100% no smoking in our City. good or bad?

May 29, 2011 4:24am CST
i was doing an early exercise with my cousin one day in the park... while i was jogging i saw a sign that says the City will strictly implement the 100% non smoking City... and i heard two guys talking about it... one laughed at it and said that it's just a non-sense policy coz no matter what they'll do people will still smoke in some designated area... there are bars and restaurants that has smoking area even in Malls and in some coffee shops... there are smoking designated area.. so how come it will be 100% implementation?.. hmmmm the guy has a point.. but the other guy said, it takes time to achieve the 100% non smoking City , however it is good that people are Starting... so it Future people who lives in this City will have higher Life span unlike of those who lives today and are smokers and victim or passive smokers... what do you think about this 100% no Smoking ordinance in a City?
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21 responses
• Philippines
30 May 11
where is it exactly? because i'm from the phil. too..
31 May 11
hi..:) DAvao.
• Philippines
31 May 11
oh i see.. watched the news last night..its under implementation in manila.. and it is effective july i think...
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
29 May 11
Hello my friend 100% yes about no smoking city, I hope become strong law in the Philippines specially inside public vehecles (jeepney, bus, tricycle) which can be helps to people not smoking totally. Iron hand should need to implement this law... see you around
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
29 May 11
But I think never happened in the Philippines because people there are willing to accept the things that push to die instead of their welfare, including the authority or legislative body... So it is possible only in our dream... see you around
@vnrsudhan (1514)
• India
29 May 11
Hi emzpeed, It's a really good law and if it's enforced properly it'll hugely benefit the future generations.Imagine no asthma or cough in children.It'd be a big relief for them.They can unleash their full potential without any hinderance.Even if the law is enforced, big-time smokers will still try to find a way to smoke,so of course they should be subject to penalty. Happy mylotting!
29 May 11
HELLo :) you have a good point.... many people will be saved.... if people smokes , they will get pleasure yet they will also get sickness and damages to their health... so you are right that this will be beneficial for many :) and for the future health of the generation away from risk of LUNG cancer :)
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@vnrsudhan (1514)
• India
29 May 11
@petersum (4526)
• United States
29 May 11
If you put your country in your profile, we might guess where you are talking about! Right now, your city might as well be on the Moon. No smoking anywhere will never be implemented. All over the world, judges and lawyers would agree that a law that cannot be enforced is a bad law. You cannot stop people smoking.
29 May 11
it was already implemented.. however you will still see some people smoking in some public places.... now, they said people caught smoking in public places will pay the penalty.... im in the Country Philippines right now... i am in the southern part of the Philippines
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
31 May 11
that is the reason's why Philippines remains as a third world poor country because the citizens and nationals here are all "pasaways" or not a law abiding people... just for a simple instructors and new implemented laws, can't even understand.
• United States
30 May 11
I wish it would come to Ny. But,people will keep smoking in their homes as well.
@youless (91541)
• Guangzhou, China
30 May 11
Since I don't smoke, so I think this is a good idea. Smoking is bad for the health. This policy is not only good for the smokers, but also the second-hand smokers. I just wonder whether it can work well. It seems it is a little selfish since there are still some people who want to smoke. I love China
31 May 11
how good it is to know that you have a heart for your country.. :) and it is true that not all agree on the no smoking campaign.. many people still find smoking as part of their daily living..
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
30 May 11
I believe it is good, It will teach Filipinos discipline. I only wish people will learn to follow. It will be good for the health as well as for the whole country. I also wish it would be implemented here in our city.
31 May 11
you have point. discipline. and most people are also hoping like you, that someday people will realize how helpful it is for majority to stop smoking campaign in our City.. :)
@kingparker (9698)
• United States
29 May 11
Well, that is a great starting point, don't you think? People and government taking concern about this problem affecting the city. I hope that people can take notice on this issue within their cities. I don't like smoke, and I hope people will less smoke too. Taking the baby step, and do it gradually.
