Contributed by Mar Jay Delas Alas, PIA-Bataan
SAMAL, Bataan – Mayor Generosa dela Fuente vowed to strengthen the anti-smoking campaign in the town as she led the New Generation Day held Friday at the Samal covered court.
The event aims to gather students and engage them in the town’s advocacy of a smoke-free community.
Dela Fuente encouraged the younger generation to work with the government towards the vision of promoting healthy living including the anti-smoking campaign of the municipality.
“As I work with various people, I became increasingly knowledgeable and devoted to fight against tobacco,” she added.
The town is continuously intensifying its programs and services to widen its constituents’ knowledge on the effects of smoking and tobacco-related activities.
“Samal eyes to have strong allies and support systems as they pave the way to a healthier community and one is free from the threats of smoking,” dela Fuente said.
In 2015, Samal started promoting a smoke-free community through various programs and activities that will curb the threats brought by smoking.
Various activities were held during the event such as poster making contest, Tobacco-Free Generation (TFG) symposium, and culminating activities.