Tobacco Control

Under the Sheep Skin

September 4, 2023

The seemingly harmless vape products are wolves in sheep’s clothing, full of harmful and addictive substances. #NationalLungMonth#TobaccoFreeGeneration

It’s about teens who get addicted to nicotine.

August 22, 2023

The real story of e-cigarettes is not about adults quitting smoking through e-cigs, but the alarming rise in teenage nicotine addiction. According to the Global Youth Tobacco Survey, 1 in 7 Filipino students aged 13-15 are already e-cigarette users. #NationalLungMonth #TobaccoFreeGeneration

Spotlight: Mayor Benjamin Magalong

August 15, 2023

Watch Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong as he shares with us his experiences and motivation, as well as the challenges in enforcing the smoke-free policy in the City and how these are overcome. Together, let’s make every month a no-smoking month and work towards a smoke-free Philippines. Dahil kung tobacco free, buhay ay healthy!

Spotlight: Dr. Riz Gonzalez

August 15, 2023

Watch Dr. Riz Gonzalez, Chair of the Tobacco Control Advocacy Group of the Philippine Pediatric Society as she warns all of us about the dangers of tobacco and what we can do to protect children and the entire society from these dangers. Together, let’s work towards a smoke-free Philippines. Dahil kung tobacco free, buhay ay […]

Tobacco Industry and Its Manipulation

August 15, 2023

Did you know? The companies that manufacture and promote vapes and other heated tobacco products are the same companies that produce traditional cigarettes. The industry’s sudden advocacy for smoking cessation, supported by their “alternative products,” reeks of profit-oriented manipulation. #TobaccoFreeGeneration#NationalLungMonth

Industry spin that hails e-cigarettes as saviors for adult smokers is corporate whitewashing of bigger problem it has created: teen nicotine addiction

July 4, 2023

July 4, 2023 – The recent industry spin that promotes e-cigarettes as a solution for adult smokers is merely a distraction from the bigger problem caused by the industry itself: the addiction of Filipino teens to vaping, according to the group Child Rights Network. “Let’s not be swayed by the industry’s message that Filipinos have […]

Action toward tobacco-free generation

March 14, 2023

More than 20 participants, representing members of the House of Representatives and the Senate and congressional offices, gathered to discuss the effects of the tobacco epidemic in the Philippines and the ways forward in protecting Filipinos, particularly children and youth, from the dangers of smoking and secondhand smoke. Recognizing that the tobacco epidemic and the […]

Young Leaders’ Call to Action: Tax Tobacco to the Max!

October 15, 2022

More than 20 delegates of the Young Leaders Program (YLP) committed to pursue the advocacy for higher taxes on tobacco products during the knowledge-building session held on October 1, organized by the Philippine Legislators Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD) and the Child Rights Network (CRN) The session tackled the concept of tobacco taxation as […]

Job Announcement: Advocacy and Partnerships Officer

July 7, 2022

Posting date: 7 July 2022 For immediate hiring PLCPD is looking for an individual who is interested to work full-time as Advocacy and Partnerships Officer (APO).  The APO will be assigned to the organization’s advocacy on: tobacco control.   Interested applicants may send their CV and letter of application to Address your communication to Mr. Romeo Dongeto, Executive Director.   Main Functions of the Advocacy and Partnerships Officer:  develops and implements a […]