SCAN Bulletin #131                                                                           March 8, 2023
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SCAN Philippines Smoke-free Activities 2023
Municipality of New Lucena, Iloilo

"Refrain from discarding cigarette butts anywhere. It could cause fire. Reminder for Fire Prevention Month 2023."

Fire Prevention Month (March 2023) Campaign of  the Municipality of New Lucena, Iloilo (Philippines).

Photo courtesy of Mayor Liecel M. Seville, SCAN Philippines President/Mayor, Municipality of New Lucena
Iloilo City
Ahead of the World No Tobacco Day celebration (31 May 2023) with the theme  “We need food, not tobacco.”, the City of Iloilo (Philippines) organized the Lapaz area USWAG Rolling Store every Tuesday and Thursday each week.

Photo courtesy of Mr. Iñigo D. Garingalao, ICAST Executive Director, Iloilo City, Philippines
Baguio City
The City of Baguio (Philippines) put up a Smoking Cessation Counselling booth from 27 February to 5 March 2023 during the Panagbenga Festival "Season of Bloom".

Photo courtesy of Smoke-free Baguio City
Municipality of Dinalupihan, Bataan
A Fun Run was organized by Barangay Pag-Asa in Dinalupihan, Bataan (Philippines) on 25 February 2023. The Fun Run was organized to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Photo courtesy of TFG Dinalupihan

Vaping is being used to recruit the next generation of tobacco company customers with a “well thought-out campaign to get kids addicted to nicotine”, Australian public health experts say, and it’s happening in school bathrooms nationwide. 

Professor Terry Slevin, CEO of the Public Health Association of Australia, told TMR that anecdotal reports of a significant rise in vaping in schools indicated an increasing problem. READ MORE

Cambodian is committed to promoting the principle of tobacco-free sports at both the 32nd Southeast Asian Games and the 12th ASEAN Para Games.

In a press release by the Ministry of Tourism yesterday, officials announced that the use, sponsorship, distribution and promotion of cigarettes and e-cigarettes is banned.

All cigarettes and e-cigarette are banned from all event venues.

The bans include the prohibition against using tobacco products and e-cigarettes at the National Stadium, sports fields and at all dining areas of sporting team delegations. READ MORE
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