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DOH may name and shame LGUs that don t enforce smoking ban

DOH may name and shame LGUs that don t enforce smoking ban.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJul 17th, 2017

DOH may name and shame LGUs that don t enforce smoking ban

DOH may name and shame LGUs that don t enforce smoking ban.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 17th, 2017

DOH may 'name and shame' LGUs that don't enforce smoking ban - Philippine Star

DOH may 'name and shame' LGUs that don't enforce smoking ban - Philippine Star.....»»

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DOH may name and shame LGUs that don t enforce smoking ban

DOH may name and shame LGUs that don t enforce smoking ban.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 17th, 2017

DPWH 7 to LGUs: Enforce Flood Control Projects

DPWH 7 to LGUs: Enforce Flood Control Projects.....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 7th, 2017

LGUs urged: Ban smoking - Inquirer.net

LGUs urged: Ban smoking - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMay 29th, 2017

EDITORIAL - Now enforce the ban

After a wait of several weeks, President Duterte has finally signed an executive order banning smoking in public places nationwide......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 20th, 2017

Enforce nationwide smoking ban effectively, gov't urged - Inquirer.net

Enforce nationwide smoking ban effectively, gov't urged - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMay 19th, 2017

Passive smoking measures meet resistance – The Japan News

The gap between the government and the ruling parties over secondhand smoke prevention measures has been widening. The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry aims to join the international trend toward a total indoor smoking ban by strengthening restrictions in restaurants and other places. However, cautious views on the ban against a backdrop of opposition from the restaurant industry are growing within the Liberal Democratic Party. While the government plans to submit a bill on a smoking ban during the current Diet session, whether the government and the ruling bloc can reach an agreement on the matter remains unclear. Passive smoking refers to the inhaling of smokers’ tobacco smoke by nonsmokers at restaurants, offices or other such places. It is said that the inhaling of such smoke could increase the risk of lung cancer and stroke by 1.3 times, and sudden infant death syndrome by 4.7 times. The Health Promotion Law enforced in 2003 includes moderate allowances toward the prevention of secondhand smoke, but the health ministry believes the current non-compulsory measure has limited effectiveness and is considering an amendment to the law. According to the proposed measures released by the health ministry on March 1, new regulations would include 1) a smoking ban on the premises of medical facilities, elementary and junior high and high schools, 2) an indoor smoking ban for universities, elderly care facilities, gymnasiums, government and municipal offices, buses and taxis, with designated smoking rooms not being allowed, and 3) an indoor smoking ban for assembly halls, restaurants, offices, and train cars, allowing for the establishment of smoking rooms. Smokers who violate the law would face fines of up to ¥300,000, while facility administrators would face fines of up to ¥500,000. The government aims to enforce the law before the period of the Rugby World Cup, to be held in September 2019, after a two-year get-acquainted period. The ministry’s proposed measures are in accordance with the operational guidelines of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. However, the guidelines call for indoor bans in public places and do not allow for the establishment of smoking rooms. Regarding secondhand smoke measures, Japan remains at “the lowest implementation level in the world.” The health ministry aims to “get closer to international standards before the time when the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are held in 2020.” According to the ministry, since 2008 when the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic games were held, host cities, including Pyeongchang, South Korea, which hosts the Winter Games in 2018, have introduced measures against secondhand smoke including fines and most have fully banned indoor smoking. The WHO divides public places into eight categories (medical facilities, non-university schools, universities, administrative buildings, offices, restaurants, bars and public transit), and has released a ranking of countries based on how many categories are subject to indoor smoking bans. According to the ranking, 49 out of 188 countries, including Britain, Russia and Brazil, have bans for all eight categories. Japan falls in the group of 70 countries such as Malaysia with bans for between 0 and 2 categories. Japan remains lowly ranked as it does not have a law to impose an indoor smoking ban, only having promoted separation of smoking areas. Health Minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki argues: “Many advanced countries have thorough measures. We should keep in mind how Japan looks from the outside.” If the ministry’s proposed measures become law, an indoor smoking ban will apply to medical facilities, elementary, junior high and high schools, universities and public buildings. It could move Japan up one rank higher. Regarding restriction in restaurants, many countries face difficulties like Japan. For example, Berlin has introduced measures in which smoking-friendly restaurants should be less than 75 square meters, off limits to those under 18 years old, and can serve only food which does not need to be cooked to prevent children and pregnant women from entering. In South Korea, smoking is allowed only at some types of establishments such as bars. Restaurants in most countries appear to worry smoking bans may keep away customers, but the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer emphasizes, “Legal total smoking bans imposed on restaurants and bars do not lead to decreased sales and profit for them.” The health ministry’s proposed measures have polarized opinion among the ruling and opposition parties. While the “Yes” side argues that the ministry’s proposed measures are good enough, the “No” side says that smoking is a matter of manners and should not be regulated by law. “If we don’t do something, we will make a fool of ourselves in front of the world,” said Hidehisa Otsuji, a former health, labor and welfare minister and chairman of a cross-party caucus that aims to implement secondhand smoke prevention measures before the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The caucus met Shiozaki on March 15 and pressed for the strengthening of rules, arguing, “80 percent of people are non-smokers, and we should prioritize the health of the 80 percent.” It is calling for smoking bans in all restaurants, including bars and small drinking establishments known as “snacks.” However, within the LDP, supporters appear to remain in the minority, and it is believed that as much as 90 percent of LDP members are against it while just 10 percent are supporters. About 100 members from the tobacco caucus, chaired by Takeshi Noda, gathered on March 7 and insisted that “tobacco is legal, but [the health [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsApr 6th, 2017

