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…

Designated smoking areas sought for Mactan airport

Futch Anthony Inso 03/15/2018

THE World Health Organization (WHO) and the Department of Health (DOH) called on the management of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) to enforce the smoking ban inside their facilities. Dr. Florante Trinidad, WHO Western Pacific Region national…

Argao to ban smoking, burning of garbage, littering inside cemeteries

Doris C. Bongcac 10/29/2017

Burning of garbage, littering and smoking will be prohibited while inside cemeteries in the municipality of Argao, south Cebu during the All Saints and All Souls Day celebration to prevent environmental degradation. But town officials clarified that…

No smoking ban violators caught so far in Cebu: police

Futch Anthony Inso, Winston Ensomo 07/24/2017

THERE were no reports of any arrests of violators in Cebu City or in Metro Cebu of the nationwide public smoking ban that took effect last Sunday. Chief Insp. Ramocello Sawan, Cebu City police deputy chief for…

Cebu residents voice support for smoking ban

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 07/22/2017

She may be a smoker, but Wilyn Arante supports the nationwide public ban on smoking which takes effect today. “Mas okay siya (nationwide smoking ban) kay bastos ang uban manigarilyo mamuga bisag atubangan sa uban. Ako if…

Smoking ban: The bane of smoking

Intern 05/19/2017

  The Cebu Provincial Health Office (PHO), one of the implementers of Executive Order No. 26, otherwise known as the nationwide ban on smoking, intends to strictly enforce President Rodrigo Duterte’s order across the province; while striking…

Cebu City officials welcome nationwide smoking ban

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 03/07/2017

CEBU City officials welcomed the news that President Rodrigo Duterte will sign an executive order (EO) for a nationwide smoking ban “soon.” Acting Mayor Edgardo Labella said this kind of policy is long overdue that previous presidents…

Stroke—how to prevent it

Alex Pacquiao 10/30/2016

STROKE is a sudden severe illness that attacks the brain. There are two basic types. Ischemic strokes, which account for about 80 percent of total strokes, happen when blood flow to a part of the brain is…

Abellanosa files ‘Cigarette Holiday’ bill

07/01/2016

REELECTED Cebu City South District Rep. Rodrigo “Bebot” Abellonasa kick-started his new term by filing House Bill No. 41 that prohibits the sale and smoking in public of cigarettes every fifteenth day of the month. To be…

Banning the bacchanal

Radel Paredes 01/17/2016

Today marks the first Sinulog parade that is supposed to be void of street parties. That is if authorities strictly enforce the ban on the bacchanalia that customarily goes with the religious ceremonies. Let’s  see how that…

Graphic warnings on cigarette packs to be changed this year

Melissa Q. Cabahug 05/18/2015

Graphic warnings on cigarette packs will be changed by cigarette manufacturers within the year, the regional Department of Health (DOH-7) said over the weekend. Ligaya Moneva, DOH-7 education officer,  said cigarette manufacturers asked the DOH-7 to give…

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