Philippines set to roll out tough no-smoking law


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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is set to sign a regulation this month banning smoking in public across Southeast Asia’s second-most populous country, rolling out among the toughest anti-tobacco laws in the region.

Public health campaigners who have long battled against the country’s hefty tobacco lobby welcomed the push to end smoking in public places and said they believed Duterte, with his tough anti-vice record, was the man to do it.

Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial told Reuters on Tuesday she hoped the president would sign the ban, which expands the definition of public places, into law before the end of October and that it would come into effect next month.

reuters.com/article/us-philippines-smoking-idUSKCN12B1VG


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A welcome change! :thumbsup:


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Now if only someone in the US would do the same. And remind those pot smokers who are coming out of the woodwork as it’s legalized that the same laws that apply to Tobacco smokers apply to them. And reminders that if they smoke dope and drive it’s a DWI as well would be equally as welcome.


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Good. One of the only good things Duterte is doing, from what I hear.

When pot smokers want to ban tobacco it be like:
:shrug:


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I wonder where he plans to bury all the smokers who are shot dead in the streets? The cemeteries are already at capacity, filled with all the bullet-ridden drug dealers/users.


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