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How Dolphy lost his battle with COPD


The country’s most beloved comedian succumbed to pulmonary disease from a lifetime of smoking. Today his sons Eric and Epy Quizon are helping create awareness for respiratory health.

Posted: November 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Online petition raises alarm on ‘unhealthy’ products


Before the recent University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) basketball finals in which National University emerged as champion, Arvin Maceda, who identifies himself as a student of the University of the Philippines Manila and an intern of the nongovernment organization Health Justice, launched a petition through the website change.org to encourage the league’s stars to join the anti-smoking campaign.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

London considers ban on smoking in parks, squares


Smoking should be banned in London parks and landmarks including Parliament Square and Trafalgar Square, a report by the London Health Commission said on Wednesday.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Australian opera company bans ‘Carmen’ for smoking


An Australian opera company is being criticized for banning as part of a sponsorship deal performances of “Carmen” for two years because the 140-year-old French opera depicts smoking.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

South Korea to hike cigarette price by 80%

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South Korea on Thursday proposed a steep 80 percent hike in cigarette prices to cut consumption in a nation with one of the world’s highest male smoking rates.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »