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Duterte Bans Smoking in Philippines

Last edited 19th May 2017

Duterte Bans Smoking in Philippines

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an order imposing a nationwide smoking ban for public places, a senior aide has said.

The executive order, signed by Duterte on May 16, declared all public places throughout the country as off limits to smoking, whether indoor or outdoor, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said on Thursday.

The order includes playgrounds, sporting areas, sidewalks, schools, workplaces, government offices, restaurants and other businesses.

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