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Health group reminds mall and resto owners: You are free to adopt 100% smoke-free policy

HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, pointed out that offices, restaurants, malls, and other private businesses are not required by law to establish a Designated Smoking Area (DSA). “While it is true that in order for private establishments to be able to allow smoking in their respective…

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Health and anti-tobacco groups commend Duterte’s line veto of tobacco tax earmarking

Public health think tank HealthJustice Philippines and the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) expressed dismay over the approval of the very low tobacco tax increase in the TRAIN, but nonetheless commend President Duterte’s veto of the unconstitutional allotment of the incremental revenues of the tobacco taxes, the use for which has already been provided…

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Health group to parents: call for higher tobacco taxes if you don’t want your kids to smoke

HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank and advocacy group with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, called on Filipino parents to support the increase of tobacco taxes to discourage their children from smoking. According to the 2015 Global Youth and Tobacco Survey, 16% of 13-15 year old students are current users of tobacco products….

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