People are really happy that smoking has been banned in the Philippines


Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, better known for his offensive statements and crackdown on drugs, now has a new enemy: smoking.

In an executive order signed earlier this week, Duterte has ordered a nationwide ban on smoking in all public places.

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The ban also includes vaping and the use of electronic cigarettes. 

According to a report by the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance, there are some 17 million Filipino smokers, or almost one-third of the adult population. 

But surprisingly, Filipino internet users on Twitter seemed pretty pleased about the move.  Read more…

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