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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 Rojas, president of New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP), a cancer prevention, persons with disabilities and tobacco control advocacy group, yesterday expressed optimism that old cigarette packs would…

Health group: graphic health warnings due on March

HealthJustice Philippines, a public health policy think tank and recipient of the  Bloomberg Philanthropy Award for Global Tobacco Control, welcome the release of tobacco product packages that contains graphic health warnings, which should be out in the market not later than March 3, 2016, as required by Republic Act No. 10643, otherwise known as the Graphic Health Warnings Law.   “With the recent release of implementing rules and regulations of the Graphic Health Warnings Law, tobacco companies are left with no…

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