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DOH eyes inclusion of vapes, e-cigarettes in nat'l smoking ban

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The Department of Health (DOH) is planning to move for the inclusion of vape and e-cigarettes in the national smoking ban, a report on 24 Oras said Tuesday.

The report said the DOH wants to prohibit the use of vapes and e-cigarettes in enclosed and public areas like bars and restaurants.

Citing the World Health Organization, the DOH said the use of vapes and e-cigarettes is likewise dangerous to one's health.

The Philippine Medical Association has expressed its support to the DOH's proposal, although the E-Cigarette Industry Association is opposing it.

President Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order No. 26 last May 16, banning smoking in public and enclosed places. —KBK, GMA News

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