Ever since Executive Order No. 26 was implemented as of May 16, 2017, looking for a place where to smoke suddenly got so tight that addiction to nicotine was so hard as hell. Thinking twice before lighting a stick of cigarette is a big thing especially if you’re in a place where there are not much of people around; thoughts like someone deputized by the law might show up an beat the crap out of you. It’s a struggle where to find a safe place to puff, as if cigarette is so illegal that it’s an abomination to society; we start having a paranoia and trust issues where we can light a stick, a nightmare at first that slowly sinks inside our system as the time passes by, probably a start of a new cultural acceptance, an unwritten culture to each smoker out there that will have a new sense of connection because of a new culture that’s starting to build up. It’s a nice thing that happened actually if you’re thinking of an organized society where smoking is only allowed on some places designated by the law and I, as a smoker supports it 100%, it’s just that it’s difficult to find a place where to light one.
An idea came out when we have trouble looking for a place to smoke somewhere along the Shaw Boulevard, I can ‘t remember the exact location but it’s somewhere near SM Cherry mall. I tried searching for a spot at google and can’t find one so we just walk around and asked random strangers till we found one at the SM Cherry Mall. “Does anyone who’s not familiar with this place is aware that there’s a designated smoking area her?” I asked myself; then aha!! I started checking further over the internet, I found some but it’s not specific so I started to include a part of this page where to find some smoking areas in metro manila with the exact details where to find it. I knew some of the spots where to smoke and I felt like I’m selfish to keep that information to myself so I decided to share it for other smokers to know. I believed the most smokers are not against the imposed law, we just need to have a proper place which is very convenient for us to find whenever we have our urges to smoke and it’s a bit difficult at first, and that’s one of the reasons why I decided to put an extra effort gathering info and going some places and if I discovered a place to smoke then I add it on my page.
I don’t promote smoking since science already showed how bad it is to our health but I just want to share something to my fellow smokers and I believe that most of us don’t want to harm anyone’s health. That’s why we need to have a proper place where to light a stick, to stay away from those who don’t smoke and take the harm to ourselves, it’s a choice we made that we don’t want to stop or we can’t stop, it’s a lifestyle that some of us makes us as a better person when it comes to handling stress and thinking. We have our own reasons why we smoke and we have different views when to stop smoking; but for those who decided to stop smoking or want to start the process of stopping, contact this number below so you can find people who’re willing to help you quit smoking or click here if you still want to continue.
Department of Health (DOH) Quitline
Call 165364 or simply text ‘STOPSMOKE’ to (29290)165364