Foryouvape Report, December 21 news, according to foreign news reports, the Philippines The Department of Health （DOH） joined the condemnation of the e-cigarette regulatory bill.
The Philippine Senate passed the bill at the third and final reading on December 16, and it is currently being merged with the House of Representatives Bill 9007 by the Bi-House Conference Committee.
The Ministry of Health stated in a statement that the approval of SB 2239 would put Filipino youths at risk and pointed out that the use of e-cigarettes among young people has increased.
It said the bill is retrogressive and contains provisions that contradict public health goals and international standards.
“By lowering the age of using steam products from 21 to 18 years, allowing flavoring, and allowing advertising and sponsorship strategies, once the bill is passed into law, it will expose our young people to harmful and addictive substances and make steam products have Attractiveness and attractiveness,” said the Ministry of Health.
It insists that e-cigarette products contain toxic substances such as nicotine, propylene glycol, carbonyl compounds and carbon monoxide, which may be addictive, toxic or carcinogenic.
The health department said that the passage of SB 2239 would downplay the laws, such as Republican Decree 11346 and 11467.
The 60 civil society organizations affiliated to the Crime Tax Coalition also called on President Duterte to veto the bill, saying that it completely damaged the health, welfare and well-being of Filipinos.
They stated that the e-cigarette industry must be strictly regulated to prevent the epidemic of lung damage related to e-cigarettes.
On Wednesday, health professionals also urged the president to veto the proposed measure, saying the bill was a betrayal of medical staff who have been fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
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