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Duterte bans use, importation of e-cigarettes

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 11:30 PM November 19, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday banned the use and importation of e-cigarettes.

Duterte said he would “ban the use and importation” of vaping or e-cigarettes.

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President Rodrigo Duterte holds a press briefing in Malacañang on Tuesday night, November 20, 2019. (NESTOR CORRALES/INQUIRER.net)

“Vaping is also dangerous, I am banning it. If you are smoking now, you will be arrested,” Duterte said in a hastily called press conference In Malacañang Tuesday night.

“I will order law enactment to arrest anybody vaping in public,” he added.

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“I hope everybody is listening. You now why? Because it is toxic and the government has the power to issue measures to protect public health and public interest.”

Edited by GSG

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