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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…

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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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