Based on statistics, the number of smokers in the Philippines dropped to 6% beginning Duterte administration, said PTV news.
Many smokers in the country stopped since all cigarette companies have increased their prices due to increase in taxes.
Moreover, President Rodrigo Duterte is already reviewing an executive order (EO) calling for nationwide smoking ban, according to Palace official. The executive order will mandate all the agencies of government, including the local government to implement this 100% smoking ban in all public places.
The EO is a signal to the members of the branch to implement systems and information drives to work together to be able to prevent children, the poor, and the public from smoking in public places.