Smoke-free Cities Asia-Pacific Network (SCAN)

The Smoke-free Cities Asia Pacific Network (SCAN) initially known as the Smoke-free Cities ASEAN Network, is a coalition of cities, municipalities, provinces, states and districts in the Asia Pacific countries that support each other to achieve its goal of making their country smoke-free (FCTC Article 8).

SCAN was launched in Davao City, Philippines during the 1st Smoke-free Cities Regional Workshop in 2013. It was organized to bring together all cities, municipalities and provinces, and other different smoke-free settings, which includes heritage sites and cities in the ASEAN that are moving towards becoming smoke-free. SCAN provides a platform to share experiences and learn from the best practices on smoke-free of different cities, cities with different cultures but with a common goal. The establishment of SCAN has increased the awareness of the political leaders on the importance of creating and adopting strong smoke-free policies to make cities healthy and livable.

In 2015, the mayors and governors signed the pledge of commitment during the 3rd Smoke-free Cities Regional Workshop in Iloilo City, Philippines. SCAN officially accepted members coming from the 10 ASEAN countries. At present, there are more than 300 SCAN members.

Penang, Malaysia 2017

Krabi, Thailand (2016)

Iloilo, Philippines (2015)

Balanga City, Philippines (2014)

Davao City, Philippines (2013)


Davao City – Best Practice Exchange between the Philippine mega cities of Makati and Davao: Anti-Smoking Campaign of Davao City The group was welcomed by Dr. Domilyn Villarreiz, Davao City Anti-smoking Task Force Vice Chair and SEATCA FCTC Program Manager.

Present were Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin S. Binay, Jr. , Councilor Edgar Ibuyan Sr., Councilor Karlo Bello, Atty J Melchor Quitain (Davao City Administrator) and the councilors from Makati.

Balanga City, Bataan, Philippines/27 August 2014 – SEATCA presents the SEATCA ‘Smoke-free City’ Award to Balanga City Mayor Joet Garcia, for “Exemplary commitment to protecting the health of its people by making all enclosed places and outdoor places 100% smoke-free.” Last year, the award was given to the City of Davao.

The 2nd Smoke-free Cities ASEAN Regional Workshop: Shaping the Future of Smoke-free in the ASEAN, hosted by Red Orchid Hall of Famer, Balanga City, concludes today.