31 May 11
baby step may someday become the City's Biggest achievement... and you are correct... it cannot be done abruptly or in just few months on the time it was implemented so patience is needed and discipline and gradually and eventually we will hope for a big change and good outcome on this kind of action the people are taking....:)
@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
29 May 11
Hi. Are you from Davao City by any chance? :) Personally, I feel that the essence of this no-smoking ordinance has its merits, but I still find it a little discriminatory for smokers. Smokers have rights, too. A 100% smoke-free city means there are no longer designated smoking areas for smokers, which in a sense strips them of their right to engage in an activity of their choice. The argument about second-hand smoke may only be applicable if the smokers are smoking in an area where non-smokers are. Designate a place wherein there are no non-smokers is a simple solution. In Makati, Philippines, I know of some offices that spent almost a million pesos just to construct an enclosed smoking area for their employees. Bottom-line, I still think there are other ways of protecting non-smokers and at the same time not trampling on the rights of the smokers other than ordinances like this.
29 May 11
heheh i am. well, violators are always in the picture... because no matter how great a leader is in your place , we cannot really please everyone.... someone has something to say about anything... And in this 100% no smoking policy , im sure... someone will not abide the law , some has to start being friends with "discipline and healthy breathing" ... heheh i guess imposing this is much better than encouraging smoking and smokers in the City... this is a challenge not only to the smokers but also to those who impose such law... hope those who are rulers hope non of them smokes too... heheh
@garson (886)
• United States
1 Jul 11
I read an online article recently about a non-smoking policy at a place in China. I don't remember specifically which place - it might have been in a restaurant. With lots of people that are used to smoking in different places, this sort of policy is going to be very challenging to enforce. I don't know really much whether China is trying to do it in steps or radically. As far as implementing a non smoking policy for a whole city, I would be curious about how things are going to be enforced. You can't expect the government officials to monitor every house, roads, streets, or any place for any smoking activity. As much as the idea is for people's good, there are still other important things local government officials need to worry about. Unless your city is very peaceful, very industrious, very educated, and very developed, enacting this policy widespread is doable. Still, you cannot monitor everyone's activity. Somehow, people will still smoke. If you want to educate the importance of health, it lies on the education. It's better to educate people in school more and more. You cannot really educate adults that are so used to smoking.
• Mexico
4 Jun 11
Hi emzpeed: I am not a smoker because I care for my health so for me this is simply fantastic. If a person wants to smoke he/she can do it at his/her home. It's so disgusting when you have to smell the smoke of someone that is just not only damaging his health but also the health of the rest of the persons in the room. ALVARO
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
31 May 11
what's next, cola, softdrink????? it is still bad for the health..... i can't live without softdrinks..... 5 bottles a day is my minimum consumption....
• Indonesia
31 May 11
HI emzpeed, welcome to mylot. In my view, that's great policy and indicate that your governer is very care about the healthy and environment. But, I agree with you, the implement will be hard to achieve and could be own challange. We can't make 100% no smoking because for some people smoke is culture and habit. Your government should provide smoking area to handle this situation so it's justice for all the society with their own habit and easier to be implemented.
@TheCatLady (4695)
• Israel
30 May 11
They will never have a no smoking city, but they can make it such a problem people will only smoke at home and in their cars.
@anil02 (2968)
• India
30 May 11
I don't like smoking even use of tabcco. Idea of 100% no smoking is good one. But it almost impossible.
@anil02 (2968)
• India
30 May 11
Idea is not bad, but it almost impossible.
• United States
30 May 11
Here i Iowa in the US people can't smoke in public buildings,bars and restaraunts.I saw on the new last night a city in the US can't remember which city was implementing no smoking out in public. It can be good for non smokers and kids not having to inhale second hand smoke on the oter hand it will cause smokers to break the law by sneaking in a smoke.
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
30 May 11
Ouch! That a damn good city...Where city do you live, friend. I want to appreciate the people in that country. Well, what I say is that...people in that city will live healthy. That is really great that people discipline themselves not to be smokers...
• Philippines
30 May 11
Generally it's good news but it's bad news for me. I don't like having to look for an area just to smoke. Although I've been trying to stop so it's a good news on some level.
• Philippines
30 May 11
Generally it's good news but it's bad news for me. I don't like having to look for an area just to smoke. Although I've been trying to stop so it's a good news on some level.