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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Smoking ban: The bane of smoking

The Cebu Provincial Health Office (PHO), one of the implementers of Executive Order No. 26, otherwise known as the nationwide ban on smoking, intends to strictly enforce President Rodrigo Duterte’s order across the province; while striking a good balance
Cebu Daily News (ph)
added May 19, 2017 21:03
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Editorial: Nationwide smoking ban

There is also no reason why those who have loved ones who smoke will not try to wean them away from the vice. Let's give it a try. Davao City made public spaces healthier for the greater majority; the whole Philippines can do better. We hope.
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added May 19, 2017 20:56
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Government goes all out so youth can resist tobacco addiction

ENCARNITA Blanco-Limpin, Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) executive director, said it would really be better if young people will not start smoking. “If parents are smoking, then don’t show your children,” said Limpin, who is also a physi
Business Mirror (ph)
added May 19, 2017 14:47
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Duterte imposes public smoking ban

The order had been reported in some media as a blanket ban on smoking in public places. However the order did not make that clear and health department spokesman Eric Tayag said the exact areas to be banned would be announced later, with the order set t
Manila Times (ph)
added May 19, 2017 13:16
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] E-cigarettes not covered by smoking ban EO

Executive Order (EO) 26 or the nationwide smoking ban in all public places does not cover electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial confirmed to Rappler on Friday, May 19. "We will include [it] when we have more [information] a
Rappler (ph)
added May 19, 2017 13:00
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[Asia-pacific] Philippines' tough public smoking ban gets broad support

anti-tobacco activists hailing it as a victory and some smokers saying they were now prepared to kick the habit. Even an industry lobby group, the Philippine Tobacco Institute (PTI), said it supported the regulation and acknowledged the health objectives
Reuters
added May 19, 2017 12:57
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Anti-smoking, health groups welcome smoking ban order

“Finally, we now have a government policy that will lead the country closer than ever to seeing a smoke-free Philippines. We thank President Duterte for making it happen. Truly, change has come in terms of protecting Filipinos from the threat of cigarett
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added May 19, 2017 12:56
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Doctor: Raising legal smoking to age 21 could significantly reduce smoking prevalence

a pulmonologist, in a press conference yesterday, said that there is a need for government to raise the minimum legal age for smoking from 18 to 21 to significantly reduce the number of smokers, particularly, young first-time smokers in the country.
Philippine Star (ph)
added May 19, 2017 12:40
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[Asia-pacific] Duterte Orders Strict Smoking Ban in Philippines, and Asks Citizens to Help

The executive order, signed this week and made public on Thursday, forbids the use of tobacco, including electronic cigarettes, in all public spaces, even sidewalks. It also prohibits anyone under 18 from “using, selling or buying cigarettes or tobacco p
New York Times
added May 19, 2017 05:29
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Duterte signs order banning smoking in public

Selling, distribution and purchasing of tobacco products from minors are also prohibited, according to EO 26. Individuals caught selling or distributing cigarettes to minors cannot use not knowing the real age of the minor as a defense, according to the
Philippine News
added May 19, 2017 04:35
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