Speculations are rife that once the Philippine version of sin tax law is implemented there will be a decrease in the consumption of alcohol and tobacco in the country.
Secretary of Health Enrique T. Ona considers the passage of this landmark legislation a victory for the health of the Filipino people.
There are good reasons why the P-Noy government is targeting a P60-billion annual collection from sin taxes.
Sugar to our health is as damaging and addictive as alcohol or tobacco and therefore should be regulated, claim US health experts.
What is more known to us about tobacco is that it is the main raw material and ingredient in making cigar and cigarette which health aficionados eventually shunning away from it.
Adolescents after their first cigarette very soon can experienced a loss of autonomy over tobacco according to a family health and community medicine specialist at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester.
Nicotine, a drug found in tobacco is highly addictive and it is addictive as heroin or cocaine.
Research shows that 90% of bad breath comes from foul smelling gases produced by bacteria on the surface of the tongue.