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Vape bill lapses into law

/ 11:51 AM July 26, 2022

The Vape Bill now lapsed into law as confirmed by Malacañang

FILE PHOTO: E-cigarette proponents say vaping is better than smoking tobacco, but health officials say there is no study yet on the long-term effects of vaping. On Tuesday, July 26, 2022, Malacañang confirmed that the controversial Vape Bill lapsed into law on July 25. INQUIRER/RICHARD A. REYES

MANILA, Philippines — The measure seeking the regulation of vaporized nicotine (vape) and non-nicotine products as well as novel tobacco products – also known as the “Vape Bill” – has lapsed into law.

In a letter, Executive Secretary Vic Rodriguez informed the Senate and the House of Representatives that the hotly debated legislation lapsed into law on July 25.


Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles also confirmed this to on Tuesday when asked if the Vape Bill has already lapsed into law.


“Yes,” she said.

The measure regulates the importation, manufacture, sale, packaging, distribution, use, and communication of vaporized nicotine or vape and non-nicotine products, including novel tobacco products.

The Senate and House of Representatives approved the Vape Bill in January.

READ: Vape bill awaits Duterte’s approval

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