Smoking.. Banned!


Starting today, June 27, 2011, smoking will be banned to public places and other specified areas to support the campaign to make Metro Manila 100% smoke-free.

For those who are unfamiliar with the ordinance, posted below is Section 5 of Republic Act 9211:

    *      Centers of youth activity such as playschools, preparatory schools, elementary schools, high schools, colleges and universities, youth hostels, and recreational facilities for persons under eighteen (18) years old;
    *      Elevator and stairwells;
    *      Location in which fire hazards are present, including gas stations and storage areas for flammable liquids, gas, explosives or combustible materials;
    *      Within the buildings and premises of public and private hospitals. Medical, dental, and optical clinics, health centers, nursing homes, dispensaries and laboratories;
    *      Public conveyance and public facilities including airport and ship terminals and train and bus stations, restaurant and conference halls, except for separate smoking areas; and
    *      Food preparation areas.

hmmmm bakit wala sa loob ng mga public vehicles like jeepneys and non-aircon buses? mga drivers pa naman ang malakas mag-yosi..

And B-T-W.. Starbucks supports this campaign.

Smoke-free on your coffee

Photo credit:  http://everythinginbudget.blogspot.com

Some avid Starbucks-goers are against it.  Some even sent fillers that they’ll boycott the store.

I know this will draw a lot of mixed reactions.  For the benefit of the common good (good health that is) I think it should be strictly implemented.  We’re all aware of what smoking could bring to people (re: health concerns), right?.  At least for once we should have discipline and obey a certain rule of our law.

Please be guided accordingly.  I wrote this as a reminder to my friends and others out there who aren’t still aware of this.  Mahuli kayo bigla, hindi nyo pa alam.. 🙂 Iba ang may alam.. (pahiram GMA NEWS TV..)

And yes, I am a non-smoker.. I’ve seen the damage it could bring so I decided to be against it.

P.S. ..against smoking.. not the smokers.. 🙂

 

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15 responses to “Smoking.. Banned!

  1. yahooo… no more 2nd hand smoke!

  2. jeff, i was listening to anthony and tonying this morning on DZMM and if i heard it correctly, i think kasama ang loob ng public utility vehicles like jeeps and buses. 🙂

    i totally support this campaign. la ako pakialam sa ibang tao kung magyosi sila, wag lang in public at maka-affect pa sa ibang tao. 🙂

    • I hope so.. I’m not against those who smoke, they may smoke all they want.. basta dun sila sa lugar na sila lang ang makakalanghap ng usok nila.. I’m also fearing for little kids na naeexpose sa yosi pag nasa jeep.. mas kadalasan, hinahayaan lang ng parents nila pag ung driver nag yoyosi.. or ibang pasahero.. na dapat pinagsasabihan.. para hindi maapektuhan ung mga bata.. I see that everyday kasi..

  3. Amen! I just love this ordinance pero tama ka. Bakit hindi kasali ang jeepneys and bus?!?! Talamak nga dun e.

    Tama na rin na pinahithit ako ng tita ko when I was 5 years old. (oo natatandaan ko yun). I can barely breathe. natrauma ako sa yosi simula nun kaya hanggang sa paglaki ko I never tried it. effective pala no? gagawin ko rin yun sa magiging anak ko. hahaha!

    • from you at 5 years old to having a child.. haha ang lawak ng range ng timeline.. hehehe 🙂

      I did try smoking pero bilang sa daliri.. ayaw ng sistema ko kahit gustuhin ko man.. I just don’t see anything good you can get from it..

  4. omgoodness!
    napakahirap magkape without a yosi!

    buti nalang bagng buhay nako.. hehe nasampolan ako before ng smoking kills. =)

  5. kung ako masusunod, bawal ang smoking sa Pilipinas hehehe! Kaya love ko davao dahil mahigpit sila and napatupad nila ito. I salute starbucks for doing this

    • But I think marami magaalburoto if smoking is totally banned but if that will be pushed, I’ll support it all the way.. 🙂 Disiplina lang ang kelangan ng Pilipino.. slowly but surely.. 🙂

  6. I am an occasional smoker but I would love to see this strictly implemented. Besides the annoying smell of ciggie smoke (yes I really hate the smell sometimes), the butts are just littered everywhere. Everywhere! Walang disiplina. Tsk.

    • Hi Gay! 🙂 yeah.. sa baba lang ng opisina namin, haysus.. naturingan pang sa private company nagttrabaho, nasa tapat na yung basurahan, hindi pa maitapon ng maayos.. 🙂 *bato-bato sa langit, ang tamaan, pangit.. * hehe

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