Wrong information deters smokers from switching to better alternatives

PR 06/20/2021

Advocates of tobacco harm reduction (THR) urged adult smokers to discern the science behind non-combustible alternatives as misleading and false information may push them away from switching to better nicotine alternatives like vapes and heated tobacco products…

Smoke, not nicotine, causes deaths – health expert

06/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Inhalation of smoke, not nicotine, is the culprit that causes smoking related deaths and diseases according to a Canadian health expert. “The nicotine itself is not the problem. The global health catastrophe we face…

Let go of those habits that can drag you down

Doris Mondragon - Content Specialist 04/09/2021

MEDELLIN, Cebu—Habits are small but essential things that can greatly improve the overall quality of our lives. These small consistent things or habits we do can add up to big rewards, but there are also some of them that…

Harm reduction

Peter Wallace - @inquirerdotnet 09/03/2020

  I’m going to come back to this topic (see my column “Smoking kills, vaping doesn’t” on July 11, 2019) because we need to save Filipino lives from all illnesses, not just COVID-19. Smoking kills, we know…

Simple steps to keep your cholesterol levels healthy

Rhobie Alburo Ruaya 05/04/2020

Cholesterol is a type of fat found in our blood. It is a chemical compound that the body requires as a building block for cell membranes and hormones. Cholesterol is very important in our bodies for it…

Night Market days are numbered — Market Authority

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Night Bazaar or more commonly known as the Night Market may last only up to January 31.  Jonil Matuguina, Market Authority head, said they would recommend to the mayor to…

Cenro wants designated smoking areas part of OBO, business permit requirements

Rosalie Abatayo 12/31/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Two years into the effectivity of Cebu City’s Anti-Smoking in Public Ordinance, the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) admitted that several establishments are still non-compliant with the requirement of putting up…

Higher cigarette prices fail to stop Filipinos from smoking

Jovic Yee - Inquirer.net 11/05/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The increase in the price of cigarettes has not discouraged Jerry Marso from smoking or made him consider reducing his two-pack-a-day tobacco consumption. Instead, the 61-year-old retired contractor who has been a smoker for…

Police warn Badian town residents vs drinking, smoking in public places

Doris C. Bongcac 07/30/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Policemen in Badian town will implement the arrest of people who are found smoking and drinking liquor in public places starting on Thursday, August 1. Even those who will refuse to segregate their…

No more smoking, drinking at Boracay white beach

Inquirer.net 08/28/2018

DOT chief also says ‘LaBoracay’ parties no longer allowed Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said smoking and drinking in public places would be banned in Boracay. “Definitely no more smoking and drinking sa white beach.…

DOH-7: “Most LGUs have implemented no smoking policy”

Intern 06/19/2018

A year after the Executive order 26 has been signed, the Department of Health (DOH) said that most of the Local Government Unit (LGU) have already taken steps to implement to “No smoking in public places” policy.…

Heartbreaker? WHO says smoking causing millions of heart attacks, strokes

AFP 06/03/2018

WHILE the link between smoking and a range of cancers is well known, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Thursday there was too little awareness of tobacco’s impact on the human heart. On the occasion of World…

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