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Mga Nagbabagang Kuwento: Ano ang Bago? Reporting on e-cigarettes and novel products

Probe Media Foundation Inc.Mga Nagbabagang Kuwento: Ano ang Bago?Reporting on e-cigarettes and novel productsMEDIA FORUM AND WORKSHOPNovember 13, 2019 | 8:30 to 4:30 pmNovotel Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City

Posted by Cathy Cruz on Tuesday, November 12, 2019

 

MEDIA FORUM AND WORKSHOPNovember 13, 2019 | 8:30 to 4:30 pmNovotel Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City

Posted by Cathy Cruz on Tuesday, November 12, 2019

There is an alarming increase in the number of young users of electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes, such as vape devices, in the Philippines. Also known as Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS) and Electronic Non-Nicotine Delivery System (ENNDS), e-cigarettes are battery-powered handheld devices that heat and produce aerosol from a solution often called e-juice.

The Global Audit Tobacco Survey (GATS2015) recorded that the overall prevalence of ever users and current users of e-cigarettes in the Philippines was 2.8% and 0.8%, respectively. While the Global Tobacco Youth Survey Philipines (2015) indicates that 11.7% of Filipino students aged 13 to 15 have tried or experimented with electronic cigarettes, just one or two puffs.

The Philippine Pediatric Society Tobacco Control Advocacy Group believes that the current statistics on usage among one yout of e-cigarettes could have increased to date fue to their proliferation in the malls, internet, vendors, retail outlets, and vape shops.

Although there is no sufficient scientific evidence on the safety profile of the innovative product, e-cigarettes or vapes are marketed as safer alternatives to conventional cigarettes.

The Department of Health recognizes the rapidly expanding global market for this new type of device and warn the public, especially youth, on the adverse health effects and risks associated with their use. Government agencies and civil society are taking action to contribute to lowering the usage through taxes, limiting vape juice flavors, and regulating the use and sage of e-cigarettes.

MEDIA FORUM AND WORKSHOPNovember 13, 2019 | 8:30 to 4:30 pmNovotel Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City

Posted by Cathy Cruz on Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Ang “Nagbabagang Kuwento: Anp Ang Bago? Media Forum and Workshop on November 13, 2019, is a venue to discuss the science, the situation in the Philippines and worldwide, policies, trends, marketing practices, and effects of the growing use of e-cigarettes and novel tobacco products, especially among the youth.

The session include a sharing of the initiatives of different sections, teir best practices and challenges, and an exchange of views for the media reportage on the growing public concern. Grants to support the coverage of unique and critical stories on e-cigarettes and the youth are available under the Media Fellowship Program.

Resource Speakers:

(1) Dr. Daphne-Tatiana T. Canlas (President, PMFI)

(2) Ms. Yasmin Mapua-Tang (Executive Director, PMFI)

(3) Ano ang Bago? An Overview of E-cigarettes and the Youth

(4) Dr. Rizalina Raquel H. Gonzalez (Chair, Tobacco Control Advocacy Group, Philippine Pediatric Society) “The Science and Other Emerging Issues”

(5) Atty. Jacky T. Sarita (Managing Director, Health Justice Philis.) “Legal Aspects and the Youth”

(6) ASec Antonio Joselito Lambino II, Strategic, Economics and Results Group, Department of Finance “Tax and Economics”

(7) Ms. Chelsea Hill, Project Assistant, Social Watch Philippines  “Youth Response”

(Afternoon Session) Mga Bagong Baga: A New Generation Using Novel Products

The session focuses on the rising e-cigarette use among te youth, the effects on health and well-being, and the marketing and media promotion strategies used to attract youth audiences.

Representatives from the public, private, and civil society share challenges and initiatives to address the situation of e-cigarette use.

MEDIA FORUM AND WORKSHOPNovember 13, 2019 | 8:30 to 4:30 pmNovotel Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City

Posted by Cathy Cruz on Tuesday, November 12, 2019

(8) Ms. Owen Santos, Writer/Editor of Probe Team (Moderator)

(9) Dr. Ulysses Dorotheo, Executive Director, Southeast Asian Tobacco Control Alliance “Perspective on youth and e-cigarettes, Marketing strategies and Philippine Response

(10) Dr. Donnabel L. Tubera, MPH, DIH, Medical Officer IV, City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, Health Services Office, Baguio City, CAR “Local Implementation and Regulation: Accomplishments and Challenges”

(11) Mr. Arjay Mercado, Action for Economic Reforms

(12) Erica Navelgas, Patrick Acupan and Clarissa Villegas, Youth for Sin Tax Movement

Mga Nagbabagang Kuwento: Reporting on E-Cigarettes

(13) Ms. Tess Bacalla, Journalist, Editor, Media Trainer

The session provides an assessment on how the media covers e-cigarettes and novel products, the information gaps in reporting, challenges to develop stories, and ways to approach the issue with a unique, critical, and in-depth perspective.

Open Forum

Media Fellowship Workshop Session

  • Ms. Tess Bacalla
  • Ms. Yasmin Mapua-Tang

The “Nagbabagang Kuwento: Ano Ang Bago? Reporting on Novel Products Media Fellowship” provides support to cover te in-depth and critical stories on the e-cigarettes and novel products.

In this session, participants are brainstorm for possible stories to develop ideas and explore opportunities for collaboration. The details and process of te fellowship will be explained.

 

 

 

 

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