Travelers beware. If your a smoker then Davao City may not be the place for you. As from June 1st  2013 there is a complete smoking ban in the city and the surrounding barangays. As far as one can tell the only exceptions are in your own house, in your own car with the windows closed or in a designated smoking area but no one seems to know where these area's are so be very carefull. The penalties if you are caught smoking are quite severe in the form of fines or possible imprisonment.