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Bohol cops, enforcing Duterte order, to seize vapes, e-cigarettes but make no arrests

By: - Correspondent / @leoudtohanINQ
/ 06:31 PM November 20, 2019

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol – Police in Bohol are to start enforcing an order by President Rodrigo Duterte banning e-cigarettes and start seizing such devices being used in public places.

Col. Jonathan Cabal, Bohol police chief, issued a directive to all his men to seize e-cigarettes or vapes if these were seen being used in public.

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Cabal said there would be no arrests, though, but ordered his men to monitor closely for violations of the President’s order.

A similar order was sent out by Brig. Gen. Valeriano de Leon, head of the Central Visayas police.

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The health department had reported a case of lung injury being linked to e-cigarettes or vaping in the region.

Manufacturers.had been promoting e-cigarettes or vapes as a less dangerous alternative to traditional cigarettes but cases in the United States of vape-related diseases are on the rise.

Edited by TSB
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