Philippines president rodrigo duterte has signed an executive order banning smoking in public across the second-most populous country in south-east asia, creating one of the region’s strictest anti-tobacco laws. No smoking in public places policy: 5 things you need to know the philippines is a party to the framework convention on tobacco control treaty in 2005 b ra 9211, the tobacco regulation act of 2003 (ltfrb) passed memorandum circular no 2009-036 prohibits smoking in all public utility vehicles,. Roadmap to tobacco control legislation: republic act no 9211, also known as the tobacco regulation act of 2003, is an omnibus law regulating smoking in public places, tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship, and sales restrictions, among other requirements the inter-agency tobacco-committee issued implementing rules and regulations of the tobacco regulation act of 2003.
All about smoking in the philippines philippines: young smokers 'look so cool' the campaign against smoking, which kills close to 90,000 people a year in the philippines - on a par with the number of deaths in natural disasters or conflicts - is becoming a losing battle. All in all, both the use and possession of cannabis are currently illegal in the philippines and legislation to regulate the medicinal use of marijuana will only apply to certain treatments all other uses of the plant will remain punishable by law. Smoking is prohibited in public land transport, aircraft, and public transport terminals public watercraft may have designated smoking areas sub-national jurisdictions may enact smoke free laws that are more stringent than the national law.
The philippine tobacco institute, which represents tobacco interests, was not immediately available for comment there are eight firms that make cigarettes in the philippines designated smoking areas not larger than 10 square metres will be set up for adults only and must be at least 10m from building entrances or exits, according to the order signed on tuesday. The campaign against smoking, which kills close to 90,000 people a year in the philippines – on a par with the number of deaths in natural disasters or conflicts – is becoming a losing battle “my friends look so cool smoking,” arnold santos of mandaluyong city said, who took up the habit out of peer pressure.
In 2015, the philippines accounted for almost 1 in every 13 cigarettes sold by philip morris globally, though analysts estimated it was worth a far smaller 2% of profit. In all other government agencies, the head of agency may designate a smoking area in an outdoor space provided that it meets the defined requirements ashtrays to be removed except in smoking areas smoking prohibited in government vehicles. The order restricts and penalizes the act of smoking tobacco products in enclosed public places and public conveyances, whether stationary or in motion, except in certain designated smoking areas it requires that all public buildings or places that are accessible or open to the public regardless of ownership or right to access must be smoke-free inside and within 10 meters (33 ft) from entrances and exits or where people pass or congregate, and from air intake ducts.
Tobacco smoking in the philippines affects a sizable minority of the population according to a 2009 survey conducted under the auspices of the philippines' department of health , philippine statistics authority , the world health organization , and the united states centers for disease control and prevention ,  283 percent of the population are current tobacco smokers.
Violators of the smoking ban in the philippines could face up to four months in jail and a fine of 5,000 pesos, around $100, the presidential spokesman ernesto abella said on thursday mr duterte’s predecessor, benigno s aquino iii, signed a law in 2014 requiring bold, graphic health warnings on all cigarette packages, but studies show it has done little to stub the vice in this country of 104 million. The philippines became a party to the who framework convention on tobacco control on september 4, 2005 smoke free places: smoking is prohibited in enumerated indoor public places and workplaces such as government facilities, healthcare and educational institutions, and facilities frequented by minors while, in other public places and workplaces, including bars and nightclubs, designated smoking areas are allowed.