The ban of cigarette smoking is not a dream in some part of the Philippines but already a living reality and I wish it could be imposed in the entire archipelago. For as we all know cigarette smoking is really bad to one’s health due it many health complications wherein taking vitamin C, as some favorite excuse for smoking will not suffice to save one from the health implications of cigarette smoking. Yes, perchance, you can save your life from the health damage caused by cigarette smoking by overdosing oneself with vitamin c and other vitamins and minerals the physical body needs in order to be healthy and far away from sickness and diseases, but what about the others who do have such knowledge as yours like the children who imitate cigarette smoking from the adult smoker thinking that it is cool to smoke one, what about the ignorant one, will you let them die due to irresponsible cigarette smoking?
So if you really love your fellow Filipino will let this happen?
Thanks to some cities or region in the Philippines that do really care and love their children or the future Filipino generation by imposing a complete ban on cigarette smoking and their efforts were rewarded of course. One city in the Philippine has been the living example in the Philippines which was awarded by international organization in the world that values the advocacy of the bad health implications of cigarette smoking by the city’s very strong implementation and control of it. The Davao city which every one of us knows to be a typhoon-free city in the Philippines is now recognized in the world as cigarette smoke-free city in the Philippine and the leading city in the Philippines that puts greater value of it.
Global SmokeFree Partnership (an organization in alliance with American Cancer Society and the Framework Convention Alliance) says about Davao city’s anti-smoke task force : “……exceptional leadership and commitment….. Smoke-free policies by a governmental agency….”
The anti-smoke policies of the city of Davao Philippines was implemented on the year 2002 but now recognized by the International health organization recently. The anti-smoke ordinance says that it is unlawful or illegal to smoke or allow smoking in public buildings, vehicles, enclosed and other areas that the local government designated as non-smoking places and one will be punished if one do not obey or break this law.