Make the Philippines smoke-free! Strictly enforce the nationwide smoking ban. Sama-sama tayo para sa #SmokeFreePH!
We are for a smoke-free Philippines, and we believe you are, too.
Make the Philippines smoke-free by enforcing a nationwide smoking ban now.
National law (including the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control), local ordinances, and other government policies ban smoking in centers of youth activity, restaurants, food and beverage preparation areas, other public spaces (RA 9211), public vehicles and terminals (LTFRB Memorandum Circular 2009-036), and in government premises (CSC Memorandum Circular 17).
But these are not well-enforced.
At least 240 Filipinos die every day from smoking-related diseases. Exposure to secondhand smoke increases a non-smoker’s chance of developing lung cancer by 20% to 30%.
No amount of secondhand smoke will ever be safe, and no one should be permitted to irresponsibly place other people’s lives and health in peril by exposing them to secondhand smoke.
We must lose no time in providing a smoke-free environment for our children and families.
Enforce our smoke-free laws now. Protect public health now. Make the Philippines smoke-free now.