Kudos to DoH

Posted: June 6, 2010 in mission
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You have probably seen this on TV recently:

“Ang ____ ay hindi gamot at hindi dapat gamiting panggamot sa anumang uri ng sakit”

The Department of Health Philippines has recently released an administrative order requiring all food/dietary supplements to carry this phrase in all their ads, labels or marketing materials.  This is to remind the public that these products cannot be and should not be used for treating diseases.

DoH has also strengthened warnings regarding the use of cigarettes.  Graphic (read: nasty) warnings will now be required in all labels of cigarettes aloong with text warnings of the effects of cigarettes.  This is long overdue!  I hate smoke.  I hate cigarettes.  I hate that a lot of people die because of its effects.  And I hate it even more that it not only affects the smokers but everyone around them also.  Here is a sample of the graphic:

And here is the official statement from DoH courtesy of ABS-CBN news.

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