Considered one of the strictest anti-smoking laws in Southeast Asia, the nationwide smoking ban imposes fines ranging from P500 to P10,000 on individuals caught smoking in public places.
Establishments selling cigarettes to minors are fined P5,000. They also risk cancellation of their business permits and licenses, while their owners or managers may be jailed for up to 30 days.
Now, what does this nationwide smoking ban mean to you? Whether you’re a smoker or not, observing it has life-saving and money-saving effects.
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