Duterte to enforce smoking ban in all public places in PH - Manila Bulletin

Duterte to enforce smoking ban in all public places in PH - Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMar 29th, 2017

Shame campaign sa mga LGUs nga makatala og taas nga firecracker related incidents, ilusad sa DOH

MANILA, December 28 (PIA)&''Ilusad karong adlawa sa Department of Health (DOH) ang pagtumbok sa mga lokal nga kagamhanan nga makonsiderar nga pinakakuyaw sa pagsugat sa Bag-ong Tuig. Matud pa sa tigpamaba sa DOH nga si Asec. Eric Tayag, ipagawas nila karo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsDec 28th, 2016

Enforce solid waste law or face raps, LGUs told

COTABATO CITY, Philippines – Local government officials in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) who do not implement the Ecological Solid Waste Ma.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 12th, 2016

Palace soon to enforce tough smoking ban

Palace soon to enforce tough smoking ban.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 18th, 2016

Palace soon to enforce tough smoking ban

Palace soon to enforce tough smoking ban.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 18th, 2016

Cancer survivors urge LGUs to prepare for nationwide smoking ban

Cancer survivors urge LGUs to prepare for nationwide smoking ban.....»»

Category: topSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 16th, 2016

MMDA calls on enforcement of anti-drunk-driving law

QUEZON CITY, July 27 (PIA) --- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) calls on the local government units (LGUs) in Metro Manila to enforce RA 10586 or Anti-Drunk and Drugged Driving Act.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 27th, 2016

MMDA calls on enforcement of drunk-driving law

QUEZON CITY, July 27 (PIA) --- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) calls on the local government units (LGUs) in Metro Manila to enforce RA 10586 or Anti-Drunk and Drugged Driving Act.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 26th, 2016

Nationwide smoking ban, sisipa ngayon

Nationwide smoking ban, sisipa ngayon.....»»

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Nationwide smoking ban takes effect today

Nationwide smoking ban takes effect today.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News12 hr. 50 min. ago

DOH: Nationwide public smoking ban starts tomorrow

MANILA, Philippines - Starting tomorrow, Executive Order 26 or the nationwide ban on public smoking takes effect......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 21st, 2017

PPP mode proposed for LGU infra projects

MANILA, Philippines - The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center is urging local government units (LGUs) to consider the PPP mode as a viable option in impl.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 21st, 2017