A press release by the Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA), highlights the orchestrated propaganda against vaping, as Senate discusses the proposed e-cig regulations.
Last May, the House of Representatives for the Republic of the Philippines passed the Non-Combustible Nicotine Delivery Systems Regulation Act also known as House Bill 9007, aimed at regulating the sale and manufacture of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products. Co-authored by 154 in the 300-man chamber for the House, the bill aims to prevent sales to minors.
President of consumer group Vapers PH and CAPHRA member, Peter Dator, describes the bill as a massive turn around from the previous prohibitory approach and proposed ban, and hopes the Senate will pass the legislation by September.
CAPHRA Executive Coordinator Nancy Loucas, had highlighted that the hard work of local consumer and THR advocates are paying off. “The world is watching as the Philippines Senate looks set to approve the most progressive and risk-proportionate vaping legislation in Asia Pacific. We’re hoping other countries in the region will then follow their lead,” she added.
Diane Caruana – VapingPost – 2021-09-17.