DOH wants e-cigarette smoking also banned in public places

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MANILA, Philippines—Smokers using electronic cigarettes in public places should also be apprehended like those puffing regular cigarettes in no smoking

SEC chairperson Teresita Herbosa said the SEC had issued an advisory warning prospective investors against Aman Futures. But she explained that the firm also had to be given “the opportunity to be heard.” Photo from http://www.sec.gov.ph

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as, a Department of Health (DOH) official said Tuesday.

“Smoking pa rin ’yan. Kaya ’pag sinabing ‘no smoking in public places,’ [at] naglalakad sa mall [while smoking] dapat hulihin yon. Hindi pwdeng sabihin na porket e-cigarette ang sinisigarilyo niya ay safe na,” Health Undersecretary Teodoro Herbosa said in an interview with Radyo Inquirer 990AM.

(It’s still smoking. So when you say ‘no smoking’ in public places and you see somebody puffing away with an e-cigarette in prohibited places like malls the person should be apprehended. It cannot be argued that smoking e-cigarette is safe.)

Herbosa cited a study by the World Health Organization (WHO) which said that the smoke emitted by an e-cigarette is also dangerous to health.

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  • $30075310

    epic fail on the attached picture. she is the SEC chair and has nothing to do with DOH.

  • padrefaura

    Dear Inquirer, Teodoro Herbosa of DOH is the brother of Teresita Herbosa of SEC. Teresita is the dummy of ACRA in the SEC. ACRA is running the SEC through Herbosa. proof? look how many ACRA lawyers were brought in the SEC with Teresita. these lawyers remain in the ACRA payroll and will not lose seniority in the firm when they get back after the stint.

  • farmerpo

    Computer program po and PDI editor. Sorry.

  • gatou

    What study by the WHO is this? Please identify.

  • UrHONOR

    HOW about DYNASTIES in government service?

  • Brax82

    I sometimes ask myself, why I still bother to read this paper. Then I see a Noytard post which makes me smile. Sarap lng talaga pagtawanan ng mga Uto uto lalo na pag dini deny nila haha!

  • $5699914

    How about those smoke-belching vehicles running around the country, when are these going to be taken out off the roads?

  • Brax82

    Why don’t they try to see why smoking is prohibited inside malls in the first place…

  • Danny Day

    I do not smoke but I know that the purpose of the “No Smoking” sign is to protect other people like me from 2nd hand smoke. Since e-cigarettes do not produce smoke, why should it be banned?

    • Brax82

      Very well said!

  • Brax82

    Palpak na nga yung pakikialam ni Drilon sa Sin Tax Bill, dadagdag ba DOH! Anu ba tlga plano nyo?

  • noyab

    ANG TANGA NAMAN NG MGA TAGA DEPT OF HEALTH, MIST ANG LUMALABAS SA E-CIGARETTE AT DI SMOKE…MGA PULPOL KAYO LIKE NOYTARD…….

  • noyab

    LIAR KA HERBOSA, ILABAS MO AND WHO STUDY PARA MALAMAN NG MAMAMAYAN NA DI SMOKE ANG LUMALABAS SA E-CIGARETTE BUT A MIST DAHIL WALA NAMAN SINISINDIHAN DUON……TANGA KA…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/arvhinoSaavedra Arvin Saavedra

    Bkit di muna iban ang yosi bago ang e-cig? sayang ang increase ng tax? haha. Pde po ba makita ung study results? dami kcng d naniniwala gwa ng walang pinapakitang results. syang nmn gastos nyo sa study kung d nyo isshare.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.co.9 Chris Co

    bakit lumiliit na na kita ng mga tobacco companies kaya dumadaing na sila dahil malaking market share ang naagaw ng e cig?

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