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Solons told: e-cigarettes need new rules

/ 07:22 AM March 18, 2018

Local vapers are appealing to legislators to apply a different set of rules for electronic cigarettes amid a growing list of evidence that showed e-cigarettes, or vapes, were a less harmful alternative to tobacco and was a viable tool for those who want to quit smoking.

Vapers Philippines recommended the exclusion of e-cigarettes in the Tobacco Regulation Act (RA 9211) and the adoption of a separate set of regulations for e-cigarettes in terms of advertising and promotions, sale, distribution and use.

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“We underscore our position that vaping and smoking should not be lumped together,” said Mark Czerwin Erana, spokesperson of the group.

Joey Dulay, head of the Philippine E-cigarette Industry Association (Pecia), said regulation of e-cigarettes would help millions of Filipino smokers quit and protect them from diseases associated with tobacco.

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