Banning of smoking in public places... :)

Philippines
May 31, 2011 4:58am CST
MMDA are now banning those people who smoke in public places...I agree with this, but some people say they will lose their work because of this ban. But isn't having a healthier county better? Many people die from smoking, and many people don't like second hand smoke. I hope this ban can be implemented throughout the entire Philippines someday.
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@sid556 (31005)
• United States
1 Jun 11
Hi Stanley, Smoking is banned in most public places here in the US and has been for quite some time now. At first people were upset but they adjusted. It helps them to cut back at least on their smoking.Why do people think they will lose their work because of this ban? I'm not sure that I understand.
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• Philippines
1 Jun 11
Many Filipinos here make a living selling smokes to drivers and passersby... and they usually sell it on public places. S if there is a ban, the places where the vendors can sell would be fewer now. I hope we can the people can adjust to this law.
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@lady1993 (17501)
• Philippines
1 Jun 11
Yes, I totally support this law since it is very beneficial to the people and the environment. At least we can lessen the air pollution. I just hope this would be implemented strictly and people would cooperate and stop complaining.
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• Philippines
2 Jun 11
Yes, the government does have many good laws, the only problem is the implementation. The government should train the police to be strict about this,since what's the use of laws if they're not properly implemented.
@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
1 Jun 11
I actually got heart disease, one factor is smoking. I don't even smoke and I just got it from second hand smoking. I hope this they will strictly implement it in public transportation vehicles as well. Some people are too selfish and stubborn to follow this which is really quite disappointing
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• Philippines
2 Jun 11
Oh, I am so sorry to hear that. it's really sad that the non-smokers are more affected by the smoke... I also hope that this law will be strictly implemented so no more non-smokers would be harmed.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
1 Jun 11
right move but i hope they can be able to maintain and stick to this policy. sometimes it is ningas kugon and only lasts for a short time.
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• Philippines
2 Jun 11
Yeah, i agree- at first it would be okay but then some people just forget about this and go back to old ways. I truly hope that the people responsible for this would be dedicated in implementing this law strictly.
• Philippines
1 Jun 11
for that will be a good news in order for us to be more healthy and organized country ... that was a great bleesings for each of us i love it yehey !!
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• Philippines
2 Jun 11
Yes, it's definitely good news. I just hope that Filipinos will follow this new law so the MMDa won't have a hard time and the smokers too, they won't be forced to do community service or pay a penalty.
@myfish (1)
• Canada
31 May 11
It should be banned everywhere! Smoking is horrible for your lungs and body. And yes, healthier country = better
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• Philippines
1 Jun 11
Yes, it would be nice if it would be banned all over the world, but it would be hard since smoking has been going on for centuries now and many people make a living out of it. welcome to mylot myfish.
@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
31 May 11
Smoking in public places has been banned around these parts. I was here when they started to implement the changes. The people had the same fears, that business would go down. On the contrary, it never did! People these days are getting more health conscious, and they recognize which places have banned smoking, and thus only go to these places.
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• Philippines
1 Jun 11
I hope the same would happen here- I truly hope this law would do us good, amidst the protests of some vendors. People aren't really that health conscious here though, since they're too busy working for their family.
@adnileb (5035)
• Philippines
31 May 11
How I wish this will be implemented throughout the Philippines. And hope they will really do their job because some officials just implement a policy or city ordinance without really checking on it whether the people are following them or not. Second hand smoke is a lot more dangerous than smoking itself. It will cause the other people different ailments from the the smokers. Really bad for our health. Anyways, the vendors will surely find something more for their job. They can still sell though. But the smokers should be responsible enough this time.
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• Philippines
1 Jun 11
I hope the smokers would follow this rule so they won't give the MMDA trouble and there would be cleaner surroundings. I am sure vendors would be greatly affected by this, but I am sure they can find something else to sell.
• Philippines
31 May 11
smoking in public doesn't only hurt the smoker but also the people around them. actually, second hand smokers gets the most of the nicotine since they are inhaling direct smoke unlike the first hand with filters. This is a good law if implemented properly. People caught violating the ban will be fined 500PHP or if the person cannot pay, will be required to do community service. I just hope this doesn't turn into another source of corruption in the Philippines. Otherwise, they are destroying another good law.
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• Philippines
1 Jun 11
Yes, I believe that our laws are all good, the problem is just implementing it well. 500 pesos is quite big, I hope people will just follow this law, so they won't have to pay or do community service.
• Philippines
31 May 11
I'm also agree with that. It should be implemented immediately, Smoking really kills and It's not just the smokers who are affected by their smoking but also the people surrounding them. It's even dangerous when a non smoker inhale what they smoke. Unhealthy and not beneficial.
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• Philippines
1 Jun 11
Yeah, there is nothing beneficial that we get from smoking at all, and it even affects the non smokers nearby. It is already implemented and I have seen in the news that the MMDA officers are doing their job well.
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
31 May 11
I remember a law that was passed by senate a few years ago that says smoking in public is illegal and if someone complains you can get penalized. I don't why they are implementing this just now but I think the law came out 3 or 4 years ago.
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
31 May 11
You know why not implemented because some or almost in the legislative body are smokers... so that no majority
@hexebella (1140)
• Philippines
31 May 11
It should have been done long time back, if the smokers do not care about their health, I do care for my health and I don't want to have lung cancer due to second hand nicotine. Hope that this will be strictly implemented.