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DOH, health advocates push for higher tax on cigarettes

Posted on: October 12th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) and several health advocates are calling on the  immediate passage of a measure that would increase the taxes on cigarettes. No less...

Childhood secondhand smoke exposure tied to arthritis in adulthood

Posted on: September 29th, 2018 | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – Women exposed to secondhand smoke as children may be more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis than people who didn’t breathe cigarette fumes growing up, a French study...

Cigarette prices to increase more with passage of Universal Health Care Bill – DOH

Posted on: August 16th, 2018 | No Comments
  MANILA, Philippines – The prices of cigarettes are seen to go up further as higher tariffs are set to be imposed on tobacco products to fund the Universal Health...

Just one cigarette a day can lead to heart disease

Posted on: February 6th, 2018 | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – Smoking just one cigarette a day carries half the risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke as a pack-a-day habit, according to research that concludes there is no...

Smoking only in social situations may still be tied to heart problems

Posted on: May 12th, 2017 | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – So-called social smokers who only light up on special occasions may have some of the same risks for heart disease as people with a daily cigarette habit,...

Bullied teens more likely to smoke, drink and use drugs

Posted on: May 10th, 2017 | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – Children who are bullied in fifth grade are more likely to become depressed and experiment with drugs and alcohol during their teen years than their peers who...

Smoking a pack a day causes 150 mutations in every lung cell, research shows

Posted on: November 4th, 2016 | No Comments
  Scientists have found that smoking a pack a day of cigarettes can cause 150 damaging changes to a smoker’s lung cells each year. The findings come from a study...

PH gov’t to start full implementation of Graphic Health Warning Law

Posted on: November 3rd, 2016 | No Comments
  All cigarette packs should contain pictures showing its bad effects on our health, as the full implementation of Graphic Health Warning Law takes effect starting Nov. 4. This is...

What’s in cigarette smoke? Most people don’t know

Posted on: July 9th, 2016 | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – Many people in a recent study said they’d tried to find out what chemicals are in tobacco products or smoke, but most were not familiar with components...

Cigarette-pack warnings work better with photos

Posted on: June 8th, 2016 | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – Gruesome pictures on cigarette packages may convince more smokers to quit, a U.S. study suggests. In a four-week experiment, researchers randomly assigned about 2,150 adult smokers to...