Individuals and establishments caught violating President Rodrigo Duterte's executive order will face fines or imprisonment
Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial also reveals her department's plan to bring to the Philippines a technology that will detect ambient nicotine present indoors
Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial is one of the 6 from the Western Pacific Region who received the 2017 World No Tobacco Day 2017 Award
Local governments are 'encouraged' to pass their own local ordinances that will implement Executive Order 26 and the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
Through the national hotline, smokers can get advice on how to start quitting, and information about facilities that can provide services for quitting
Ulysses Dorotheo of the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance notes, however, that Executive Order 26 is 'not as strong as the Davao ordinance'
Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says they will include e-cigarettes 'when we have more information and recommendation' from the World Health Organization