If it burns, it sickens, kills

But technology and industry apparently have not reached a level of sophistication or even just plain good sense to fully switch to bio-fuels to address public health concerns like air pollution and other forms of environmental degradation,

Celebrate #WorldVapeDay!

“Safer nicotine products, such as e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products, are the most disruptive influence on smoking in decades. These are the innovations that have the potential to save millions of lives in the Asia Pacific region as well as globally,” said Nancy Loucas, executive director of the Coalition of Asia-Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates, one of the lead organizers of World Vape Day 2020.

It’s the smoke that causes deaths, stupid!

“Our bodies are simply not designed to inhale smoke. We see similar disease patterns in those who cook food over open fires with poor ventilation and in firefighters exposed long-term to smoke inhalation,” said Sweanor, adding that the tar from combustion, and not nicotine, that contains carcinogens and toxicants.

Asian group to Taiwan: Recognize THR as HR

It has an ultra-modern economy, its manufacturing industries are churning out world-class products, its infrastructure is the envy of its neighbors, its foreign exchange reserves are one of the highest, if not the highest, in the world, and its people enjoy relatively high living standards.

Don’t quarantine nicotine!

“But many people find it hard to stop smoking because it is very difficult for them to go without nicotine. Fortunately, less harmful nicotine products such as e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products have been developed to help people switch from smoking and thus avoid its many health risks.”

Pagcor taps POGOs for gov’t fight vs. Covid-19

Preliminary data from January to April 17 submitted to the Department of Finance  showed total collection of both BIR – which accounts for 78 percent of total revenue take -- and BoC at P641.62 billion, plummeting by 26.3 percent or P229.56 billion from P871.19 billion collected in the same period last year.

Duterte fast-tracks Covid-19 procurement process

Duterte said the Department of Health through the local FDA has the task to assess the “PCR testing kits of 900 people. Essential kits and other kits in activation supplies, [PCR] consumables, seven [PCR] machines, 10 automated extracting machine and 10 biomedical freezer additional equipment for subnational and regional testing laboratories”.

Poll: HTPs/ENDS key to tobacco control

“This groundbreaking survey clearly shows vaping helps smokers quit or reduce smoking. Its results are particularly relevant to the Philippines because like India, our country has a large number of smokers and a low smoking cessation rate. The Department of Health and other local policymakers should look at the evidence for e-cigarettes with an open mind and start making science-based decisions to help reduce smoking in the country,” said Peter Paul Dator, president of The Vapers Philippines.

Empty guts tinder box

Marcos called on the National Food Authority to open its warehouses stocked with imported rice, the Bureau of Customs to donate container vans of smuggled frozen fish, and officials of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport to release Covid-19 test kits and face masks for immediate distribution in Metro Manila.