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HealthJustice and NYC forge partnership to find out youth opinion on rising cigarette prices

“The survey that we will jointly conduct aims to obtain information on the extent of youth support towards increased prices of tobacco products, the profiles of current youth smokers, and the levels of prices that will make them consider giving up smoking altogether.” -HealthJustice President Mary Ann Fernandez-Mendoza The National Youth Commission (NYC), the “policy-making…

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Anti-tobacco advocacy group lauds the signing of EO on smoking ban

“This latest issuance is a positive step in realizing a smoke-free Philippines. The success of it being implemented still depends on our law enforcers and the LGUs.”   HealthJustice Philippines, a public health policy think tank and advocacy group with expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, congratulates President Rodrigo Duterte for signing the Executive Order…

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Health group reminds public schools: Don’t accept ‘Brigada Eskwela’ donations from tobacco industry

“Under the Civil Service Commission Memorandum Circular 29, s. 2016, with the subject ‘Prohibition on Solicitation or Acceptance of Gifts’, government and state instrumentalities, including public educational institutions, are prohibited from soliciting and accepting any kind of support or donation from the tobacco industry. Principals and teachers are reminded to reject all forms of support…

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