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Sin tax law effects: Smokers find way to scrimp on cigarettes, share sticks with friends

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While smokers would readily share a stick or two to an acquaintance in the past, these days, smokers have become stingy with their cigarettes, due to higher retail prices brought about by the sin tax law. AFP FILE PHOTO/JAY DIRECTO

Forgot to buy your cigarette or did you suddenly run out of a stick to light? Think twice before asking somebody to hand you one. More likely, fellow smokers would tell you they have run out of sticks, too.

Posted: February 14th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Use ‘sin tax’ in health drive–solons

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Concerned over surveys that showed Filipinos were eating more meat and chicken and less fruit and vegetables, lawmakers have suggested that part of the revenue raised from “sin taxes” be used to boost a healthy lifestyle campaign.

Posted: January 2nd, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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