Public Health Updates

Smoke free Ph pushed

by  Joel E. Zurbano   A NON-GOVERNMENT organization appealed to President Rodrigo Duterte to make the Philippines smoke-free by enforcing a nationwide smoking ban in public places and government offices. “We are for a smoke-free Philippines, and we believe you are, too,” said Health Justice Philippines, which stated that aside from Republic Act 9211 (Tobacco…



PHOTO BY RUY L. MARTINEZ   The Philippines’ Global Cancer ambassador Emer Roxas (left) and Ang Nars party-list Rep. Leah Paquiz (center) join health groups in urging tobacco companies to put graphic warnings on cigarette packs in compliance with the new law.     Reference

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