E-cigarettes or ‘vapes’ not covered by smoking ban EO but…

“Vapes” are not included in Executive Order 26 but this does not stop establishments from banning e-cigarettes, according to the Department of Health (DOH). DOH Assistant Secretary Eric Tayag said they are still studying the possible bad effects of vaping that gained popularity recently. “May mga eksperto na nagsasabing makakatulong siya para huminto sa paninigarilyo.

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Kick the habit: Philippines’ smoking ban gets broad support

A Philippine ban on smoking in public places received broad support on Friday, with anti-tobacco activists hailing it as a victory and some smokers saying they were now prepared...

Kick the habit: Philippines’ smoking ban gets broad support

DepEd to push through with drug tests for students

The Department of Education is bent on conducting drug tests among students, teachers, and personnel in the incoming school year, a senior official said Sunday. “Random drug...

DepEd to push through with drug tests for students

This whole mess with contraceptives in the Philippines is practically ‘killing women’

A Supreme Court hold order on parts of the reproductive health law hindering the registration of contraceptives is “killing women,” a health expert said. The registration of...

This whole mess with contraceptives in the Philippines is practically ‘killing women’

Priest objects to DOH plan to distribute condoms in schools

Fr. Jerome Secillano thinks that the DOH's safe sex campaign is nothing but "a waste' of taxpayers'

DOH to start distributing condoms in schools next year

We're sure some people will object to

DOH to start distributing condoms in schools next year

FitBit Charge 2 is now in the PH, so should you get it?

Available in black, blue, plum, or

FitBit Charge 2 is now in the PH, so should you get it?

Dumaguete City gets 6 awards from DOH

Dumaguete City bagged six citations from the Department of Health (DOH) during the recently held Regional Health Summit in Cebu

DOH logs 10 new Zika cases, total now 33

Western Visayas still has the highest number of cases at 12, followed by Metro Manila with 11, Calabarzon with 9 and Central Visayas with

DOH reports two new cases of Zika in PH, bringing total to 19 in just two months

There are now a total of 19 confirmed Zika cases in the Philippines since Sep

DOH reports two new cases of Zika in PH, bringing total to 19 in just two months

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