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PIA Press Release
2008/10/10

Tadian town bans smoking in public conveyances, gathering areas

by Juliet B. Saley

Tadian, Mt. Province (10 October) -- Smoking is now prohibited in public conveyances, government offices and other gathering places in this municipality following the passing of the Provincial Board a resolution last September 22 approving Municipal Ordinance No. 03,s.2008 of this town.

The ordinance prohibits smoking in public conveyances, assembly halls, health centers, government offices, classrooms, restaurants/eateries, snack bars and other gathering centers except in duly designated smoking areas.

Owners, managers and/or operators of public conveyances, restaurants/eateries, snack bars and other gathering centers are required to post warning notice of "No Smoking Inside" in their area of operations to be strictly observed.

The Municipal Health Office is tasked to inspect installed "No Smoking "sign in conspicuous places provided in all identified areas. The Philippine National Police is identified as the right arm of the municipal government unit in the implementation of the ordinance.

Anybody found guilty of violating the provisions of this ordinance will be meted penalty with a fine of P150.00 for the first offense; P250.00 and P500.00 for the second and third offense respectively. Fines collected shall accrue to the municipal coffer. (PIA-MP) [top]

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