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Thailand becomes first in Asia to introduce tobacco plain packaging; WHO commends efforts

THE World Health Organization has recently commended the stronger tobacco control measures being adopted by Thailand which has become the first in Asia and the first low and middle-income country to adopt plain packaging for tobacco products. “Thailand’s bold steps against tobacco – the single most important cause of preventable deaths worldwide – is commendable […]

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A Fil-Am cop in Saipan is battling the “Big C” for his life, warns about the dangers of chewing betel nut and tobacco

By Lori Lyn Lirio POLICE Officer Israel Mendiola De Leon, 32, quit chewing betel nut in 2015, in a bid to avoid the “Big C” but to no avail. In 2017, he was diagnosed with stage 1 squamous cell carcinoma on his right buccal area. “I stopped chewing because my kids ask me to. I […]