Duterte signs EO banning smoking nationwide

  President Duterte has signed an executive order that prohibits smoking within enclosed public places and public conveyances nationwide, except in designated smoking areas.   The order also encourages local government units to implement smoking cessation programs.   Executive Order No. 26, signed on May 16, sets standards for the designated smoking areas, bans minors from using, selling, or buying cigarette or tobacco products, and prohibits the sale of these products within 100 meters from places frequented by minors.   The order states that designated smoking areas should not be present in schools, including colleges and universities, youth...

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