House bill adjusts smoking age from 18 to 21

Delon Porcalla (The Philippine Star) – March 24, 2021 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — A pending bill in the House of Representatives will significantly adjust by three years the minimum age at which individuals will be allowed to smoke, which will be from the current legal age of 18 to 21 years old. Rep. Jose Singson Jr. of party-list Probinsiyano Ako, principal author of House Bill (HB) 6210, said the age has to be adjusted due to public health concerns, especially now that the country is suffering from a health crisis brought about by the global pandemic. The chairman of the House public acc…

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