GOOD NEWS: Total Smoking Ban will be Implemented in the Philippines After Duterte Signs Executive Order This Month!


One of the most controversial advocacies of the government is to create a safe and drug-free environment. This objective generated a lot of issues, even in the legislative body. In spite of this, it undeniably gave a great impact to majority that's why Rodrigo Duterte earned the highest position in the country.

The administration is expected to face another dissension from people who smoke cigarettes and Vape. It is because the Department of Health (DOH) already submitted a draft of the executive order that aims to ban smoking in public places nationwide. It just needs the signature of President Duterte, so it can be implemented. DOH Secretary Paulyn Ubial said: “We already submitted the draft executive order and the President will probably sign it within October.” She also added that the EO seemed to be a replica of Davao's smoking ban ordinance.
“There will be no smoking in public places anymore, whether indoor or outdoor. Parks, bus stations, and even in vehicles. All these are considered public places," DOH secretary mentioned.

During the election campaign, President Duterte conveyed his intention to make the whole Philippines smoke-free, and now it will come to reality. The DOH would like to amend the current Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003. Ubial reiterated: “We are still trying to explore amending the law, RA 9211, because of the many contentious issues and gray areas." Some of the points that they want to clarify in the law are point-of-sale advertisements and designation of indoor smoking areas.

Anti-smoking advocates will surely be happy. On the other hand, smokers will somehow disagree. But the Health Secretary has something to say to those who will be against. “It is up to you to oppose. It is already the President you will be fighting against," she mentioned.

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Source: PhilStar

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