December 8, 2020

Public health advocates alarmed as PH ranking slips in Global Tobacco Control Report

MANILA – Philippine public health advocates raised alarm over findings of a global report that the tobacco industry has remained relentless in their lobbying efforts to […]
July 27, 2020

WHO statement on heated tobacco products and the US FDA decision regarding IQOS

WHO takes this opportunity to remind Member States that are Parties to the WHO Framework Convention of Tobacco Control (FCTC) of their obligations under the Convention. […]
October 4, 2019

Heated tobacco products must be regulated like any tobacco product

HTPs are not novel products.   Heated Tobacco Products (HTPs) are not novel products. These products have been in existence for over 30 years. They were […]
August 15, 2019

Comprehensive tobacco advertising ban critical to reducing smoking prevalence among the youth

By Atty. Jacky T. Sarita, Dr. Donna Lorenzana Tubera-Panes, and Roderick Bartolome   According to the World Health Organization, seven million people die each year because of […]
May 31, 2018

Protect hearts by raising tobacco tax -health group

(Manila, Philippines – May 31, 2018) On World No Tobacco Day, HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank and advocacy group with legal expertise in tobacco control and […]
February 8, 2018

Nicotine remains harmful to health -health group

(Manila, Philippines – February 8, 2018) HealthJustice Philippines, an advocacy group with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, debunked the claim that nicotine is […]
September 29, 2017

Tobacco companies still “vigorously circumventing health and tobacco control policies”

HealthJustice Philippines, a public health policy think tank with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, launched last September 29 at Seda Vertis North the […]
March 9, 2017

Encouraging people to smoke cheaper cigarettes is no advocacy at all

We must dispel the false notion that cheap cigarettes are safer than expensive ones. All cigarettes are equally dangerous and harmful to health. “They pose the […]
March 7, 2017

Health group denounces tobacco industry’s “attempt to financially influence” Duterte

“We condemn this action by the tobacco industry. Evidence shows that the tobacco industry is known for its underhanded moves to subvert public health for its […]