Philippines passes antismoking laws

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 14 February 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:493
  1. Claire Wallerstein
  1. Manila

    Antismoking laws passed last week in the Philippines after a five year struggle are “too little, too late” to stub out the country's addiction to cigarettes, health officials have warned. The country's new legislation leaves Cambodia as the only country in the Western Pacific region still without any antismoking law.

    Once ratified by the president, Fidel Ramos, the new bill will …

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