SCAN Bulletin #136                                                                               April 12, 2023
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Smoke-free Holy Week
M'lang, Cotabato (Philippines)
Smoke-free Semana Santa (Smoke-free Holy Week) 2023: 'No Smoking' signs were posted at the Shrine of the Holy Cross in New Esperanza, M'lang, Cotabato. Inspection and confiscation of cigarettes were also conducted at the entrance of the shrine.
Information drive on the Anti-Smoking Ordinance was conducted by the Police Hotline Movement, Inc. (PHMI) Team on Good Friday, 7 April 2023,  at the Shrine of the Holy Cross.
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Vaping is Toxic. Break if off!

Apart from killing millions of people each year, Big Tobacco’s carbon footprint is destroying the earth in a way not many people know about.

A report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) detailed the damaging impact of the tobacco industry on the planet and people’s health in its report “Tobacco: Poisoning our planet”.  

The industry’s actions have a domino effect. Growing, manufacturing, shipping, selling, using, and disposing of tobacco products all degrade the environment and harm health. READ MORE

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned about the negative health consequences of e-cigarettes and the possibility that tobacco consumption is renormalized through public exposure to vaping. As a result, Australia has adopted a precautionary approach to regulating e-cigarettes. A new study, forthcoming in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, studied the e-cigarette use and attitudes to vaping in a sample of Australians between the ages of 15 and 30. The key aim of the study was to provide novel insights to minimize the harm caused by e-cigarettes to young people. READ MORE

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Beachgoers, who want to visit Santa Fe’s famous white-sand coastline, are told to keep their drinks, food, cigarettes and vapes away from the shore.

As hundreds hit the town’s famous beach for the Holy Week and summer, local officials remind visitors to help them keep the beach clean and orderly by complying with local laws, including an ordinance that reinforces the establishment of an easement zone. READ MORE
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