In an official position statement, the Philippine Heart Association expressed its full support for the passage of Senate Bill 3249 - An Act Restructuring the Excise Taxes on Alcohol and Tobacco Products, better known as the Sin Tax Bill.

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In the position statement, PHA highlights that cigarette smoking kills, and it is the PHA's "moral responsibility and our collective duty to support initiatives that will impact on the prevalent tobacco consumption in the country." Hence, the PHA supports reforms to the current excise tax system on cigarettes and other tobacco products.