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Health group: PH is first in the world to comply with international tobacco control agreement

“Compliance with international agreements concerning tobacco control was bolstered when the Office of the Undersecretary for Administration of the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines reiterated the CSC-DOH JMC 2010-01 in 2013 through a Memorandum to foreign service posts and regional consular offices instructing them to comply with the Circular.” -Mary Ann Mendoza, President…


HealthJustice PH advocates health and development as World No Tobacco Day is observed

“Smoking is not just a simple habit – it is an addiction which contributes to the vicious cycle of poverty in the Philippines.” -Mary Ann Mendoza, President of HealthJustice Philippines   HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank and advocacy group with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion supports the World Health Organization (WHO) in calling…


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…


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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