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PIA Press Release
2010/05/29

Baguio city hall to be smoke and liquor-free

Smokers and drinkers, beware

by Redjie Cawis

Baguio City (29 May) -- Baguio City Congressman and Mayor-elect Mauricio Domogan will be promoting healthy lifestyle when he seats as the chief executive at City Hall come July.

Domogan, who was one of the speakers during the Healthy lifestyle program of the Department of Health at the People's Park on Friday, said he supports the campaign of the health department for a better and healthier lifestyle.

Lifestyle- related diseases, also known as non-communicable diseases, are some of the leading causes of death in the country and the region. Non-communicable diseases are a result of poor lifestyle choices such as drug use, alcohol and tobacco use, diet, lack of exercise or stress management, according to DOH.

Domogan announced that he will be implementing'no smoking and drinking' inside the city hall and government offices as soon as he seats as the mayor of the city.

Promotion of a better lifestyle should start within you so offices in city hall will be strictly smoke and liquor- free, Domogan said.

"I have done this during my time as the Janitor of the city not only for healthy lifestyle but also to be promoting better services of people in the city hall and even the cleanliness", said Domogan.

Domogan added that public offices including offices of public officials in the city hall will be smoke and liquor- free and this will be monitored strictly.

For smokers, a smoking area will be designated at the city hall where all smokers will gather and slowly kill themselves, according to Domogan.

Those people that would be caught smoking and drinking in offices will be apprehended and penalized. Even public officials who will not follow will be penalized more, said Domogan. (PIA) [top]

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