The Philippine government's response to cigarettes has included increased taxes, restrictions on advertising and sale, regulations on packaging and health warnings, and bans on smoking in enclosed public places.
While cigarette taxes and regulations have been implemented by the government to curb smoking, there is a lot that still needs to be done.
There are approximately 16 million adult Filipino smokers today. We believe in working with the government, regulators and public health experts to stop people from smoking -- this is the heart of the Unsmoke movement.
This means having reasonable regulations in place, and enabling access to accurate, fact-based information on smoking and smoking alternatives for those who don't quit to make better choices.