3-Day Tobacco Control and Enforcement Training on Comprehensive Smoke-free Ordinance

Tagas Cover Court, Tagas, Tangalan, Aklan
10.19.22 – 10.21.22

The Municipality of Tangalan through the active leadership of Mayor Gary Fuentes in partnership with the Provincial Health Office, DRSTMH Smoking Cessation Clinic, and Smoke-free Aklan conducted a 3-Day Tobacco Control and Enforcement Training on Comprehensive Smoke-free Ordinance to capacitate the barangays and the Anti-Smoking Task Force in the enforcement of the provisions of municipal comprehensive smoke-free policy of the municipality.

The following topics were discussed:
1) WHO – Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and MPOWER Strategy,
2) 10 Steps Towards Smoke-free Municipality,
3) Tobacco Epidemic Global and National,
4) Monitor Tobacco Use – Prohibited Acts (Section 5) Smoking, Vaping, Selling/Distribution, Advertising and promotion/Unlawful Engagement with TI,
5) Ill Effects of Smoking, Vaping and Heated Tobacco Products and/or ENNDS,
6) Sharing of Best Practices of Other Smoke-Free Municipalities,
7) Offer Help to Quit Tobacco Use,
8 ) Duties and Responsibilities of Person In-Charge and the Task Force Member, and
9) Enforcement and Apprehension Protocol. A practicum, feedbacking, and enforcement role play were also done at the end of the training to assess learning of the participants. The participants included all the members of the Anti-smoking Task Force in the Municipality and the Brgy. Captain, Kagawad on Health, and two Barangay Tanods of each of the 15 barangays.

Ro Anti-Smoking Task Force it aton nga banwa sa pagpanguna ni Mayor Gary Fuentes bilang Chairman hay amat-amat nga magatao it mga impormasyon parte sa aton nga Anti-Smoking Ordinance sa mga kabarangayan, mga eskwelahan, ag sa mga iba pa nga organisasyon ag stakeholders bago mag-umpisa ro full implementation kara.

Paagi sa epektibo nga pag implementar it aton nga Anti-Smoking and Vaping ordinance, makabulig ra nga mabawasan ro mga nagapanigarilyo ag ro mga maeain nga epekto kara sa mismo nga smoker ag sa tanan nga makalanghap it andang aso.
Magbueoligan kita para sa malimpyo nga hangin para sa aton nga mga inunga.

Welcome to the SMOKE-FREE TANGALAN era!