6 months Lawmakers urged to pass higher sin tax on tobacco MB
By Analou De Vera Health advocates urged lawmakers anew to pass a measure that will raise tax rates on tobacco products. (PIXABAY / MANILA BULLETIN) “Tobacco use remains a major risk factor for contracting head and neck cancers, among other forms of cancers. No product is deadlier than tobacco because it kills half of its users,” said Dr. Danilo Poblete, president of Philippine Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (PSO-HNS). “Should no measures be taken to discourage cigarette smoking, many Filipinos will continue to face the serious health risks associated with cigarette use,” he added. Poblete said that raising tobacco ... more