DOH holds workshop to support anti-smoking campaign PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 24 February 2017 11:38

by RG Antonet Go

The Department of Health Regional Office held a seminar-workshop at a local hotel to assist the different sectors to properly implement their non-smoking campaigns.

The seminar workshop, dubbed as MPOWER, provides six proven strategies to reduce tobacco consumption and incidence of smoking-related diseases.

Each of the letters of MPOWER stand for a specific message.

M stands for Monitor tobacco use and prevention. P is for protect people from effects of tobacco smoke.  O is offer to help quit tobacco use.  W is to warn about the dangers of tobacco.  E is to Enforce the ban on tobacco advertising promotion and sponsorship and R is to raise tazes on tobacco.

MPOWER is developed by the World Health Organization to provide strategies to implement, monitor and enforce tobacco control program in any locality, said Teresita dela Cruz, DOH Regional Tobacco Control Program Coordinator.

“There is a need to provide them with knowledge and information related to the different strategies, and ways of implementing tobacco control program.  It’s a multi-sectoral participation because it cannot be done by the health sector alone,” said Dela Cruz.  (RGAAGo)