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Mandaluyong takes bold steps during World No Tobacco Day 

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Mandaluyong City - In commemoration of World No Tobacco Day 2023, the City Health Department of Mandaluyong City, in collaboration with the Mandaluyong Anti Vice Unit and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), took decisive action to promote a smoke-free environment. The initiative involved access restrictions on sari-stores and convenience stores, enforcement of smoking prohibition laws, and discussions with public utility vehicle (PUV) terminal managers regarding the placement of NO SMOKING and NO VAPING signages.

World No Tobacco Day serves as an important reminder of the hazards associated with tobacco use and the urgent need for comprehensive tobacco control measures. Mandaluyong City has demonstrated its commitment to protecting the health and well-being of its residents by implementing these proactive measures to reduce tobacco consumption and create a smoke-free environment.

As part of the initiative, access restrictions were enforced in sari-stores and convenience stores, limiting the availability of tobacco products. This action aims to discourage the purchase and consumption of tobacco products, particularly among the youth and vulnerable populations. By reducing the accessibility of tobacco, the city seeks to curb the prevalence of smoking and promote healthier lifestyle choices.


Additionally, the Mandaluyong Anti Vice Unit worked diligently to enforce smoking prohibition laws, apprehending individuals found smoking in public areas where it is prohibited. This enforcement action serves as a strong deterrent and emphasizes the city's commitment to upholding public health regulations. It also sends a clear message that smoking in public spaces will not be tolerated.

Furthermore, discussions were held with PUV terminal managers to encourage the posting of NO SMOKING and NO VAPING signages in their respective areas of operation. This collaborative effort between the city government, MMDA, and terminal managers aims to raise awareness and promote compliance with smoking and vaping regulations among passengers and drivers. It underscores the importance of maintaining smoke-free environments in public transportation hubs.

The City Health Department of Mandaluyong City expressed its appreciation for the cooperation and support of all stakeholders involved in the implementation of these initiatives. The concerted efforts of the city government, the Mandaluyong Anti Vice Unit, and the MMDA demonstrate the collective determination to safeguard public health and create a healthier and cleaner city.

Through these comprehensive actions, Mandaluyong City continues to take proactive measures to reduce the prevalence of tobacco use and create a smoke-free environment for its residents. The observance of World No Tobacco Day serves as a powerful reminder of the city's commitment to prioritize the health and well-being of its constituents.


As the city moves forward, it remains steadfast in its efforts to raise awareness, enforce tobacco control measures, and promote healthier choices among its residents. By fostering a smoke-free environment, Mandaluyong City paves the way for a healthier future, where individuals can enjoy clean air and improved well-being.

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