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Philippines Set To Ban Smoking In All Public Places Nationwide

Philippines Set To Ban Smoking In All Public Places Nationwide

May ay nakatakda upang maging isang buong bansa na smoking ban sa Pilipinas, na ibinigay na ang mga bagong alituntunin ay makakakuha ng sige mula sa presidente.

The above is for the benefit of our three readers in the Philippines, because this has an impact on them directly as their country is set to implement a nationwide smoking ban.

The country is looking to replicate the same rule which stands in Davao City, where president Rodrigo Duterte used to be the mayor.

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The rules are awaiting Duterte's approval, which will see the smoking of ciggies banned in all public places, indoors and outdoors, according to Manila Bulletin.

"There will be nobody smoking in public places anymore, whether indoor or outdoor," health secretary Pauline Ubial said. "Parks, bus stations, and even in vehicles. All these are considered public places," the anti-bine burner continued.

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Duterte is reportedly keen to ban smoking across the country, after saying that the habit brings diseases to both smokers and non-smokers.

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Credit: PA

I'm not being funny, but any Filipino smokers who are worried about the ban should seek help from a Brit. Pretty much all of us have experience in covering up biftering, whether that be to our parents, other halves or doing it somewhere we're not allowed.

According to Manila Bulletin, the ban is set to become active later this month, with 'grey areas' also being amended. This aims to see the 'totally prohibit point-of-sale advertisements' for tobacco.

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Featured image credit: PA

Topics: Philippines, Smoking, Ban

Mark McGowan

Mark is a journalist at LADbible, who joined in 2015 after a year as a freelance writer. In the past he blogged for independent football fan channel Redmen TV, after graduating from Staffordshire University with degrees in journalism and English literature. He has worked on campaigns such as UOKM8? and IIOC.