NO SMOKING POLICY NATIONWIDE
President Duterte is already set to sign an executive order (EO) that will implement a no smoking policy nationwide.
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“Pipirmahan na ni President talaga yun. Yung ginagawa sa Davao, gagawin na natin nationwide,” Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said.
All public places will be 100 percent smoke-free just like in Davao City.
“Magiging 100 percent smoke-free na in all public places. Wala ng maninigarilyo sa public places, whether indoor or outdoor,” said Ubial
Meanwhile, according to President Duterte, it only brings diseases to both the smokers and victims of second-hand smoke.
“Hoping kaming mabago yun at wala ng gray area totally maipagbawal na dapat ang point-of-sale advertisements pati yung pagbabawal ng designation ng indoor smoking areas,” said Ubial.
Asked whether they expect the tobacco industry to again be at the forefront of opposing any tobacco control measures, the health chief said it is already up to the former.
“Bahala kayo kung kumontra kayo. Si President na ang makakalaban nyo,” Ubial said.