The Department of Health should play an active role in the implementation of the nationwide smoking ban.
According to Senator JV Ejercito, he supports the Executive Order signed by President Rodrigo Duterte, banning smoking in all public areas nationwide.
Ejercito, chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, said that the increasing number of people with Lung Cancer, is alarming.
Based on the report of the DOH, Lung Cancer is the third cause of death of many Filipinos every year.
Ejercito is making an appeal to the DOH to launch an intensified media campaign on TV, radio, print and social media to let people aware of the said Executive Order and the many effects of smoking in one’s health.