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The national smoking infrastructure is mandated by the Tobacco Regulations Act which orders the Department of Health to set up withdrawal clinics. As such DOH Administrative Order No. 122 s. 2003 titled The Smoking Cessation Program to support the National Tobacco Control and Healthy Lifestyle Program allowed the setting up of the National Smoking Cessation Program.
 
 
VISION
Reduced prevalence of smoking and minimizing smoking-related health risks.
 
  
MISSION
To establish a national smoking cessation program (NSCP).
  
 
OBJECTIVES
The program aims to:
  1. Promote and advocate smoking cessation in the Philippines; and
  2. Provide smoking cessation services to current smokers interested in quitting the habit.
 
  
PROGRAM COMPONENTS
The National Smoking Cessation Program (NSCP)  shall have the following components:
1. Training
 The NSCP training committee shall define, review, and regularly recommend training programs that are consistent with the good clinical practices approved by specialty associations and the in line with the rules and regulations of the DOH. 
All DOH health personnel, local government units (LGUs), selected schools, industrial and other government health practitioners must be trained on the policies and guidelines on smoking cessation. 
 2. Advocacy 
A smoke-free environment (SFE) shall be maintained in DOH and participating non-DOH facilities, offices, attached agencies, and retained hospitals. DOH officials, staff, and employees, together with the officials of participating non-DOH offices, shall participate in the observance and celebration of the World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) every 31st of May and the World No Tobacco Month every June. 
3. Health Education 
Through health education, smokers shall be assisted to quit their habit and their immediate family  
members shall be empowered to assist and facilitate the smoking cessation process.
 
4. Smoking Cessation Services
5. Research and Development 
Research and development activities are to be conducted to better understand the nature of nicotine dependence among Filipinos and to undertake new pharmacological approaches.
 
  
TARGET POPULATION/CLIENT
  • Health Workers
  • Partner Agencies
  • Stakeholders
  • LCEs
  • CSOs
  • Other decision makers
 
 
AREA OF COVERAGE
  • Zamboanga del Sur
  • Zamboanga del Norte
  • Zamboanga Sibugay
  • Zamboanga City
  • Dapitan City
  • Dipolog City
  • Pagadian City
  • Isabela City
 
 
PARTNER INSTITUTIONS
  • Lung Center of the Philippines
  • Philippine College of Chest Physicians
  • Philippine General Hospital
  • World Health Organization
  • Philippine Academy of Family Physicians
  • Philippine Medical Association
  • Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
  • Psychological Association of the Philippines
  • Seventh Day Adventist
  • Philppine Ambulatory Pediatrics Association
  • Philippine Psychiatric Association
  • Metropolitan Manila Development Authority
 
 
POLICIES AND LAWS
  • DOH Administrative Order No. 122 s. 2003 titled
                  “The Smoking Cessation Program”
  • “SMOKE FREE ORDINANCE NO. 7 – s – 2013
 
 
STRATEGIES, ACTION POINTS AND TIMELINE 
  • Develop a more responsive promotion, education and advocacy campaigns
  • Promote and advocate for the full implementation of WHO-FCTC
  • Enhance the enforcement of standards for human resources and facilities involved in providing services on addiction regulation by the Department
  • Review and redirect policies on the implementation of intervention and treatment programs based on health-focused models
  • Develop service packages that might be included as part on the NHIP
  • Regularly monitor and evaluate program implementation
 
 
PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS/STATUS
SCC: BRIEF ADVICE
IPIL,RHU
Jan. 26, 2017 (May 8,2017)
CHO, Zamboanga City
Mar. 21, 2017
Titay, RHU
May 24, 2017 (May 10, 2017)
ZSP Hospital
May 25, 2017 (May 11, 2017)
Labason,RHU
June 8, 2017
WMSU, LM Hotel
June 30, 2017
Pagadian
June20-22, 2017
 
MPOWER Seminars
ZC LGU
Feb. 22-23, 2017
Sibutad LGU
Mar. 15-16, 2017
Piñan LGU
Mar.29-30, 2017
Aurora
Apr. 12-13, 2017 (April 19-20,2017)
Tukuran
April 26-27, 2017
Labangan
May 17-18, 2017
 
ADVOCACIES
Z.C., Grand Astoria (RTCN Meeting
June 29, 2017
Gutalac,ZDN, “Kill the Cigaretter, before it kills you”
June 24, 2017 (May 8, 2017)
Dapitan City(Anti-Smoking Symposium
June 30, 2017
Anti-Smoking Launching (Resource Speaker)
March 31, 2017
 
PRODUCTION OF IEC MATERIALS
Tarpaulins
432 Tarps
BTI Flipcharts
50 Pcs
Flashdrive
30 Pcs
T-shirt with Collar
30 Pcs
 
MONITORING:  WFP - 1 
Validation of Smoke Free Env’t.
ROA’s LGU
January to March 2017
 
 
CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES
  • May 31- World No Tobacco Day
  • June- National No Smoking Month
 
 
STATISTICS
Tobacco 1               Tobacco 2
 
Tobacco 3               Tobacco 4
 
Tobacco 5                Tobacco 6
 
LGUs Provided with MPOWER and Smoking Cessation Training
 
MPOWER
SCC
2014
1
0
2015
5
1
2016
9
6
2017
9
15
LGUs with FCTC Ordinance Orientation 2017 
2 LGUS
 MHOs/PHN Trained in MPOWER and SCC 
MPOWER
34
SCC
27
 
 
 
PROGRAM MANAGER CONTACT INFORMATION
TERESITA T. DELA CRUZ
NURSE V
TOBACCO CONTROL PROGRAM
COORDINATOR - DOH RO IX 
 
 
 
 
DATE LAST UPDATED
SEPTEMBER 15, 2017