Smoking Ban

Philippines
May 30, 2011 9:09pm CST
Smoking cigarettes will be prohibited in Metro Manila starting May 30, 2011. Violators will be slapped with a 500-peso fine or render an eight-hour community service. i guess i should stop now that it's illegal to smoke in this country
10 responses
@Jlyn10 (10437)
• Malaysia
31 May 11
Looks like you have no choice. It's for the best, anyway. Just like what the others are saying ... it's probably only banned in public places.
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• Philippines
31 May 11
pray for me to have the strength to resist the temptation of smoking
@Jlyn10 (10437)
• Malaysia
31 May 11
I will pray for you, friend.
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• Philippines
31 May 11
thanks, the prayers from your ministry should be a whole lot of help
@celticeagle (114155)
• Boise, Idaho
31 May 11
I can't read! I read 'Metro Mania' instead of 'manila' and wondered what in the heck and where was that at. So I saw it correctly right before I started this. Thank goodness or I would be embarrassed. I think smoking should be outlawed. The second hand smoke is a killer!
@celticeagle (114155)
• Boise, Idaho
31 May 11
Tax them (instead of the consumer)so high that they have to quit producing.
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@gloryacam (5546)
• Philippines
31 May 11
I think what's banned is smoking in public, not smoking per se. But then again, there are many benefits to stopping smoking. So, yeah, I hope you would be able to stop. Good luck!
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@gloryacam (5546)
• Philippines
31 May 11
Great going! Hope you continue 'til you finally stop smoking. It will be hard, but, it will pay you good in the end. Again, good luck!
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@markleob (1904)
• Philippines
31 May 11
its good. well i guess it only prohibits people to smoke in public places. so they are also allowed to smoke in private places. I am one of those who will really go for it. there are times when you meet people smoking in public places and it irritates me because i am a man with no vices. Whats more irritating is the fact that most smokers are youngsters who don't have stable income and only depends on their parents for allowance. tsk.. tsk.. poor parents.
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• Philippines
31 May 11
yeah i wonder how these people with no means, have enough money to smoke. i smoke but i want to quit.
• China
31 May 11
It is really a good thing.Everybody knew that smoking is bad for our health,but few people can stop smoking.Now the law is helping.
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@naija4real (1293)
11 Jun 11
I advice you to smoke in your home if your government have made a law banning smoking in public places. It would be embarrasing to your person if you are caught by the law enforcement agency smoking in public.
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@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
31 May 11
Hi there, Lucky that I have already quit smoking. In our country ban on smoking was enforced in 2002 itself but since people were not willing to give up their pleasure it seemed going slacked and again in 2010 another bill was passed and if any one found smoking in public places like Metro station, Bus terminus, public gathering etc. Violation would lead to Rs. 500/- or six months jail. Now we can see the change.
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• Philippines
1 Jun 11
cool i hope we see the change too so far i don't smoke in public anymore and i'm smoking less
• Philippines
31 May 11
It is not illegal per se, it is just prohibited in PUBLIC places. Quitting smoking need to gradual, if not, withdrawal symptoms will manifest. Isn't it 500php fine, is just on the first time you were caught? and it gets higher and higher up to 10,000 i think?
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• Philippines
1 Jun 11
hehehe i tried to cold turkey, didn't succeed had a couple of smokes yesterday. i hang out with bad people like jamuls hehehe
@SimpleBB (1332)
• Philippines
31 May 11
When I heard about this, I definitely agree with it. I have nothing against smokers actually, but it depends. Smoking ban does not mean you're totally prohibiting to do smoking. They cited specific areas to where smoking should prohibit. Especially in public such as public transpo. I support this, just like when there are pregnant women, it is very dangerous for them to inhale nicotine. Actually, is said that second smoker is more in danger rather than the smoker it self. And diseases are very contagious nowadays. Smoke can trigger allergies as well. When I'm in public transpo, and got near besider a smoker, if I think that the person is approachable, I usually ask them a favor to stop smoking for I can't take it and I keep on sneezing. Besides smoking ban is for health purposes, thus we should support it. Besides there are certain smoking areas in most establishments. So I am definitely supporting it. Happy mylotting.
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@manubla (474)
• Philippines
31 May 11
And I thank the government for trying to impose it now. I hope this becomes successful. If other countries can, then we too, can! No offense to the smokers as well. It's just that, it's too annoying to be inhaling the smoke coming from others! I appreciate those who don't do it in front of non-smokers or those who are sensitive enough to move away from non-smokers when they want to smoke. But there are just a lot of people who are not sensitive still. Even in jeepneys where it's already prohibited long time ago, they're stilld doing it! At least now you have one motivation to stop smoking as well. Your health will thank you .
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• Philippines
2 Jun 11
good for you pal.. I heard the news too but I don't think some places all over the Philippines will strictly implement this provision. I heard also that it is exclusively for Metro Manila because the public areas is too swarmed with people smoking which is detrimental to other people in the area, since it is also a source of second-hand smoke. Big thumbs up to the lawmakers who implemented this provision.