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Tobacco companies still “vigorously circumventing health and tobacco control policies”

HealthJustice Philippines, a public health policy think tank with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, launched last September 29 at Seda Vertis North the Tobacco Industry Interference Index Philippine Report 2017, which revealed, among others, that “there has been no decrease in so-called CSR activities by the tobacco industry or its groups.” “Tobacco…

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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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