Philippines to ban smoking in all public spaces
Back in the Philippines, Duterte is now declaring war on a new target. An executive order to be signed by Duterte this month will effectively put a ban on smoking in all public spaces. Violators will be fined and punished heavily.
In the streets of Manila, business is good for tobacco vendors and people can be seen puffing on cigarettes streetside. However, things are about to change. According to Philippines Secretary of Health, by November 4th the earliest, an executive order put forward by the country's President Rodrigo Duterte will effectively ban smoking, electronic cigarettes included, in all of the country's outdoor and indoor public spaces. By then, smoking will only be allowed outdoor at designated spots far away from the crowds.