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Health group renews call for higher tobacco taxes

Amid proposals to tax sugar-sweetened beverages and other commodities, HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank and advocacy group with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, once again calls attention to increasing taxes on tobacco products.  “We call on Congress to immediately take action to increase tobacco taxes once session resumes in a couple of…

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Health group denounces tobacco industry’s “attempt to financially influence” Duterte

“We condemn this action by the tobacco industry. Evidence shows that the tobacco industry is known for its underhanded moves to subvert public health for its own commercial interests.” “That a tobacco manufacturer had the gall to even think it could buy off the chief executive leader of the land is particularly reprehensible. This speaks…

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