Published:  12:23 AM, 20 May 2017

Duterte to strict ban on smoking

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order that will impose a wide-ranging ban on smoking in public, reinforcing some of the toughest anti-tobacco measures in Asia.

Smoking and selling cigarettes will be banned in all enclosed public places, as well as within 100 meters (330 feet) of schools, parks and other areas where children gather, according to the order published late Thursday and which takes effect in 60 days.  Duterte, a firebrand leader most famous for waging a war on drugs.

-AFP, Manila

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