Graphic health warnings on cigarette packs pushed

By Janvic Mateo   MANILA, Philippines – Health advocates have started an online petition expressing support for the legislation that will require the incorporation of graphic health warnings on cigarette packaging in the country.   “As advocates for public health and social justice, let us all support Senate Bill 27 of Sen. Pia Cayetano and…

Antismoking pics on packs pushed

MANILA, Philippines–With sales down following the imposition of the sin tax on cigarettes, antismoking advocates now want pictures or graphics depicting the hazards to health of smoking prominently displayed on cigarette packs. Tobacco control crusaders on Monday came to the Senate to push for the immediate passage of the Picture-based Health Warning Act of 2014,…

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