A health advocate called on president-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to prioritize health over his constituents’ interest on the issue of regulating novel tobacco products. When asked what she expects from the incoming administration regarding the policy regulations on tobacco products, Dr. Maricar Limpin, president of the Philippine College of Physicians, said: “I am hoping […]
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Halos 15 buwan matapos ipagbawal ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang “paggamit, pagbebenta o pagbili ng mga e-cigarette at mga produktong tabako” sa mga wala pang 21 taong gulang, inaprubahan ng House of Representatives ang isang panukalang batas na nagpapababa sa 18 ang minimum na edad ng mga makabibili ng heated tobacco products (HTPs) at electronic nicotine/non-nicotine delivery systems (ENDs/ENNDS).
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Barely 15 months after President Rodrigo Duterte banned “the use, sale or purchase of e-cigarettes and tobacco products” to persons below 21 years old, the House of Representatives approved a bill lowering to 18 the minimum age of persons who can buy heated tobacco products (HTPs) and electronic nicotine/non-nicotine delivery systems (ENDs/ENNDS).
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The tobacco industry is employing new ways to attract a new breed of smokers but its products are still harmful to health, say advocates.
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By JOSEPH HOLANDES UBALDE, InterAksyon.com
BUYING cigarettes per stick or “tingi” rather than by pack is preferred by many Filipinos. While smokers like to think that consuming cigarettes little by little means they are consuming less and are therefore not addicted, medical health experts caution “it is often a prelude to buying cigarettes in packs or consuming even more.”