Smoking Ban Warning

Smoking Ban Warning Philippines

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) started warning cigarette smokers on public places yesterday.

It is for the preparation for the smoking ban on July.

Smokers that are caught in public places are just warned and was given “no smoking” flyers.

Smokers who will be caught upon implementation of the smoking ban will pay P500 fine if caught for the first time, P1000 to P5000 fine for the second time and up to P10, 000 for the third time.

If the smoker cannot pay the fine, He/she needs to do community service like sweeping the streets.

Based on Republic Act 9211 or the Tobacco Regulation Act in 2003, it is restricted to smoke on public places like sidewalks, roads, schools, hospital, public vehicle, and government offices.

Cigarette Vendors are complaining because selling cigarettes is their only living and it will be banned.

MMDA clarified that they don’t deprive smokers from smoking and cigarette vendors on selling cigarettes.

Puwedeng mag-yosi at magbenta ng yosi,. Ang ipinagbabawal lang po dito ay ‘yung manigarilyo kahit saan.” sabi ni MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino.

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board are assigned to punish PUV drivers who will be caught smoking while on a trip.

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