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Philippines Pushing For Strong E-Cigarette Regulations

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MANILA — The House of Representatives for the Republic of the Philippines is prepared to move forward with a proposed landmark bill that would...

Philippines Survey: Most Smokers Would Switch to Safer Alternatives

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59% of the estimated 16 million Filipino smokers, would try smoke-free alternatives if they were “commercially available and subject to certain product safety standards.”Citing...

Philippines: Joint House Committees Approve Vape and Heated Tobacco Bill

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Last December, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, announced a ban on the use and import of e-cigarettes, adding that anyone caught using the products would...

Philippines: Juul Halted E-Cig Sales to Minors Ahead of Ban

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The recently signed Republic Act (RA) No. 11467, banned the sale of all electronic devices to all nonsmokers and anyone under 21. To this...

Philippines WHO Rep. Admits That E-Cigs Are Safer Than Cigarettes

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The WHO has been overtly against vaping products. Infact last September, two leaked papers from the WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO), had suggested...

Philippine Vape Group Says E-Cigs Should be Viewed as Safer Alternatives

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“PECIA and our 250 members do not claim e-cigarettes are smoking-cessation devices. We mandate our members to be responsible entrepreneurs by observing ethical business...

Duterte’s Vaping Ban Propagates the Drug War in the Philippines

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Reader's discretion is advised.  The discussion over tobacco harm reduction in the United States is an emotional demonstration of dogmatic assumptions. It is true that...

The Philippines to Ban E-Cigarettes and Arrest Users

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The US CDC has confirmed that the outbreak of EVALI, is almost certainly not linked with vaping legal nicotine products. Duterte 74, once a heavy...

Philippines: The DOH in Support of Total E-Cig Ban

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“If the DOH had its way, we would go for an outright ban and I think there is a possible legislation that will be...

The Philippines Passes a Resolution Recommending E-Cigs for Harm Reduction

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The lawmakers refer to the success obtained in the UK following the endorsement of e-cigarettes as cessation tools, and mentioned the renowned reports by...