Creating smoke-free workplaces

One of the most common misconceptions about workplace smoking is that designated areas will suffice instead of going 100-percent smoke-free. What many people don’t know is that designated smoking areas (DSAs) imply that workers and visitors are still exposed to second-hand smoke, and the only way to eliminate the hazards of tobacco smoke is throughContinue reading “Creating smoke-free workplaces”

Groups call for higher tobacco tax

To commemorate this year’s World No Tobacco Day, about 200 runners from different universities and communities recently gathered for a fun run in the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City to appeal to the Senators to pass the pending bills to raise tobacco tax. “We believe that World No Tobacco Day is the perfect avenue toContinue reading “Groups call for higher tobacco tax”

Plain packaging for tobaccos

WHO urges ban on attractive designs used by cigarette manufacturers as an effective marketing tool to entice smokers The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to call for governments, civil society, and other partners to support the implementation and promotion of the use of plain packaging as a tobacco control measure. According to Dr. Shin Young-soo,Continue reading “Plain packaging for tobaccos”