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.


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.


“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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