

Advocacy groups back proposed nationwide smoking ban

ABS-CBN News Posted at Oct 11 2016 01:40 AM MANILA – A number of advocacy groups expressed support for the proposed nationwide ban on smoking, which […]
August 1, 2016

Lifestyle – related diseases kill 33 Filipinos per hour

by Chito A. Chavez   Stressing the people’s right to proper health care, Health Justice Philippines, an health advocacy group focusing on tobacco control and health […]
March 4, 2016


PHOTO BY RUY L. MARTINEZ   The Philippines’ Global Cancer ambassador Emer Roxas (left) and Ang Nars party-list Rep. Leah Paquiz (center) join health groups in […]
March 4, 2016

Cigarette packs with graphic warning expected in June

By Mayen Jaymalin   MANILA, Philippines – Cigarette packs with graphic health warnings (GHWs) are expected to be available in the market by June.   Emer […]
March 3, 2016

Advocacy groups press tobacco companies for compliance with Graphic Health Warnings Law

FOLLOWING the publication of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 10643 — the Graphic Health Warnings (GHW) Law — tobacco-control advocacy groups have […]