Smoking ban takes FULL enforcement in Muntinlupa

From The Manila Times:


Smoking in public evolves as taboo in Muntinlupa as the local government goes full swing in the implementation of its Comprehensive Smoke Free Ordinance in October.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi encouraged locals to quit smoking as it poses risk to smoker’s and others’ health and urged the public to report to authorities incidences of persons smoking in public places.

A Department of Health (DOH) personnel pastes an anti-smoking sticker on a public utility bus’ windshield during the DOH’s no smoking campaign that aims to implemant a 100 percent smoke-free public utility vehicles and transport terminals in celebration of the No Smoking Month in Manila on June 17, 2010. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

Starting on Tuesday next week, members of the Smoke-Free Task Force and authorized enforcers will be reprimanding anyone within the jurisdiction of the city smoking in public places but with no penalties yet.

After the leeway period, violators will be issued citation tickets with fines of up to P2,500 or eight hours community service for smoking and up to P5,000 or 14 hours community service for violation of sales restriction and advertising ban.
Under the ordinance, smoking tobacco products and e-cigarette (vapes) or e-shisha is prohibited in places accessible to the public regardless of ownership, workplaces, government facilities, outdoor areas where people gather, except for designated smoking areas.


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7 Responses

  1. jay sy says:

    how do we report to authorities?

  2. Brucw says:

    Before imposing, make it clear to the general public regarding where are the designated smoking areas. Smoking is a choice, you cannot force a person to quit that easy. Susunod naman sa inyo yung naninigarilyo bigyan linaw nyo lang designated areas kung saan pwede. These people also have rights and freedom to do it. Wag ninyo gatasan local government. Puro na lang kayo pera pera pera

  3. lino burce says:

    Off-Topic lang…kailan ipapatupad ang NO TRICYCLE ON MAIN ROAD? Last December ko pa nakikita pero sangkatutak ang tricycle sa Alabang in particular, sa Muntinlupa as a whole

  4. Migs says:

    Hi. I know smoking is bad. But some of us are really just in need to relieve some stress. Just a question, where is the nearest smoking area for Madrigal or Molito except the one between Mcdo and ATC. Just wondering…

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