MANILA, Philippines—A study analyzing young adults’ perceptions of various cigarette packaging designs reinforces the case for plain andstandardized packaging, to shield future generations and all Filipinos from tobacco-related illnesses and fatalities
Data from the 2021 Global Adult Tobacco Survey showed that 14.4 million, or around 18.5 percent of the adult population in the Philippines, smoke tobacco. At least 11.2 million adults in the country smoke tobacco on a daily basis.
Meanwhile, 13.5 million Filipino adults said they smoke manufactured cigarettes. The figures make the country among the low- and middle-income countries with the highest number of adults who smoke.
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